Star Lily Surprise

 Star Lily near Salal Cove

Star Lily

A few days ago I decided to head out to the Salal Creek waterfall here on Sea Ranch to check out the photo-ops.  Along the way I came across this nice little specimen of the Star Lily (Zigadenus fremontii) along the bluff trail just north of Salal Cove.  I posted both these images in order to show not just the flower, but its classic habitat along dry rocky outcrops.  All parts of this plant are poisonous which prompted the alternate common name of Death Camas.  It’s hard to believe that such a beautiful plant can be so deadly.  As for the waterfall, looks like I might be making several more trips back there to get the shot I want.  But this also shows you that while you think you’re on a particular path to a particular destination, you should stop and smell the roses, or in this case, shoot the Star Lily.

Equipment: Nikon D3s; Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 lens.

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2 Responses to Star Lily Surprise

  1. Chris Wendt says:

    Nice…who discovered that “all parts of the plant are poisonous” and why wouldn’t they just stop when they found out the flowers were poisonous? Sort of a an experiment in social Darwinism? Just kidding! Interesting, especially in light of the cold weather here, with snow on the way tomorrow.

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