Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Flowers at Mountain School






Did you know that there aren’t any poison flowers in the North Cascades? But there are over 1,625 plant species that have been seen. But they predict more! You can find flowers on wet hillside seeps and moist shady forest floors to dry east-side slopes and exposed alpine ridges. The picture we chose is a picture of a trillium flower. When you are walking down a trail in the North Cascades you might see the same flower over and over again in different places because of their wide spread distribution but we will not see some of these flowers anywhere else in the world besides the North Cascades. There are some flowers flowering in late February and early March in low elevation forests and as late as August and early September in the alpine zone. While most of our flowers are insects or wind pollonated, those flowers blooming during warmer days of April and May, such as salmonberry,Indian Plum,and red-flowering current will be visited by Humming birds returning to breed.If you ever go to the North Cascades you will know more about the flowers there.

By Amber and Anglica

P.S. The pinkish redish flower is called Salmonberry flower. If you read whats on top then you know that we will see different flowers.

P.S.S The white flower with five petals is called the Indian Plum. The white flower with three petals is called the Trilum. Tri is the latin root word for three!

7 Comments:

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Annie said...

The Trillium is really pretty, but which is your favorite flower you read about? why?

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Anglica said...

Hi Annie,
Amber and I like to read about the Trilium because it's so pretty and there is a lot of
information on it. Maybe we will see one next week!

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger nathan said...

nice pituer.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Anglica said...

Annie did you know that Christina told me that the trillium turns pink after its pollinated?

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger Xanna said...

What flower is that? It is beautiful. How long did it take you to find that exact picture?How many pictures did you have to go through before you found that perfect picture?

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Amber said...

Xanna, which one?

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Nice pictures...

 

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