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#NPOD: Ballhead Waterleaf #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 06/19/2013

Photo from June 15, 2010. Location: Boise National Forest, Ada County, ID.

Ballhead Waterleaf - for more photos / info go to the  Hydrophyllum capitatum detail page.

Ballhead Waterleaf, Cat's Breeches, Dwarf Waterleaf - Hydrophyllum capitatum

Ballhead Waterleaf, Cat’s Breeches, Dwarf Waterleaf – Hydrophyllum capitatum

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Ballhead Waterleaf – Hydrophyllum capitatum – Added to USWildflowers Database

Ballhead Waterleaf, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/18/2010.)  Scientific name is Hydrophyllum capitatum.  A variety of this plant also is known by the common name Alpine Waterleaf.  Photo below was taken Boise National Forest near Boise, Idaho on 06/15/2010.

Ballhead Waterleaf - Hydrophyllum capitatum

Ballhead Waterleaf - Hydrophyllum capitatum

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05/05/2009 The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain – Season Over

I’m calling an official close to the spring wildflower season at The Pocket at Pigeon Jack in the PulpitMountain, from the USWildflowers.com perspective.  While there are still certainly many wildflowers blooming, the image of the Jack in the Pulpit is symbolic of the status of the spring wildflowers.  It is moving into the summer season – no remaining trillium blossoms, only a rare scattering of geranium and phacelia, and even the Canada violets are almost entirely gone.  The wild hydrangea blossom buds are starting to form, and the flying gnats are becoming a problem. 

While I will still make occasional treks down to The Pocket, future reports will be intermittent (maybe until next spring!) and I hope to bring reports from wildflower expeditions into other areas of the region starting, Lord willing, with a report from Big Frog Mountain next week.

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