Friday, April 17, 2009

Photo Quiz

This time of year can be challenging for me, as people bring in a grass seedling or a basal rosette and ask me for an ID. This plant looked familiar, though. Then I found an old flower stalk. Should be easy, although photographs never capture the exact color and color texture.

4 comments:

Keith said...

Is it Dodecatheon meadia?

Keith said...
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Keith said...

On the other hand, the place seems too wet for Dodecatheon. Now I'm guessing Saxifraga pensylvanica.

Scott said...

I think I liked your first guess, Keith. Saxifraga pensylvanica would have pilose pubescence on the upper leaf surface. Those leaves look glabrous. Habitat certainly seems odd.