Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default Lower Higgins Blooms

Enjoyed another fine hike out at Rocky Fork wilderness area recently, this time over in the Lower Higgins Creek corner. The Canada Violets were at peak bloom that day.
Attached Images
 
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

But we had pretty much missed the Dutchman's Britches blooms. Here are a last few stalks, already well past their prime. But you can still see how much they look like some Britches (pants) out on the clothesline!
Attached Images
   
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

And here is a close cousin of Dutchman's Britches - same genus (Dicentra) but different species. It's called Squirrel Corn - perhaps someone thought the blooms were shaped like kernels of corn? Both species need cool, wet, shady forests with very rich soil (sounds just like Rocky Fork!)
Attached Images
 
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Here at Rocky Fork, the Trout Lilies were still blooming. Ours at the home park (lower elevation and drier) are already going to seed.
Attached Images
 
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

And we saw plenty of Great White Trillium in these shady cool woods. Some in bud...
Attached Images
  
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Some in full bloom...
Attached Images
 
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:24 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

And some beginning to fade. (Great White Trillium often turns pink as it fades.)
Attached Images
 
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:24 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Highlight flower (for me) on this trip is a rather rare one in our region. Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia) is a TINY plant that only grows in about 3 or 4 locations in our region. And this corner of Rocky Fork has the largest, healthiest population. Here are some of the typical pink flowers.
Attached Images
  
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:25 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

And here's the even rarer white-flowered variety. Rocky Fork is the only place I've seen these white ones.
Attached Images
 
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2014, 9:26 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Will close with one of the MANY waterfalls along Lower Higgins Creek. Hope you enjoyed the damp, flowery walk! Thanks for any comments and critique!
Attached Images
  
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:32 PM.