This specimen of Ceanothus integerrimus, commonly known as deer brush, is in the Smithsonian and its image is available under their "Smithsonian Open Access" program which places photographs like this in the public domain. Why are we seeing it on Historic Hood River? This specimen was collected at Shushula, in Hood River, in 1898. Too bad it isn't geotagged.
The Smithsonian botany collection includes hundreds of samples gathered in Hood River.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
When I was little, my mom had me collect plants and press them between the pages of a Montgomery Wards catalog.
Probably I was complaining about being bored, so she gave me that project. I think it is a good project for kids. It gives you an appreciation and some knowledge about the plants in your environment.
L.E. on 20th January 2021 @ 8:00am
And to make it even more meaningful to me, it has that 1988 tag from a researcher from UGA, my undergrad alma mater.
Kyle on 20th January 2021 @ 8:25am
Arthur, was there any particular person who collected specimens that went to the Smithsonian?
nails on 20th January 2021 @ 1:18pm
Ceanothus is also called Wild Lilac. It blooms rat the same time as Wild Roses bloom, late May and early June
My Great Aunt by marriage was Janice Merz. What a botanist she was.
She had many many botanical drawings that she had made with lots of detail of each plant. She sure passed on the love of plants!
K Alley on 21st January 2021 @ 6:59am