Monday, November 10, 2014

Nagoon berry

There are always surprises

On July 1 2014 i came upon a Nagoon berry that first looked the same, but today looking at the pictures it turns out to be a different subspecies then the one that grows around my place.

Rubus arcticus ssp stellatus

Three Guardsmen BC

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Elaeagnus commutata

It was the sweet scent of the flowers that stopped us in out tracks

Aishihik road

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Actaea rubra
June  22 2014
on the trail up to Granite mnt. along the Haines road
I have seen  a lot of Baneberries closer to the coast. (past the summit and Haines Alaska)
and earlier this month i saw them blooming on the island along the Millennium Trail in Whithorse

Saturday, May 31, 2014

saskatoon berries blooming

Amelanchier alnifolia
May 30 2014
on the mountain behind Mendenhall subdivision
the bushes stay small here but bloom prolifically 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Arctous rubra

Arctous rubra
red bearberry
May 10 2014
Moose Skull Lake, Mendenhall subdivision

arctous - northern or land of  bears

 Previously I have called it Arctostaphylos rubra
Kinnikinnik is an arctostaphylos, The Arctous has leaves with winged stalkes, blunt toothed margins, anthers without horns or awns, and juicy rather than mealy berries.