This is a great time of year to hit the old, familiar trails. They're never the same, one week to the next, with plants and mushrooms, birds and animals each showing up according to their own personal schedules.
These are some of this week's new spring flowers along the Elk Falls trail:
|Oregon grape, Berberis nervosa.|
|Serviceberry, aka Saskatoon, Amelanchier alnifolia.|
|The flowers of serviceberry.|
|Solomon's seal, just starting to flower. Maianthemum racemosum.|
|Vanilla leaf, Achlys triphyllla. Just the leaves; only a few were starting to flower.|
|One of the few vanilla leafs sending up its single flower stalk.|
And this was something I hadn't seen on the island before: chocolate lilies. Unfortunately, too far away for a good look. Maybe if I lay down on the steps and stuck my head and camera through the rails? Another attempt is in order.
|Chocolate lilies, Fritillaria lanceolata.Only one is fully open.|
Also in flower, not photographed: Pacific dogwood, red elderberry, miner's lettuce, more yellow violets, and blue-eyed Mary. There were still a few pink fawn lilies, and a couple of late trilliums.
- Las flores amarillas de mahonia (uva de Oregon), Beriberis nervosa.
- El arbusto de Saskatoon, Amelanchier alnifolia.
- Y las flores del mismo.
- Sello de Salomón falso, Maianthemum racemosum, apenas empezando a abrir sus flores.
- Hoja de vainilla, Achlys triphylla. Estas son solamente hojas; solo en algunas plantas aparecían las nuevas flores, todavía sin abrir por completo.
- Uno de los pocos tallos con botones apenas abriéndose.
- El lirio de chocolate, Fritillaria lanceolata. Uno está abierto.