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.