Two Important Coastal Food Plants

Silverweed (Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica) can be found in wet seepage areas and sandy spots near the ocean. Two very visible coastal plants that I’ve noticed along the top of the beach at South Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve are also important food plants for a number of first nations groups. Both Springbank Clover (Trifolium wormskjoldii) and Silverweed …

A Rose By Any Other Name

South Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. I’ve recently enjoyed walking the South Beach Trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and was amazed by the number of plants in flower both along the trail and on the rocky outcrops at South Beach itself. Five of these plants belong in Rosaceae (Rose family) and I decided to put them …