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    05 / 12 / 2017

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    Mike Fitzpatrick


Tree appears to not have any bark, next to gravel beach on Puget Sound. Bushes with yellow flowers are everywhere in Northwest WA. The plant awns on the grasses submitted remind me of what I used to call fox-tails but unknown name of the grass.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    3-I’m not able to see details of these plants to guess even. But according to sources. the term ‘foxtail’ is used for various species of grasses. I’m not a grass expert, but the tall one looks like a type of cheat grasses in the Bromus genus? A close up of both plants will be needed to help narrowing down their IDs. Link below is for some species of cheat grass. Click on images to enlarge. Best wishes!

    May 13th, 2017 at 6:02pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    2-The leaves are not too clear to be certain, I could only guess this is either a type of Madrone tree (Arbutus), perhaps the Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) or Arctostaphylos manzanita. I’m leaning toward Madrone. But I’m only speculating. Closeup of leaves will help narrow down quickly. Link be low is for for Madrone. Best wishes!

    May 13th, 2017 at 5:27pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    1- Image is too far to tell. I’m speculating here, perhaps a type of broom (Cytisus), could be Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius. Check it out and see if you have a match. Best wishes!

    May 13th, 2017 at 5:14pm

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