Smells Like Rosemary

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leiavoia
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Smells Like Rosemary

Post by leiavoia » September 26th, 2018, 9:44 am

I've encountered rosemary scented plants on several mountains now, and Google is not helping me figure out what they are. Can you help?

I found these in huge thickets on Mt Hood in September, in the Muddy Fork valley area between Bald Mountain and Ramona Falls. They smell great when you step through them.
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On Mt Strawberry, i found these along the trail. Same thing?
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Are any of these edible or useful for cooking?

Thanks again.

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Re: Smells Like Rosemary

Post by adamschneider » September 26th, 2018, 10:59 am

Are you sure those yellow flowers are from the same plant? My first thought on the smelly leafy stuff is some sort of sagewort/mugwort/wormwood (Artemisia), but they have pretty inconspicuous flowers.

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Re: Smells Like Rosemary

Post by leiavoia » September 26th, 2018, 11:20 am

I think the first specimen is a kind of mugwort. Seems to match the description. Thanks.

The yellow flowers are not the same plant, but i photographed it because is was also fragrant (IIRC - i cant smell the photo)
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Re: Smells Like Rosemary

Post by adamschneider » September 26th, 2018, 1:04 pm

It's probably a goldenweed of some sort: Haplopappus, Ericameria, or Columbiadoria. Those late-blooming DYCs can be tricky to identify without clear side views of the flower heads. Was it on Hood or Strawberry?

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Re: Smells Like Rosemary

Post by leiavoia » September 26th, 2018, 1:47 pm

the yellow flowers were on Strawberry in mid-August .

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Re: Smells Like Rosemary

Post by adamschneider » September 26th, 2018, 1:52 pm

leiavoia wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 1:47 pm
the yellow flowers were on Strawberry in mid-August .
Then browse this link. I still think one of the goldenweeds is the most likely, possibly Ericameria bloomeri.

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Re: Smells Like Rosemary

Post by Thuja » September 27th, 2018, 9:09 am

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