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Redwood National Park Revisited

Back in 2013 a friend and I made a quick trip through Redwood National Park in northwest California. Our visit here was too short, so last summer when my wife and I were in the area we made a point to spend … Continue reading

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Random Plant: Silky beach pea

Silky beach pea (Lathyrus littoralis, Fabaceae) can be found exclusively on coastal dunes along the Pacific Ocean from British Columbia through northern California. Although growing to only 18-24″ in height, this perennial stands out thanks to its fuzzy foliage and striking bicolored flowers. These … Continue reading

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Random Plant: Beach strawberry

Beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis, Rosaceae) can be found among beaches, coastal dunes and grasslands along the Pacific Ocean from Alaska through South America. I came across the individual above at Redwood National Park in California this April. As with other strawberries … Continue reading

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Random Plant: Salmonberry

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis, Rosaceae) can be found in damp forests along the Pacific coast from Alaska to California. Similar to the raspberry, this woody perennial forms dense prickly thickets. It blooms through the spring and early summer and the purple … Continue reading

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is best known for its namesake coast redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens, Cupressaceae). These trees are the tallest on earth, regularly exceeding 300 feet in height and sometimes approaching 400 feet. Capable of living for over 2000 years, coast … Continue reading

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