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Photos from St-Lupicin vicinity on 2011-Jun18:
scenery: the Manitoba or Pembina escarpment scenery: the Manitoba or Pembina escarpment building: gallery in St-Lupicin structure: drainage-related structure: drainage-related small culvert in structure: drainage-related large culvert out culvert: the other end of large culvert and the source of falling-water sound

Photos from Pumpkin-Creek ski-trails northwest of Five-Corners on 2011-Jun18:
Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form plant Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form flowers Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form flower Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form flowers Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form flowers Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form flower with balls Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form flower with balls Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form flower without balls Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form plant Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form Basswood-forest habitat Carrion-flower (Smilax lasioneura)?: foliage Wintergreen (Pyrola sp): leaves Wintergreen (Pyrola sp): leaves Sandwort (Arenaria sp): plant Downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens): Western-variety spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var occidentalis): red form clump unidentified Grass (Poaceae sp): unidentified Grass (Poaceae sp): with solid-blue background Canada white violet (Viola canadensis): plant Canada white violet (Viola canadensis): flower + leaf Canada white violet (Viola canadensis): seed-pod Canada white violet (Viola canadensis): seed-pod Wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis): seed stage Grape-leaved coltsfoot (Petasites frigidus var vitifolius)?: or White lettuce (Prenanthes alba) leaf
Note: in Coralroot flowers the reproductive structure known as the column (or gynostemium) is the bright yellow part;  in Striped coralroot (Corallorhiza striata) the shape of the column bears a remarkable resemblance to the human phallus;  several of today's Spotted coralroot photos show the pollinia as a pair of balls dangling from the end of the column;  someone who believes in a supernatural creator can view this as evidence of the creator's peculiar sense of humour(?)  I marvel at how nature re-uses the same shapes sometimes for unrelated parts;  those balls are the pollinia, and a flower without balls is one that has been visited by a bee which has carried away the ball-shaped pollinia which may then have served to pollinate another flower;

The dominant tree species at the first place where we saw Spotted coralroot and Yellow violet was Basswood.

Photo 17884 (possibly Carrion-flower) may be misleading in that none of the leaves are at ground-level;  the plant is 18-inches high with a leaf every 4-inches.


Photos from Ridge-Rd northwest of Five-Corners on 2011-Jun18:
Large-variety yellow ladyslipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var pubescens): plant Large-variety yellow ladyslipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var pubescens): flower Large-variety yellow ladyslipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var pubescens): flower closeup

Photos from Deerwood WMA west of Five-Corners on 2011-Jun18:
Marbleseed (Onosmodium molle): clump of Marbleseed (Onosmodium molle): buds and leaves Marbleseed (Onosmodium molle): buds Seneca root (Polygala senega): clump Goatsbeard (Tragopogon sp): flower closed Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula): clump


Photos from Five-Corners intersection on 2011-Jun18:
intersection: Five-Corners viewed from the west

Photos from Carman MB on 2011-Jun18:
Small white ladyslipper (Cypripedium candidum): clump frost-damaged Small white ladyslipper (Cypripedium candidum): two clumps Small white ladyslipper (Cypripedium candidum): or Hybrid small white X yellow ladyslipper (Cypripedium X andrewsii) flower Small white ladyslipper (Cypripedium candidum): or Hybrid small white X yellow ladyslipper (Cypripedium X andrewsii) flowers