Naked Broomrape – A Fascinating Parasitic Plant

British Columbia is home to a number of spectacular broomrapes like naked broomrape (Aphyllon uniflorum). These beautiful parasitic plants are easy to miss because of their size. However, once you know what to look for they can be found regularly. Understanding the connection between the parasite and the host plant is an important factor in locating and identifying different species …

Wildflowers at Comox Lake Bluffs Ecological Reserve

In my previous post about the Comox Lake Bluffs Ecological Reserve I hinted that I had a few more wildflower photographs to share. The bluffs are definitely a fantastic destination for wildflower photography and there are many unique flowers that grow on the hot exposed bluffs. Chocolate Lily¬†(Fritillaria affinis) The delicate nodding flowers of Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria affinis) grow along …