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 we saw on the hillside.
Botany BC holds a field trip every spring, often in May.
The 2008 field trip will be on Savary Island.
Please scroll down to see the photos.
to see wildflowers of other days of the Botany BC field trip.
Welcome to the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre!
We stayed at the adjacent Spirit Ridge Lodge
On the second day of the field trip, we headed west of Osoyoos on the
Crowsnest Highway #3. In the morning, we climbed a hill on the
US border and, in the afternoon, we wound our way up the Mt. Kobau road.
The Similkameen River flows south to the US border, then eastward
into the Osoyoos Valley.
We parked just off the Crowsnest Highway and climbed the Chopaka
hill to the east overlooking the Similkameen River.
The WGS84 coordinates of the gate are 49o 01' 13" North,
119o 41' 00" West.
The elevation varies from 475 to 600 m.
How would you like to meet this scorpion as you sat on the
Heading west on Highway #3 towards our morning field trip site -
the low hill in the middle.
A type of mustard growing in the ditch on Nighthawk Road.
Maybe it is a Small Wallflower - Erysinum inconspicuum - P.233
Nameless animal in the paddock to the east of Nighthawk Road.
Mike Miller, our morning leader on the Chopaka grasslands site -
"go right up the hill - my right, not yours"
Phlox and Daisies
Fine-leaved Daisy - Erigeron linearis - P.119
Halimolis whiteii ???
Shaggy Daisy - Erigeron pulimus - P.120
Thompson's Paintbrush - Castilleja thompsonii - P.169
Young Fine-leaved Daisy ??? - Erigeron linearis - P.119
Pale Comandra - Comandra umbellata - P.198
Short-beaked Agoseris - Agoseris aurantiaca - P.109
Round-leaved Alumroot - Heuchera cylindrica - P.266
Looking west over the Similkamen Valley from our lunch
spot, accompanied by Balsamroot
We're in Ponderosa country now.
Bitterroot - Lewisia rediviva - P.257
Please let me know about any plants that are misindentified!
Surely some are.
If you can email the correct ID to me, I'll be very grateful (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.