Ninebark

Pacific Ninebark

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Siberian miners’ lettuce

Siberian Miners’ Lettuce is a member of the purslane family and it had a variety of medicinal uses among aboriginal peoples in coastal BC. It’s related to the traditional miners’ lettuce which was used as a spring salad green.

Siberian Miners' Lettuce (Claytonia sibirica)

Siberian Miners’ Lettuce (Claytonia sibirica)

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Unfolding into summer ….

The season for fiddleheads is past, and ferns are now unfolding into summer. These sword ferns (Polystichum munitum) are a fixture of the west coast woods.

 

Sword fern (Polystichum munitum) near the Cheakamus River,  British Columbia.

Sword fern (Polystichum munitum) near the Cheakamus River, British Columbia.

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