Joined: 01 Sep 2007
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Location: Sequim WA
Botanist-hikers may enjoy browsing the new Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria website. One of its many features is to simply draw a polygon around your next destination, perhaps a remote mountain meadow, and see what specimens have been collected there. From the dreaded Alnus viridis and Oplopanax horridus, to the beloved Vaccinium deliciosum and Morchella esculentoides, it is remarkable how far afield botanists have collected specimens in remote areas.
The site also has an excellent collection of links on regional flora.
Allotropa virginata, Mt. Ellinor
Delphinium glareosum, Hurricane Ridge
"of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt" - John Muir
"the wild is not the opposite of cultivated. It is the opposite of the captivated” - Vandana Shiva