Ocean Spray (holodiscus discolor) grows wild on the island, everywhere in large dome shaped bushes!  This is the time of the year the blossoms are at their peak with frothy sprays of tiny creamy white blossoms in a large clump hanging at the end of long strong arched branches.  The tiny blossoms attract butterflies, insects and birds like the cover under the branches for their nests plus the refuge it offers from predators.

Holodiscus discolor grows wild on the western slopes of west coast mountain ranges from Alaska to northern California and on toward the pacific ocean beaches.  The west coast Native Americans used the long branches for arrows and sewing tools because of the strength in the wood.

The above sketch is a branch I picked from one of the many frothy white bushes growing wild on our property

 

 

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