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post #31 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 04:08 PM
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Andy, that's a well-watered anemone!!
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I lived in PR for 5 years and never heard of the place. Cambium, where are they?!
That is not my post, it is susied's , however, on Van.Isl. I know of a few locations and sometimes Camas grows among them. Considered fairly Rare. Natives and Pioneer-settlers nearly ate them to extinction.
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That is a fortunate timing of a "stone-crop" in bloom. Lucky you ! [ did you notice any fragrance ? ].
I've not seen this before, though I think it looks more like a type of saxifrage to me. Stonecrop is usually yellow.

Some Flickr/Google rummaging suggested Tolmie's Saxifrage though I'll have to check Pojar & Mackinnon:
I stand corrected, after a little googling too. I was going by my book of "edibles" that describes these as succulents. Sedums are something else too.

[ Similar photo off Wikipedia, there are some differences in the flowers.]
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monkeybeard: if I'm not mistaken the flower in your first picture is called Old Mans Beard and Dru will correct me if I'm wrong. (haha).
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pmjwright, Chocolate Lily Bluffs are a side trail off the Sunshine Coast trail as it heads up to Gibraltar Bluffs. The turnoff is now well marked; the Trinket Trail comes in from the left and Chocolate Lily goes off to the right. It's just 5 mins or so from the main trail, a lovely little bluff which is covered in chocolate lilies in May. These were taken May 17. A bear and I shared the bluff, but he was feeling shy and did not want to be photographed, taking off at great speed as soon as he saw me.
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monkeybeard: if I'm not mistaken the flower in your first picture is called Old Mans Beard and Dru will correct me if I'm wrong. (haha).
ummm ya - Old Mans Beard is a lichen, that looks like a western pasqueflower (anemone family) to me!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemone_occidentalis
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I don't know the first flower, the second are Lupins, I think
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first one's foxglove (digitalis)
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I stand corrected, after a little googling too. I was going by my book of "edibles" that describes these as succulents. Sedums are something else too.

[ Similar photo off Wikipedia, there are some differences in the flowers.]
Yeah, I noticed that too.

Pojar & Mackinnon (I see there's a revised edition out now) even mentions that it could be mistaken for Stonecrop (another of my many favourite flowers). Maybe it's the fact they're yellow, but Stonecrop is just so damn cheerful

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Thanks Dru. I have a few more that I would love to identify. These were taken in Africa so I'm not sure if you would know them
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monkeybeard: if I'm not mistaken the flower in your first picture is called Old Mans Beard and Dru will correct me if I'm wrong. (haha).
monkeybeard,that funny!I'm growing a beard right now.HaHa! []

No it's not old mans beard,it is a lichen typically hanging off oldgrowth limbs.This is actually an anenome found in the alpine.A very unique looking flower.Really cool when a slope of them is backlit by the sun.These ones were on the south side of Mt.Siokum,central van. isl. early sept.
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Speaking to chocolate lillies; I don't think we can blame natives for the rarity of these lillies,they have eaten thier bulbs and the bulbs of many other similar plants for thousands of years.Settlers probalbly liked meat and canned food better.I think the real blame rests on habitat loss due to the influx of "civilization" and "progress" brough by the settlers.I doubt the natives depleted any resources,they had/have better common sense than that.Victoria and area was awash in oak meadows abundant in such lillies but then WE had to destroy just about all of it.Then came scotch broom to finish what we started.
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Andy, that's a well-watered anemone!!
No kidding - and those shallows was as far into Lower Marriott Lake as I could stand to go

Re: Chocolate lilies - Okanagan Mtn Park is another place to find them. We saw quite a few last May (more than the number of ticks, and we saw more than enough of those little bloodsuckers).
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Black Tusk Meadows

White Swan Lake/Rockies...more for the contrast/background.
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Apricot blossoms in my neighbours yard

Glacier Lilies galore - Vidler's Ridge
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