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The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain #Wildflower Status Update 04/14/2016 – 39 Species Blooming

This will likely be my last status update on wildflowers at The Pocket this season. The overstory is filling out, and the leafy understory is blocking what sun makes it through the leaves on the trees, so the spring ephemeral season is drawing to a close. From a species count – this time I counted 39 species blooming – it seems to be active, but most of those are in definite decline. This would be a particularly good time to come if you want to catch some of those species in fruit. The massive display of Bent White Trillium (Trillium flexipes) is still on, but it and most other species are past their peak.

White Baneberry, Doll's Eyes - Actaea pachypoda

White Baneberry – time to be transitioning to the Doll’s Eyes common name – Actaea pachypoda

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One-flowered Broomrape – Orobanche uniflora – Added to USWildflowers Database

One-flowered Broomrape, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/30/2011.)  Scientific name is Orobanche uniflora.   It is also known by the common names Ghostpipe, One-flowered Cancer Root and Naked Broomrape.  Photo below was taken in the Boise Foothills in Ada County, ID on June 21, 2011.  Go to the One-flowered Broomrape detail page  for more photos and information.

One-flowered Broomrape ; One-flowered Cancer Root, Naked Broomrape - Orobanche uniflora

One-flowered Broomrape ; One-flowered Cancer Root, Naked Broomrape - Orobanche uniflora