Friday, July 22, 2016

#Blooms & Berries on Pacific Northwest #Hikes - Saturday Snapshots

I've been posting quite a few photos lately of trees, mountains, rivers, and people from my hikes and walks. I also take pictures of plants. So here are a few blooms and berries I've captured recently. 
[Click on photos to enlarge.]

Common Yarrow - Achillea Millefolia

Hardtack - Spirea Douglasii

Thimbleberries - Rubus parviflorus
Salmonberry - Rubus Spectabilis
Red huckleberries - Vaccinium parvifolium 
Purple sage - Salvia dorrii var. carnosa
 (I think!)
A mystery.
These berries were the size of English peas.

I identified these plants by checking this website, as well as others:
Turner Photographics - Wildflowers
Let me know if I got them wrong!

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  1. Those blooms are so pretty! It's great that you took the time to check what they were called.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a good weekend.

  2. These blooms look so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Beautiful! And thanks for identifying. ;)

  4. They are all beautiful. And thanks for letting us know what they are, I would have had no clue.

  5. Thanks for doing the hard work and looking up the names of the plants. I always like to know about plants, birds, etc. I have a spirea in my yard, but it is not the lovely pink one you photographed.

  6. Funny, but I have never seen any of these plants in person!

    Love your photos.

  7. A friend enlightened me about the berries in the final photo. They're False Solomon's Seal - Smilacina racemosa. Research revealed that they are edible when they turn red in autumn, and they were used for medicinal purposes by native Americans and early settlers.

  8. Beautiful photos! And I was so impressed you knew what the blooms & berries all were! Thanks for sharing your resource.

    I've never heard of thimbleberries - they look very much like raspberries. And I just read a novel set in the Pacific NW that mentioned salmonberries, so i was glad to see what they look like!


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  9. 'Hardtack' looks anything but - so soft-looking. Thimbleberries remind me of Elizabeth Enright's Newbery Award winning (1939) Thimbleberry Summer. Am glad to finally see what they look like. Thank you!

  10. Good for you for being able to identify them. Even with photos, I don't have the patience to search for them.

  11. Lovely and so colorful!

  12. Gorgeous shots! I really like the look of those Salmonberries.....thanks for sharing.

  13. I love the names of some of the plants, especially the Thimbleberries and Huckleberries.

  14. Such beautiful pictures. You're a talented photographer as well as writer!
    Kathy G.

  15. These are lovely. Thank you for sharing these.

    Kelly Marshall


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