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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mount Douglas Forest

Today I went to Mount Douglas Park, but instead of ascending to the top I checked out some of the forest trails at the base of the mountain. I discovered these large-leafed plants in boggy glade. The earth beneath them was black mud, freshly inscribed with the delicate hoofprints of deer.These are Salal flowers. Later they will develop into small edible berries. This plant is widely found all over the North Pacific coast of America.


Anonymous said...

You live in one of the finest cities in the nation. Victoria is a beautiful place and one where nature was king and people seemed to appreciate it.

Nice photography.

Debbie Courson Smith said...

I had never seen a salal plant before, thank you!

Jane Hards Photography said...

New plant to me too. Beautiful capture