Cape Sebastian plant

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skein4
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Cape Sebastian plant

Post by skein4 » May 15th, 2013, 10:13 am

A Cape Sebastian Unidentified [not yet] Flowering Object. I went through my Coastal Plants and Turner references but had no luck. Anyone? It was located south of Gold Beach on the Cape Sebastian hike to Hunters Cove. Near to the beach, in the forest. Great hike by the way! Tons of wild iris in full bloom.
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Re: Cape Sebastian plant

Post by payslee » May 15th, 2013, 11:42 am

Don't recognize that one straight off, but it's got "escaped ornamental" written all over it.

Any gardeners out there?

-payslee

skein4
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Re: Cape Sebastian plant

Post by skein4 » May 15th, 2013, 12:46 pm

...it was the only one we saw during the hike, so that could make sense.

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Re: Cape Sebastian plant

Post by bobcat » May 15th, 2013, 3:44 pm

It's a Lilium; the closest one that is native to that area is pardalinum (leopard lily). However, the leaf whorls are double-layered, which makes me also think it's some kid of cultivar.

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Re: Cape Sebastian plant

Post by skein4 » May 20th, 2013, 9:25 am

Thanks folks!

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