Yet another flower question

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Yet another flower question

Post by derwoodynck » February 29th, 2020, 11:13 am

Here's one from July 26, 2017 near Little Castle Lake in the Castle Crag Wilderness. I can seem to find anything on the wildflower sites that looks like it to me.

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Post by adamschneider » February 29th, 2020, 11:29 am

Weird, I've never seen anything like that. The only thing that comes close is hardhack (Douglas' spirea), but it has much denser inflorescences. I guess it could be a mutant hardhack with loose clusters? At least the leaves match.

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Re: Yet another flower question

Post by derwoodynck » February 29th, 2020, 12:06 pm

adamschneider wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 11:29 am
Weird, I've never seen anything like that. The only thing that comes close is hardhack (Douglas' spirea), but it has much denser inflorescences. I guess it could be a mutant hardhack with loose clusters? At least the leaves match.
Well that makes me feel better for not being able to come up with anything. Hardhack was as close as I could come too, right spot for it near the lake shore.

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Re: Yet another flower question

Post by bobcat » March 1st, 2020, 10:52 am

Yes, hardhack for sure - just not fully bloomed like we're used to seeing it.

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