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Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 28, 12 at 14:36

Quite common in the windy, exposed, sub-alpine regions where it grows. The skirt is protected under the snow during the winter. Click on the picture to see more.
Sub-Alpine Fir,  Abies lasiocarpa

My wife and I took a trip to the Olympic Peninsula here in Washington State last weekend. It was a quick trip to see my wife's relatives and our former classmates, so I was lucky to get up in the park.

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RE: Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

phildert huh??? .. lol..

pic 12.. elk??.. high mountain moose ... oh.. next pic. bambi ...

pic 20 ID???? also called 41???? rigida or a real old green arrow???

story on the BIG!!! tree??? #37 aka 65 .. redwood???? WAG'ing here ....

well .... it surely doesnt remind me of SE MI .. lol.. where the average elevation change is three feet over 30 miles ... lol .. you guys and your trips to the mountains ... make me jealous ... and then i wonder if i would ever get int eh car if i were there ....

thanks for the effort to post them..


RE: Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

That's great to see.

RE: Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 28, 12 at 23:04

Pretty impressive! Enjoyed the summer 2012 pics too!

RE: Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

Sounds like a nice trip. Always great to see conifers in the mountains!

RE: Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

Mike, you are a landscape AND photo artist.

RE: Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

"Click on the picture to see more" - doesn't work for me, they can only be seen by password

Is that some cones on the skirt foliage? If yes, that's very unusual. Or is it dead stems killed by sticking above the snow?


RE: Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 31, 12 at 5:29

Resin, that's Epilobium augustifolium, aka Fireweed. It looks nice in the mountains, but is a pesky weed in my garden. Clicking on the link below should work Resin.
I finally got around to labeling the rest of the pictures I took on the trip. Ken, that big tree is a Pseudotsuga menziesii, aka Douglas Fir. It's located near Lake Quinalt, a favorite hiking area for me. Yup, phildert. I was going to use Pete Moss, but it was already taken.
Yes, Ken, I think that is a 'Green Arrow'. I saw that in the town of Sequim, the driest place on the coast north of Los Angeles. It's in a 'rain shadow' on the leeward side of the Olympic Mountains. Pilots call it 'The Blue Hole'. I used to do a lot of hiking up in the mountains there when I was trapped in a small house with a small yard in Seattle. Now that I'm out in the country on ten acres, the need to hike in the mountains isn't as strong. I've been here since 1978.

Here is a link that might be useful: My garden

RE: Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

Darlowek, Poland, Baltic Sea.

Pinus nigra with a skirt

Pinus silvestris

Eryngium maritimum

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