Strathcona Wilderness Institute

New Blooms & Signs

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A quick trip up to Paradise Meadows found many new flowers in bloom: several with bell-shaped flowers.

Dwarf Blueberry

Dwarf Blueberry

One of three low-spreading blueberries, the dwarf blueberry has bell-shaped flowers that are twice as long as they are wide.

False Azalea

False Azalea

False azalea has blueberry-like, bell-shaped flowers. The leaves have a skunky smell when crushed.

White Mountain-heather

White Mountain-heather

The white bells of white mountain-heather are unmistakeable. The scale-like leaves are reminiscent of tiny cedar branches.

Sitka Valerian

Sitka Valerian

Sitka valerian flowers are just about to emerge – the blooms appear pink but will be white when open.

We put out a few more plant signs also – stop in the Centre to pick up a brochure for a self-guided nature walk!

The Comox District Mountaineering Club did a recent trip to Croteau Lake – trip report here. The Strathcona Parkway road work appears to be complete, so no more delays going up the hill.

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