Plant List for Cape Roger Curtis

April 2, 2005—From Cape Roger Curtis to 11⁄2 kilometres east, plants and trees were observed and recorded on May 19th, 1991 and May 24th, 1993. Names given within parentheses are alternatives. The “*” indicates plants of special significance, rare in this zone or any zone, and rare so close to the mainland.

By Terry Taylor as published in Discovery Magazine, Spring 2005

CONIFERS

  • Abies grandis: Grand fir
  • Juniperus communis: common juniper
  • Juniperus scopulorum: Rocky Mountain juniper *
  • Pinus contorta var. contorta: Shore pine
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii: Douglas-fir
  • Thuja plicata: Western red cedar

DICOTYLEDONS

Trees

  • Alnus rubra: Red alder
  • Arbutus menziesii: Arbutus

Shrubs

  • Amelanchier alnifolia: Saskatoon
  • Arctostaphylos ura-ursi: Linnikinnick
  • Cotoneaster horizontalis: Rock cotoneaster
  • Gaultheria shallon: Salal
  • Holodiscus discolor: Ocean spray
  • Lonicera ciliosa: Orange (western trumpet) honeysuckle
  • Lonicera hispidula: Hairy (purple) honeysuckle
  • Mahonia aquifolium: Tall Oregon-grape *
  • Mahonia nervosa: Dull Oregon-grape
  • Philadelphus lewisii: Mock-orange *
  • Physocarpus capitatus: Pacific ninebark
  • Rosa nutkana: Nootka rose
  • Rubus ursinus ssp. macropetalus: Trailing blackberry
  • Spiraea douglasii: Hardhack
  • Symphoricarpos albus: Common snowberry (waxberry)

Herbs

  • Achillea millefolium: Yarrow
  • Aphanes arvensis (A. occidentalis): Field (western) parsley-piert
  • Barbarea orthoceras: Winter cress
  • Callitriche sp.: Water starwort
  • Campanula rotundifolia: Common harebell
  • Cerastium arvense: Field chickweed
  • Collinsia parviflora: Small-flowered blue-eyed Mary
  • Delphinium menziesii: Menzies’ larkspur *
  • Eriophyllum lanatum: Woolly sunflower
  • Fragaria virginiana: Wild (blueleaf) strawberry
  • Galium aparine: Bedstraw (cleavers)
  • Geranium molle: Dovefoot geranium
  • Gnaphalium sp.: Cudweed
  • Grindelia integrifolia: Puget Sound (entire-leaved) gumweed
  • Hieracium albiflorum: White-flowered hawkweed
  • Linaria canadensis var. texana: Blue toadflax *
  • Lotus micranthus: Small-flowered lotus (deervetch)
  • Mimulus alsinoides: Chickweed (annual) monkey-flower
  • Mimulus guttatus: Yellow monkey-flower
  • Minuartia tenella (Arenaria stricta): Slender sandwort *
  • Montia parvifolia: Small-leaved montia (miner’s lettuce)
  • Myosotis discolor: Common (yellow and blue) forget-me-not
  • Orthocarpus pusillus (Triphysaria pusilla): Dwarf owl-clover
  • Plantago elongata: Slender plantain *
  • Plectritis congesta: Sea blush
  • Polygonum douglasii (P. spergulariiforme): Spurry knotweed
  • Prunella vulgaris: Self-heal
  • Satureja douglasii: Yerba buena *
  • Saxifraga ferruginea: Alaska (rusty) saxifrage
  • Sedum oreganum: Oregon stonecrop
  • Sedum spathulifolium: Broad-leaved stonecrop
  • Trientalis latifolia (T. boreaelis ssp.latifolia): Broad-leaved starflower
  • Trifolium variegatum: White-tipped clover *
  • Trifolium willdenowii (T. tridentatum): Tomcat clover
  • Veronica arvensis: Wall speedwell
  • Veronica peregrina var. xalapensis: Purslane Speedwell
  • Vicia sp.: Vetch

MONOCOTYLEDONS

Grasses and Sedges

  • Aira caryophyllea: Silver hairgrass
  • Aira praecox: Early hairgrass
  • Bromus tectorum: Cheatgrass
  • Danthonia spicata: Poverty oatgrass
  • Festuca idahoensis: Idaho fescue
  • Festuca (Vulpia) myuros: Rattail fescue
  • Panicum occidentale (Dianthelium acuminatum): Western witchgrass (panic grass)

Other Monocots

  • Allium cernuum: Nodding onion
  • Camassia leichtlinii: Great camas *
  • Carex lyngbyei: Lyngbye’s sedge
  • Carex obnupta: Slough (basket) sedge *
  • Goodyera oblongifolia: Large-leaved rattlesnake (plantain) orchid
  • Luzula parviflora: Small-lowered wood-rush
  • Platanthera sp.: Rein orchid
  • Zygadenus venenosus: Death camas

FERNS AND FERN ALLIES

  • Aspidotis densa: Indian’s-dream fern *
  • Asplenium trichomanes: Maidenhair spleenwort
  • Polypodium glycyrrhiza: Licorice fern
  • Pteridium aquilinum: Bracken fern
  • Selaginella wallacei: Wallace’s spikemoss

MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS

  • Aulacomnium palustre *
  • Bryum miniatum
  • Dicranoweisia cirrata
  • Dicranum scoparium: Birdbeak (broom) moss
  • Kindbergia oregana (Eurhynchium oreganum)
  • Hylocomium splendens: Step moss
  • Isopterygium (Pseudotaxiphyllum) elegans
  • Isothecium stoloniferum
  • Plagiothecium sp.
  • Polytrichum commune: Common haircap moss
  • Polytrichum juniperinum: Haircap moss
  • Polytrichum piliferum: Haircap moss
  • Rhacomitrium canescens
  • Rhacomitrium occidentale
  • Rhizomnium glabrescens
  • Calypogeia sp. liverwort

LICHENS

  • Cladina portentosa
  • Cladina rangiferina: Reindeer lichen
  • Cladonia chlorophaea
  • Cladonia gracilis
  • Cladonia macilenta
  • Coelocaulon aculeatum
  • Hypogymnia physodes
  • Parmelia saxatilis
  • Parmelia sulcata
  • Peltigera aphthosa
  • Peltigera membranacea: Dog lichen
  • Umbilicaria sp.
  • Verrucaria maura: Marine lichen
  • Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia
  • Xanthoria sp.

FUNGI

  • Entoloma sp.: Mushroom
  • Inocybe sp.: Mushroom
  • Laccaria laccata: Waxy laccaria mushroom
  • Omphalina ericetorum: Mushroom

The Society was approached by John Beltz in 1990 to record the flora of the Cape, and Terry’s 1991 survey was the result of that request. Two years later, with his wife Rosemary and two friends, he returned to the Cape for pleasure, and added plants seen that second visit to the unpublished list from 1991.