BOTANY BC is an annual meeting of botanists and plant enthusiasts of British Columbia and is open to anyone interested in plants, serious botanists and amateurs alike. This web page shows some of the wildflowers and plants we saw on the 2008 field trip in Powell River. The next field trip is planned for 2009, at Muncho Lake on the Alaskan Highway.
In the morning of Day #3, we took a water taxi to Savary Island from the village of Lund (25 km north of Powell River). We were met and guided by Liz Webster of the Savary Island Land Trust. The WGS84 coordinates are 49o 56' 22" North, 124o 48' 39" West.
Please scroll down to see the photos.
to see wildflowers of other days of the Botany BC field trip.
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Google Earth image of the central part of Savary Island.
A "taxi" (aka pickup truck) picked us up from the pier, and drove us to the
point, "SI Walk 1", where we started our hike.
Arriving on the Savary Island pier after the water taxi from Lund.
Photo #   Time       Plant Name
#7046     11:13     Common Red Paintbrush   –   Castilleja miniata   –   P.258
Vancouver Groundcone beside a Douglas Fir cone   –   Boschniakia hookeri   –   P.354
Arriving on the south shore of Savary.
Western Coralroot (an orchid)   –   Corallorhiza mertensiana   –   P.119
Star-flowered False Solomon's Seal   –   Smilacina stellata   –   P.100
Wally Kiel with a Douglas Fir with a strange growth pattern.
Pink Microsteris   –   Microsteris gracilis (AC)   –   P.234
Contorted-pod Evening-Primrose (yellow) and Sea Blush   –
Camissonia contorta and Plectritis congesta (AC)  –   P.209 and 333
Meadow Death-Camus   –   Zygadenus venenosus   –   P.109
Bicolor Lupine   –   Lupinus bicolor   –   P.196
Common Vetch   –   Vicia sativa (AC)   –   P.193
Wall Speedwell   –   Veronica arvensis   –   P.262
Blue-Eyed-Grass   –   Sisyrinchium idahoense   –   P.114
Salal   –   Gaultheria shallon   –   P.53
Finishing our walk on the beach.
Arriving back in Lund.
Many thanks to Adolf Ceska (AC) for checking the identification
of the plants.
If you know of any other mislabeled plants, please let me know
(please refer to the number above each photo).
Reference pages are taken from:
"Plants of Coastal British Columbia"
by Pojar and Mackinnon. Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver, BC, 2004.