09 August 2010

Campsite Bouquet

My family was at camp with friends this last weekend. The day we were leaving back home, my family went on a walk through the forest. I found some flowers and plants that I liked and I picked them for this bouquet.
In the above photo you can see (from L to R) Maiden Hair fern, an Acer variety (of some sort), Indian Pipe, and Western Hemlock. We are unable to figure out the stems in the back, so I guess it's just a weed!
We camped an hour from Mt. St. Helens in the Cascade Mountains. We like to visit a little store called the 'Randal One Stop' on hwy 12.
When we first saw the Indian Pipe we thought it must be in the mushroom family. It isn't but uses a fungus to help it grow.
This is not an edible native plant.


Mildred said...

What a wonderful sounding trip and such a pretty bouquet. Thanks for sharing it with me. Have a great week. Do you have Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chains in your state? In my post entitled Colors-Red, look for the really big chicken on top of our KFC!!!

Lanny said...

Nice bouquet Abby, glad you all had a good time.

KathyB. said...

I actually took a lot of photos of this plant, Jim called it Chicken of the forest I think and tried to use a bit of it for his and Joey's "feather" in the scavenger hunt.I had so much fun and am always astounded by God's own landscaping and floral arrangements!

A. Joy said...

That's a really interesting plant! I'd never seen it before and didn't spot that one out there in the woods - good eye!