May 21 2017, in the yard
Wednesday, May 17, 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
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
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.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2017 09 06
Not very common here, but i found this one along Elfin creek here.
I learn we have two kinds of bunchberries in the yukon
|Petals cream proximally, purple distally; hypanthium densely hairy; distalmost leaves much larger than those at 2 more proximal nodes.||6 Cornus unalaschkensis|
|Petals cream; leaves at 2d node from apex non-chlorophyllous, scalelike; sepals cream, membranous, apices rounded.||4 Cornus canadensis|
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Or as i call it timberberry. it's Latin name Geocaulon lividum
As i crawled over the forest floor to collect little pumpkins to decorate my pie for Thanksgiving. I was surprised to find so few. Yet the once i did find had transformed in perfect little pumkins, as oppossed to there more evenly rounder form in the summer.
Monday, July 20, 2015
raspberries ( top corners)
northern black currants
and the the droplets are two cloud berries ( Rubus chamaemorus) they taste good the way i picked them, red, but they should turn orange while ripening more.