BOTANY BC is an annual meeting of botanists and plant enthusiasts of British Columbia and is open to anyone interested in plants. This web page shows some of the wildflowers and plants we saw on the field trip. The next field trip is planned for the spring of 2008, on Savary Island.
In the morning of Day #1, we were led to an Ecological Reserve just north of the end of Osoyoos Lake by Terry McIntosh. The reserve lies just north of the east end of Road #22, in a desert area. The WGS84 coordinates are 49o 05' 34" North, 119o 31' 29" West.
Please scroll down to see the photos.
to see wildflowers of other days of the Botany BC field trip.
Google Earth image of Osoyoos Lake, with its desert area to the east
Crossing the river on Road #22
Long-leaved Phlox - Phlox longifolia - P.193
Snow Buckwheat - Eriogonum niveum - P.200
Pasture Sage - Artemisia frigida - P.143
Terry McIntosh explaining how the rusty steppe moss bursts forth with water.
Rusty Steppe Moss - Syntrichia ruralis - P.403 -
It used to called Tortula ruralis. It srpung to life when watered.
Death Camus - Zigadenus venenosus - P.305
Upland Larkspur - Delphinium nuttallianum - P.204
Columbia Bladderpod - Lesquerella douglasii - P.238
Low Pussytoes - Antennaria dimorpha - P.138
Possibly Holboell's Rockcress - Arabis holboellii - P.232
Thread-leaved Phacelia - Phacelia linearis - P. 189
Bitterroot - Lewisia rediviva - P.257
This morning's venue, looking northwest.
Pale Comandra - Comandra umbellata - P.198
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium - P.116
Rambling in search of new plants.
Round-leaved Alumroot - Heuchera cylindrica - P.266
Dalmation Toadflax - Linaria genistifolia - P.176 (a European weed)
Many thanks to Terry McIntosh 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 Southern Interior British Columbia"
by Parish, Coupe and Lloyd. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, AB, 1996.