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Dorena Wildflower Census

farewell_to_spring

A wildflower walk on the first day of summer led us to the aptly named Farewell-to-Spring.  These beauties can be found in sunny meadows like those at Bake Stewart Park.

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Dorena Wildflower Census Update

There was a wonderful Wildflower Walk at Bake Stewart Park today.  It was a joint effort of the Willamette Watershed Council, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Native Plant Society. It was fun to search for wildflowers with many pairs of eyes, and one sharp observer spotted a Cat’s Ear Lily.

cat's ear lily

I have been hoping to see one of these for years now and today was my lucky day!

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Wildflower Census Update

While walking through Bake Stewart Park yesterday, we saw two wildflowers that we had never seen before.

Checkered Lily

The first was a beautiful checkered lily.

The second was the wild larkspur.

It seems that Lane County is now keeping auto traffic out of Bake Stewart Park, the better to allow the wildflowers to thrive.

They appear there in abundance and are worth a trip out Row River Road to visit.

Here is a photo of Bake Stewart and his wife sitting by the road in front of their house.  The spot where they are sitting is close to the south-east corner of the park.  Their beautiful old farmhouse still stands, now a private residence.

Another picture of the Stewart house, this one from the 1930’s.

The photo of the checkered lily comes from saunteringoregon.com, a terrific site for any admirer of our State.

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Dorena Wildflower Census 2010

Last wildflowers of the summer….

Queen Anne’s Lace

Wild Chicory

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Dorena Wildflower Census 2010

Wild Sweetpea

Tiger Lily

Foxglove

The ubiquitous Daisy

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Dorena Wildflower Census 2010

The Dorena Wildflower Census is an ongoing project of the Dorena Historical Society.

Vetch

Western Starflower

Yellow Wood Sorrel

California Poppy

Herb Robert

Lupines

False Solomon’s Seal

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Dorena Wildflower Census 2010

A visit to the Wildflower show in Glide this weekend helped with the identification of a few of our local wildflowers.

Mountain Sweet Cicely

Dwarf Monkey Flower

Fringe Cup

Buttercup

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Dorena Wildflower Census 2010

The Dorena Wildflower Census in an ongoing project of the Dorena Historical Society

Miner’s Lettuce

California Saxifrage

Columbine

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Dorena Wildflower Census 2010

An elusive Striped Coral Root, a lovely wild orchid.

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Dorena Wildflower Census 2010

A very busy wildflower day!

A Hooker’s Fairybell

A big Grand Hounds Tongue

A dwarf Bramble

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