Hi all, I'll post here some images of Alberta plants, both on my acreage (in the 'wild parts') the family farm (uncle and cousins now, was my grandparents' farm) this acreage was carved from, botanising bike rides around my area, and occasional day trips into foothills, mountains, and other areas in Alberta..
I'm going to dive right in in the middle of 2010, with images not yet posted (I've done a good chunk of the year at SRGC http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5641.0 , and everything posted to forums is also posted more fully on Picasa); I think what I will do is continue posting on SRGC, but I will try to mostly do a different set of images from each outing, in case anyone might look at both!
This first set is the end of a long bike ride on June 20, visiting some familiar sites, and finding a great new spot which had a lovely colony of Dodecatheon, among other things..https://picasaweb.google.com/cactuscactus/June202010AGeraniumsAndRoses#https://picasaweb.google.com/cactuscactus/June202010BRueAndValerian#https://picasaweb.google.com/cactuscactus/June202010CShootingStarsAndAle...
This last main site is one I have visited a number of times, having an amazing colony of multicoloured Castilleja miniata (focus on those another day), large patches of Anemone canadensis and many other things. Just a few shots today from the roadside and edge of the poplar woodland..https://picasaweb.google.com/cactuscactus/June202010DAnemonesAndSarsapar...First, on the way from the last stop, looking across a cleared wet pasture (maybe hay in dry enough years), I think the yellow is dandelion..
A wet roadside with a semi/aquatic Ranunculus sp
Roadsides near the woodland site, Anemone canadensis
Sarsaparilla, Aralia nudicaulis
On the way home, a nice colony of Antennaria sp in a pasture