Monday, October 21, 2013

Lake Wenatchee – Cabin Flora

Left: Mist Through the Trees; Right: Mist Over Lake Wenatchee
Mist Through the TreesMist Over Lake Wenatchee
Just over a year ago we were here (Lake Wenatchee Misty Fall Day- Plants We Noticed on a Sunday Morning) at the cabin and it was a misty fall day. Today: blue skies and perfect weather for a little investigation of the flora around the cabin. Most of the trees cabin lot are Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) and fir or hemlock (I got stuck on the identification key where it asks “twigs warty where old needles have fallen of”). The understory is composed of Oregon Grape (Mahonia), Oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor), Birchleaf Spiraea (Spiraea betulifolia), Oregon boxleaf (Paxistima myrsinites), Elderberry (Sambucus), Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus), and Western Mountain-Ash (Sorbus scopulina) to name a few.

Left: Nightstand Insect Visitor (Dead); Right: Birchleaf Spiraea
Nightstand Insect Visitor (Dead)Birchleaf Spiraea

Left: Oceanspray; Right: Birchleaf Spiraea
OceansprayBirchleaf Spiraea

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