Pressed plants

I was in Fairbanks last week and was delighted that Fireweed had already started to blossom there. Here in Anchorage it just starts to bloom in very sunny places. My travel pressing kit consisted of a field guide, paper towels, and a bag of Premium Blazer Wood Pallets.   Pressed …

Dissection 4 – Fabaceae – Big-leaved lupine – Lupinus polyphyllus

Big-leaved lupine – Lupinus polyphyllus Habitat:                hillside, south facing Leaves:                 compound, palmate Inflorescence:   inflorescent Fruits:                   none # of petals:          2?, fused # of sepals:         multiple # of stamen:       multiple Dehiscence:       dehiscent # of carpels:        multiple Placentation:     basal # of seeds:          multiple  

Dissection 3 – Borganiaceae – Tall bluebell – Mertensia paniculate

Tall bluebell – Mertensia paniculate Habitat:                hillside, south facing Leaves:                 multiple Inflorescence:   single flowers, bunched Fruits:                   none # of petals:          1 # of sepals:         1 # of stamen:       multiple Dehiscence:       indehiscent # of carpels:        multiple Placentation:     basal # of seeds:          multiple  

Dissection 2 – Asteraceae – Common yarrow – Achillea millefolium L.

Common yarrow – Achillea millefolium L. Habitat:                hillside, south facing Leaves:                 alternate, fern-like Inflorescence:   multiple flowers Fruits:                   none # of petals:          multiple # of sepals:         multiple # of stamen:       multiple Dehiscence:       indehiscent # of carpels:        multiple Placentation:     nasal # of seeds:          multiple

Dissection 1 – Geraniaceae – Northern cranesbill – Geranium bicknellii

Northern Geranium – Geranium bicknellii Habitat:                hillside, south facing Leaves:                 simple, lobes pinnate, leaf margins cleft Inflorescence:   single flowers Fruits:                   none present # of petals:          5 # of sepals:         5, connation # of stamen:       multiple Dehiscence:       indehiscent # of carpels:        1 Placentation:     basal # of seeds:          multiple