first February flowers

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first February flowers

Post by Chip Down » February 9th, 2020, 6:05 pm

February is when I'm accustomed to seeing the first flowers, often Columbia Kittentails. A little earlier than usual this year.
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Re: first February flowers

Post by adamschneider » February 9th, 2020, 9:19 pm

I've never seen kittentails in February. But then I've only ever seen them on top of Dog Mountain, where the season is later due to the elevation.

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Re: first February flowers

Post by bobcat » February 10th, 2020, 9:57 am

Saw both of these blooming at the end of January while doing trail work (grass widows at McCall Point and kittentails at the cliffs near Upper McCord Creek Falls). Snow queen is also blooming at some lower level elevations as well as toothwort, coltsfoot, and woods violets.

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Re: first February flowers

Post by adamschneider » February 10th, 2020, 9:59 am

bobcat wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 9:57 am
...and woods violets.
Do you know which violet exactly? That common name covers a lot of ground!

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Re: first February flowers

Post by drm » February 10th, 2020, 1:06 pm

Yeah, I saw a fair number of grass widows at Syncline yesterday.

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Re: first February flowers

Post by bobcat » February 13th, 2020, 7:52 pm

adamschneider wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 9:59 am
Do you know which violet exactly?
orbiculata - not sempervirens . . .

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Re: first February flowers

Post by adamschneider » February 14th, 2020, 12:16 am

bobcat wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 7:52 pm
adamschneider wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 9:59 am
Do you know which violet exactly?
orbiculata - not sempervirens . . .
Those two drive me nuts.

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