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Bryant Park, Albany OR

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Bryant Park, Albany Oregon
Field Search – April, 02, 2014

Checking out the aftermath of the flooded Bryant Park in Albany OR. Water has receded very much with only very shallow ponds remaining. The woodland pools help me imagine a scene of a southern swamp. Also came across a variety of edibles or soon to be. A very nice patch of  English Daisy, Nettle, Lemon Mint, Bittercress, Dandelion, and an occasional Plantain. Not all were ready to eat still waiting on the soon to be Cherry, Elderberry, Rose Hips and Hawthorn.

 


Bryant Park
Only a month ago all the grass that you see was under 6ft of water.
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Remnants of the flood waters
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It was a very calm evening
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Contemplation station
Nettle
Nettle
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Narrow leaf Plantain
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Broadleaf Plantain
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Lemon Mint

 

 


 

Lewisburg Saddle, Corvallis OR

 

 

Fairy Slipper Orchid - Hairy Patterson Rd, Corvallis OR
Fairy Slipper Orchid (Calypso Bulbosa) – Hairy Patterson Rd, Corvallis OR

 

Field search

for wild edibles and specimens this late march morning in Benton County. Came across high in numbers and in full bloom the Fairy Slipper Orchid. Also spotted many other specimens such as the Rattle Snake Plantain, Yellow Fawn Lily, Trillium, and what I suspect to be the unbloomed Lady Slipper Orchid. Many great photo opportunities, I am excited to start organizing my data.  CHEERS!
-Henry


 

Curious gum drop looking fungi.
Curious gum drop looking fungi.
Cluster of Yellow Fawn Lilies, budded and ready to blossom.
Cluster of Yellow Fawn Lilies, budded and ready to bloom.
Still not sure but my hopes lean towards this being a Lady Slipper Orchid.
Still not sure but my hopes lean towards this being a Lady Slipper Orchid.
Close up of the beautiful Calypso blossom.
Certain tribes of Native Americans use to eat the bulbs of this orchid, however due to over picking it has become scarce in Oregon.

 

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3 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your site on Craigslist, that’s how I found it. The pictures are beautiful, information very helpful. You mentioned hawthorn up above, what can you do with hawthorn, how do you harvest and dry it? We have a beautiful tree in our yard. Thanks, Jen

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