June 22, 2017

Another Kind of Lady's Slipper (June 20th)

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
This species grows farther north than other Cypripedium

We went to Twelvemile Summit and Eagle Summit once again after 2 weeks had passed since we went last time.
We drove further to Central area this time, and we found this amazing orchid flower, which we have never seen before.
 
2週間前に行ったEagle SummitとTwelvemile Summitにまた行ってきました。
いろんな花が咲いていてたくさん写真を撮ってきました。まだ整理している最中なのですが、
中でも、初めて見たアツモリソウの仲間を早速、アップしてみました。
英語名を訳すと、「雀の卵アツモリソウ」…確かにちっちゃなアツモリソウの仲間でした。
 
Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
It looks like a bird's egg, doesn't it?
人差し指と比較してこの小ささ。 

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
Top sepal is covering the inside of the lip.
唇弁の中はこんなふうに背萼片で隠されています。

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
The inside of the lip looks like this.
Can you see the brownish spots?
ちょっとだけのぞき見るとこんな感じ。 

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
Some seed pods were left.
去年の種もできていました。 

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
It has lots of tiny hair.
毛深い感じがいかにも北方系な感じ… 

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
こんな感じで群生しているところもありました。 

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
Quite a few of them were forming patches. 

Cypripedium passerinum (Sparrow's Egg Lady's Slipper).
The most amazing thing is the place where they grow.
They were blooming right by the road!
まさか道路脇に咲いているなんて…一番最初に見つけた個体は、
車のタイヤのすぐ脇に咲いている一輪でした。 

Platanthera obtusata  
(Blunt-leaved Orchid or Northern Small Bog Orchid).
こんな小型のランも近くに咲いていました。 

Platanthera obtusata  
(Blunt-leaved Orchid or Northern Small Bog Orchid).


June 21, 2017

Angel Rocks (Part 2) (June 13th)

  
Papaver macounii (Macoun's Poppy).

Here is the second bunch of the pictures taken on our hike at Angel Rocks.

 Angel Rocksの第2弾。
稜線上に並ぶ巨岩の周りには高山植物が咲き乱れていました。

Arnica griscomii ssp. frigida (Snow Arnica or Frigid Arnica).

Anemone narcissiflora (Narcissus-flowered Anemone)?

Anemone narcissiflora (Narcissus-flowered Anemone)?








Bupleurum americanum (American Thorow Wax).

You can find many kinds of wild flowers by these huge rocks.

Arnica griscomii ssp. frigida (Snow Arnica or Frigid Arnica).

Papaver macounii (Macoun's Poppy).

Papaver macounii (Macoun's Poppy).

Papaver macounii (Macoun's Poppy).

Minuartia macrocarpa ("Longpod Stichwort).
ミヤマツメクサ。 

Papaver macounii (Macoun's Poppy) and  
Arnica griscomii ssp. frigida (Snow Arnica or Frigid Arnica).

Minuartia macrocarpa ("Longpod Stichwort).


The lichens were covering the ground near the top of the area.

Oxytropis nigrescens var. nigrescens 
 (Blackish Oxytrope or Purple Oxytrope).




Arnica griscomii ssp. frigida (Snow Arnica or Frigid Arnica).

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet). 

Papaver macounii (Macoun's Poppy).

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet). 

Arnica griscomii ssp. frigida (Snow Arnica or Frigid Arnica).


Rhododendron tomentosum or Ledum palustre
(Marsh Labrador Tea or Narrowleaf Labrador Tea)
and Canadian Tiger Swallowtail.

Rhododendron tomentosum or Ledum palustre
(Marsh Labrador Tea or Narrowleaf Labrador Tea).


Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry).
ホロムイチゴ…山吹色の実がなります。 

釣りの許可証みたいなのも手に入れたので、
花探しが落ち着いたら釣りにも挑戦したいと思います。

Angel Rocks (Part 1) (June 13th)

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet).
こっちに来てお初のキバナノコマノツメ。

 Here is the first bunch of the pictures taken on our hike at Angel Rocks.
We found quite a few wild flowers blooming.  The most surprising one was Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet), which we can find in Japan, too.
It is interesting to know that so many kinds of wild flowers you can see here are similar to (or the same as) the ones growing in Japan, far far away from here.

フェアバンクスに来てから、自分たちにとっての「高尾山」的場所やら「奥多摩」的場所をさがしているのですが、ここAngel Rocksは、家からの行き易さからいってまさに「高尾山」的存在になりそうな、そんな場所です。
今回は、昨年来たときには見つけなかったスミレ2種を見ることができました。
特にキバナノコマノツメは、久しぶりに見る黄色いスミレにうれしくなりました。

Trientalis europaea (Arctic Starflower).

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi (Prickly Wild Rose).

Adoxa moschatellina (Muskroot or Five-faced Bishop).

Adoxa moschatellina (Muskroot or Five-faced Bishop).

Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry).

Cornus canadensis (Canadian Dogwood or Bunchberry).

Rhododendron tomentosum or Ledum palustre
(Marsh Labrador Tea or Narrowleaf Labrador Tea). 



Pedicularis labradorica (Labrador Lousewort).

Rhododendron tomentosum or Ledum palustre
(Marsh Labrador Tea or Narrowleaf Labrador Tea).  

Viola epipsila ssp.repens (Dwarf Marsh Violet).

Saxifraga nelsoniana (Heartleaf Saxifrage).

Viola epipsila ssp.repens (Dwarf Marsh Violet).

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet).

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet).

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet).

Viola epipsila ssp.repens (Dwarf Marsh Violet).

Viola epipsila ssp.repens (Dwarf Marsh Violet).

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet).

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet).

Viola biflora (Arctic Yellow Violet or Yellow Wood Violet).

Vaccinium vitis-idaea var. minus (Lingonberry).
We found lots and lots of these flowers blooming.
This is the place where we picked lots of berries in Autumn last year.
We have still some in our freezer!

Saxifraga tricuspidata (Three Toothed Saxifrage). 

Saxifraga tricuspidata (Three Toothed Saxifrage). 

Pedicularis labradorica (Labrador Lousewort).

Campanula lasiocarpa (Mountain Harebell or Alaska Harebell).

Campanula lasiocarpa (Mountain Harebell or Alaska Harebell).

Campanula lasiocarpa (Mountain Harebell or Alaska Harebell).
We found only a few flowers blooming yet. 

Saxifraga tricuspidata (Three Toothed Saxifrage). 

Arnica griscomii ssp. frigida (Snow Arnica or Frigid Arnica).
They were blooming on (or near) the huge rocks. 

Arnica griscomii ssp. frigida (Snow Arnica or Frigid Arnica).


Silene menziesii (Menzies' Campion, or Menzies' Catchfly).