Potential for Floral Survey of Fields Peak, OR

Fields Peak (2243m/7362'), a peak apart of the Aldrich Mountain Range of central Oregon, is a location that deserves greater focus for future surveying of locally undocumented subalpine flora populations. Roughly 5 miles east of the Cedar Grove Botanical Area, the only stand of Cupressus nootkatensis (Alaska Yellow Cedar) east of the Cascades of Oregon, this is an area already known to be of unique botanical interest.

Hosting previously undocumented disjunct populations of Abies lasiocarpa (Subalpine Fir), Pinus Albicaulis (Whitebark Pine), and an extensive list of other vascular plant species, this is a location that possesses significant potential for hosting other species of unique distribution that are unknown to the region. These disjunct populations, like those documented in the Cedar Grove Botanical Area, could provide invaluable data on the historic distribution of previously undocumented populations.

I'm glad that I had the brief opportunity to visit this area while attending to other surveying responsibilities, and I hope to be able to return to this location myself at a future date.

由使用者 steinm steinm2023年11月20日 03:03 所貼文

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亞高山冷杉 (Abies lasiocarpa)

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8月 8, 2023 09:26 PDT

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Population covers most of the north slope of Fields Peak extending down to the saddle 0.25-0.5 miles north of the peak.

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8月 8, 2023 09:40 PDT

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單側花 (Orthilia secunda)

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8月 8, 2023 09:56 PDT

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8月 8, 2023 10:27 PDT

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8月 8, 2023 11:01 PDT

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洛磯山黃杉 (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca)

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8月 8, 2023 11:06 PDT

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8月 8, 2023 11:16 PDT

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Open rocky slope habitat at 2218m. Overall growth form no taller than 20cm.

Glandular-pubescent corolla with faint violet nectar guides and yellowish lanate lower limb. Staminode tip recurved, distal end densely pilose with yellow hairs. Calyx lobes lanceolate and glandular-pubescent. Interrupted thryses with moderately glandular-pubescent axis. Erect stem retrorsely hairy. Basal leaves elliptic, leathery and glabrous. Leaves largely hidden beneath substrate.

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白皮五針松 (Pinus albicaulis)

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8月 8, 2023 11:21 PDT

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西方剑蕨 (Polystichum munitum)

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8月 17, 2023 12:28 PDT

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