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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (07/10/15)
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A bit of a stranger plant: Orobanche fasciculata.

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O.fasciculata is an obligate parasitic plant in sagebrush grasslands. It stands between 6-11 cm tall and has very reduced leaves. The entire plant is a waxy yellow colour, indicating a distinct lack of chlorophyll throughout the plant's tissues. The flowers are borne singly on individual shoots all connected at the base. The flowers themselves are tubular in design, with some bilateral symmetry.
The sketch of the leaf surface was added to depict the ciliolate hairs that cover the entirety of the vegetative portion of the plant. These hairs likely help prevent water loss from the plants tissues by creating a vapour barrier between the plant's epidermis and the environment. The vapour barrier keeps the outer layers of the plant cooler than the environment, decreasing evaporation rates from the plant tissues.


This was the first year I ever saw this plant, likely due to the fact that all of the sagebrush in the area was extremely drought-stressed, which allowed the parasites to thrive on their weakened state.

So there you go, another piece of flora for you today!

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (08/10/15)
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Most strange indeed! Strange and fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (08/10/15)
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Yeah, plants are really strange. Check out this one Welwitschia mirabilis. It's actually a gymnosperm (related to conifers), and only produces two leaves. I REALLY want one for a houseplant, but the seeds are both expensive and rare :( .

I'll have more sketches up as soon as I get some more tracing paper.

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (08/10/15)
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What!! Is it just me, or would that be kind of a terrifying houseplant? In a good way, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (08/10/15)
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At that size, I would be worried about doing anything with it. Fortunately they take eons to get that large, so having it as a houseplant wouldn't be too bad. Honestly, most of the "normal" houseplants are scarier than that one; most of them are poisonous in some way. They're super pretty though, so that's why we keep them.

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (08/10/15)
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This is true. I've only been living here for two months and already my roof hosts a thriving garden of succulents and potted herbs.

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (08/10/15)
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That's awesome Dvorak! Keep the green things growing!

For this next one I added some colour. I obtained some paintbrush markers which were fun to play around with.

Fomitopsis pinicola

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Tada! Fungi are pretty much the coolest things ever (as a mycology major I am NOT biased...)

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (08/10/15)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:48 am GMT 
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Colour! Yay! So here are some more flowers (colours not true to actual plant floral colours).

From top to bottom: Cornis canadensis (Bunchberry), Pedicularis racemosa (Sickletop Lousewort), A scrophulariaceae member who's name escapes me, and Erythonium grandiflorum (Glacier Lily).

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: All the Plants! (08/10/15)
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I'm liking the color!

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: Running out of plant pictures (13/10
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So it's not a plant, but it was inspired by trees so I figure it still counts. This one was an item for an RPG I was running with friends this summer.

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It was more an exploration of textures and whatnot than anything else, but I was glad with the final outcome.

(There's also a secret sentence on the cover, can you guess where it is?)

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: Not a Plant??? (16/10/15)
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A bit of a change of pace. I tried to draw people! Or, more specifically, I tried drawing Warren. Here he is isolating something from one of his illicit plants.

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Might be a little too impure still. Maybe another distillation would be better.

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: A nerdy undergrad student(19/10/15)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:40 pm GMT 
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WARREN. Oh excellent, I was wondering if this would happen eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: A nerdy undergrad student(19/10/15)
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I find people vastly more challenging to draw than Flora and Fungi, but it was a fun attempt! More to come hopefully (after I get access to a scanner again).

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: A nerdy undergrad student(19/10/15)
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A fine choice! Looking forward to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Webwood's Woodland: A nerdy undergrad student(19/10/15)
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I have to say, I am very impressed! I, for one, cannot draw nature to save my life. Also nice to see artists branching out and trying new things :D

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