Plant Data Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz: http://www.botany.wisc.edu/wisflora/photographers.asp

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Species: Adenocaulon bicolor, pathfinder plant

 

Range: Southern British Columbia to California, east to northern Idaho and

northwestern Montana, with outlying populations in South Dakota, Wyoming and the northern Great Lakes area. (1)

 

Climate, elevation: Temperate climates, below 6500í in elevation (6)

 

Local occurrence: Lincoln Park in Seattle (4), Longmire, Mt. Rainier National Park (6)

 

Habitat preferences: Moist, shady forests (2), along trails and in forest openings (6)

 

Plant strategy type/successional stage: Perennial herb, can grow in dense forest by utilizing sunflecks on forest floor (5)

 

Associated species: Cedar/Devilís Club (2)

 

May be collected as: Seed, divided plants (2)

 

Collection restrictions or guidelines: Collect seeds in late August.Remove seeds from inflorescences by hand. (2)

 

Seed germination: Seeds require a 5 month cold moist outdoor stratification for germination (2)

 

Seed life: Uknown.

 

Recommended seed storage conditions:Spread out evenly in a well-ventilated greenhouse (2)

 

Propagation recommendations: Sow seeds in containers in late fall (2).Cover lightly (3).Water well before winter stratification.Partial shade is necessary for successful growth.Up-pot within 4 weeks of germination as root development is rapid. (2)

 

Soil or medium requirements: Sunshine Mix #4 Aggregate Plus (peat moss, perlite, major and minor nutrients, gypsum, and dolomitic lime) used for germination, moved to a mix of standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand. (3)

 

Installation form: plugs (2)

 

Recommended planting density: unknown

 

Care requirements after installed: Irrigation as needed (3)

 

Normal rate of growth or spread; lifespan: Unkown

 

 

 

 

 

Sources cited:

 

1. University of Oregon http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~ecostudy/elp/hendricks/pdf_files/adenocaulon_bicolor.pdf

 

2. Wick, Dale; Hosokawa, Joy; Luna, Tara; Evans, Jeff. 2004. Propagation protocol for production of container Adenocaulon bicolor Hook plants (116 ml conetainers); Glacier National Park, West Glacier, Montana. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 15 May 2006). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.

 

3. Young, Betty. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Adenocaulon bicolor Hook. plants (Deepot 16); Golden Gate National Parks, San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 15 May 2006). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.

 

4. Wild plants of greater Seattle : a field guide to native and naturalized plants of the Seattle area.Arthur Lee Jacobsen. Seattle, WA : A.L. Jacobson, c2001.

 

5. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska.Jim Pojar and Andy Mackinnon.(Vancouver, BC: Lone Pine Publishing, 1994)

 

6. Flora of Mount Rainier National Park. David Biek. (Corvallis: Oregon University Press, 2000)

Data compiled by Deborah Brown, May 15, 2006