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Old 07-01-2020, 04:43 PM
 
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Plant #20

Leaves have a "velvet" feel.

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Are the stems square instead of round? If so, I agree...some sort of mint. Many are velvety/hairy.
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:47 PM
 
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That is Thimble berry, a bit mealy but very, very tasty and good to eat.

# 18 is salal, also has an edible berry but not particularly tasty without sweetener put on it.

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Concur!

This is FUN!
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:48 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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Plant #19

A taller plant... is this considered a tree or a bush?

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That's a shrub, might be wild blueberry or pink huckleberry. Watch it for berries, either blue or salmon pink and taste it.

On the other hand, it could be soapberry and won't taste very good but birds like it.

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Old 07-01-2020, 04:50 PM
 
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That's a shrub, might be wild blueberry or pink huckleberry. Watch it for berries, either blue or salmon pink and taste it.

On the other hand, it could be soapberry and won't taste very good but birds like it.

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Agree...either a mangled huckleberry or soapberry. Leaves seem a little stunted for soapberry. Maybe heavily browsed.
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:55 PM
 
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Concur!

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Yes, and Robert is on a roll.

Parnassia, have you noticed the difference in the condition of the plants that he's posting that are common to both the south and north coast plants? Those in the south are coarser and smaller looking due to drier and warmer conditions, while those we have further north in wetter conditions are bigger and more fully "fleshed out" looking.

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Old 07-01-2020, 04:58 PM
 
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Agree...either a mangled huckleberry or soapberry. Leaves seem a little stunted for soapberry. Maybe heavily browsed.
He's on the coast, that's stunted and tilted like that because of the steady wind off the ocean, and the drier and warmer climate conditions. Kind of like that windswept big tree shown in his first picture in this thread. It can't stand straight and the branches grow away from the direction the wind is coming from because of the drying wind constantly pushing on it.

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Old 07-01-2020, 05:00 PM
 
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Plant #22

Is this the leaves of Cow Parsnip? I know I have Cow Parsnip.

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Old 07-01-2020, 05:03 PM
 
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Yes, and Robert is on a roll.

Parnassia, have you noticed the difference in the condition of the plants that he's posting that are common to both the south and north coast plants? Those in the south are coarser and smaller looking due to drier and warmer conditions, while those we have further north in wetter conditions are bigger and more fully "fleshed out" looking.

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Definitely! More rain, less summer drought and heat, less frequent fire favor faster, sprawling "vigorous" softer growth. Harsher drier conditions and more frequent fire favor slower, more compact protective growth patterns. Kind of like sampling the same species in different spots along a drive over the Cascades from west to east...

We have many of the same species (different subspecies but not always) up here in AK too. Along the coasts, look most similar to PNW growth, as you go inland, growth starts getting more compact and coarser.

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Old 07-01-2020, 05:05 PM
 
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Plant #23

This is a tree with 1' diameter trunk, although it fell down and is lying sideways.

-45/hr to mow the grass - is that a bit steep?-dsc00760-large-.jpg

-45/hr to mow the grass - is that a bit steep?-dsc00761b.jpg
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:15 PM
 
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Is this the leaves of Cow Parsnip? I know I have Cow Parsnip.

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Looks more like Angelica...same family as cow parsnip (Heracleum) they can look similar when newly emerged. Doesn't grow as large as cow parsnip. Similar phototoxic skin reaction as cow parsnip but IME less intense. They often grow in the same areas. Good bear food.

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