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Douglas-fir and Alaska Onion-grass

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Douglas-fir and Alaska Onion-grass

Dry Coniferous Forest [Red-Listed]

An uncommon association that begins to form in open Douglas-fir forests, often in areas where there are Garry oaks nearby. Alaska oniongrass occurs in small patches in the openings along with long-stoloned sedge, occasional camas and a near continuous cover of electrified cat’s tail moss. Known on Salt Spring Island from scattered sites usually at low and middle elevations.

Photo by Ryan Batten