Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sheperdia canadensis

female  flowers, and indeed  on the soapberry bush by the poplar where the swing used to be.

male flowers

female soapberry bush

male soapberry bush
May 21 2017, in the yard

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Geocaulon lividum

the false toadflax is blooming, May 16 2017.
This one found at teapot ponds, but it is very common around here, and i saw it coming into bloom the last few days.
I call it timberberry,
but it's prettiest name is northern comandra
 comandra meaning hairy calyx lobes

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Juniperus horizontalis

Yes! a few days ago, the male flowers released their pollen and yesterday i finally found, on a different plant (dioecious) a few female flowers with a last year berry ( which is not a true berry) and a two year old  ripe, blue, berry on the same branch.

April 29, 2017
Along the Takhini river, on the Kusawa road

and male flowers releasing pollen on April 25, 2017
same place

Friday, April 21, 2017


April 21, 2017
I put a sprig in a vase on wednesday, and picked on April 19 like this

Empetrum nigrum subsp. hermaphroditum

update May 21 2017: The E.nigrum is now past blooming in the wild, it flowered the first week of May. Yesterday  i noticed how the plant has now light green/whitish buds, looking like flower buds, but they are the leave buds.