Yet another Flower ID

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Yet another Flower ID

Post by Guy » June 29th, 2020, 7:32 am

If Adam or someone else would be so kind! Came across a large boggy meadow of this on the the South end of Surveyors Ridge yesterday.

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Also found an old wooden pipe there!

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Re: Yet another Flower ID

Post by Bosterson » June 29th, 2020, 7:57 am

Isn't that just blooming false hellebore?
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Re: Yet another Flower ID

Post by jessbee » June 29th, 2020, 8:13 am

Bosterson wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 7:57 am
Isn't that just blooming false hellebore?
Looks like it from the leaves!
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Re: Yet another Flower ID

Post by bobcat » June 29th, 2020, 3:56 pm

It's the white-flowered species: Veratrum californicum (California false-hellebore). The green flowered one - Veratrum viride - is somewhat more common in northern Oregon.

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Re: Yet another Flower ID

Post by adamschneider » June 29th, 2020, 3:58 pm

Specifically, it's California corn lily/false hellbore (Veratrum californicum); it has white flowers on ascending stalks. Green corn lily (Veratrum viride) has green flowers on droopy stalks.

You can find both near Mt. Hood, but the green version is strictly subalpine, and the white one is more of an east-sider.

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Re: Yet another Flower ID

Post by Guy » June 29th, 2020, 5:07 pm

Thanks all, struck me because there was so much of it in one place! A whole meadow full.

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Re: Yet another Flower ID

Post by adamschneider » June 29th, 2020, 6:00 pm

Guy wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Thanks all, struck me because there was so much of it in one place! A whole meadow full.
Yeah, that's pretty good. Seems like I only ever see the whole meadowfuls when they're still a month or two away from blooming:
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