Category Archives: Flora

Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Afternoon reflections on a deep pool, which would be a lot deeper, as the mineral stain on the rock shows, were it not for the current droughty conditions. Hericium mushrooms are one of the subtle signs of annual change in … Continue reading

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Eating Poison Oak

The Blistery Beginning I remember sitting in seventh grade math class at La Colina Jr. High one afternoon and itching the hell out of some poison oak on my upper thigh. I managed to scratch it into a puffy, red … Continue reading

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Mugwort: A Natural Poison Oak Preventive

Plant Profile Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana) is a perennial herb commonly found in areas of riparian habitat. It likes sunny, moist locations around creeks and rivers, but can also be found in areas of bright shade and the dappled light of … Continue reading

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Chanterelle Mushrooms

“It is possible to live without gold and silver, and one can resist the temptations of seductive women, but to abstain from eating mushrooms is difficult.” -A quote from an ancient Roman named Martial (43-104 AD) When it comes to … Continue reading

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