Botanizing in the Siskiyous

Here are some images from a recent weekend trip to the Little Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon where the late spring waves of wildflowers and butterflies are aglow. I’ll be co-teaching a 6-day botany course there in May 2017. Stay tuned for details!

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Siskiyou Iris

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Field that was burned in January growing in thickly with star thistle and natives.

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Seed head of a rare Aster family species.

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View of the kiln and mountains.

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The edge of the prescribed burn in January.

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Botanizing with my little one. He’s signing ‘owl’ here.

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Medicine oak, poison oak, lacquer bush.

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Peeled fir and pine poles ready for use in construction projects.

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Triteleia hendersonii

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Spending time with the penstemon key in Hitchcock & Cronquist.

 

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