Category Archives: Flora

Botany & Flora: Plants, Herbs, Trees, and the Green Earth.

Wheeler High Shool Fossil Beds (Fossil, Oregon)

Wheeler High School Fossil Beds ~ Wheeler High School, Fossil, Oregon * (541) 763-4146 ~ https://www.oregonpaleolandscenter.com/wheeler-high-school-fossil-beds In the town of Fossil Oregon one can easily collect fossils for a mere $5 entrance fee (donation based on honor system in a … Continue reading

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Tamarisk

Tamarisk aka Tamarix Folknames: Salt Cedar, Tamarisk Description: There are over 50-60 species of flowering plants in the family of Tamaricaceae native to the dry regions of Eurasia and Africa. It was named after the Tamaris River in Hispania Tarraconensis … Continue reading

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Gingko Petrified Forest

Gingko Petrified ForestVantage, Washington. http://parks.state.wa.us/288/Ginkgo-Petrified-Forest Article by Thomas Baurley on 12/3/2016 ~ Enroute to a archaeological survey I was doing, we stopped the night at Wanapum State Park only to discover next door was the GIngko Petrified Forest. What a … Continue reading

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Neolithic Wooden Wells (Germany)

Willy Tegel et al. Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World’s Oldest Wood Architecture. PLoS ONE 2012. Open access Image:http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0051374 Figure 2. Tree-ring samples and chronologies. (A) Temporal distribution of 147 oak ring width series, indicating the lengths of the … Continue reading

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Spanish Moss: Tillandsia usneoides

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia Common Names:Spanish Moss, Spanish-moss, Florida moss, long moss, graybeard, ghost hair, hanging air plant. Taxonomy:Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Angiosperms Class: Monocots Order: Poales. Family: Bromeliaceae. Genus: Tillandsia species: usneoides Localities:The plant is limited to the southeastern United … Continue reading

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Beard Lichen (Usnea spp.)

. Beard lichen, Congaree National Park, Columbia, SC Name: Beard Lichen Common Names:Beard, Beard Lichen, Usnea, Old Man’s Beard, Beard Lichen, Tree’s Dandruff, Woman’s Long Hair, or Tree Moss. Ipts-aak (a.k.a. “limb moss”), Suts’wakt (Bella Coola in British Columbia), P’u7up (Nitinaht … Continue reading

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Lichens

Beard lichen, Congaree National Park, Columbia, SC photo by Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Photography (c) 2012. Name: Lichen Common Names: Lichen, beard, beard lichen, algae, fungus, Sunburn, Rock Hair, Yellow Candles, Golden Pine Lichen, Little Clouds, Oak Moss, Crab’s-eye, Coral Crust, … Continue reading

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Polyporus spp. : Bracket or Shelf Fungi

Name: Bracket fungi, or shelf fungi Common Names: Bracket fungi, shelf fungi, conks, oysters, wood rot fungi, sulphur shelf, birch bracket, dryad’s saddle, artist’s conk, turkey tail. Taxonomy: Kingdom: Fungi. Phylum: Basidiomycota. Class: Agaricomycetes. Order: Polyporales. Family: Polyporaceae. Genus: Polyporus. … Continue reading

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Common Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus

Wild sunflowers along roadside in New Mexico Sunflowers a.k.a. “Common Sunflower”, “Mirasol”, “Kansas Sunflower” Helianthus annuus Localitie: Located throughout the western and southern United States, Southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. They are native to meadows, roadsides, foothills, prairies, and dry … Continue reading

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Eustrephus latifolius: Wombat Berry

Eustrephus latifolius in * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011 Eustrephus latifolius: * Wombat berry * Common Names: Wombat berry Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Angiosperms; Monocots; Asparagales; Asparagaceae; Lomandroideae; Geitonosplesiaceae; Eustrephus laifolius. Location/Environment:Native to Malaysia, Eastern Australia (especially … Continue reading

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