yampah, se7kwaq [SENĆOŦEN], Perideridia gairdneri, a declining but crucial species for local pollinators especially for drier island habitats

2019 August 18 yampah with native pollinator, Beaver Point, Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island P8180056 photograph by Gordon Brent BROCHU-INGRAM

Local pollinator on yampah, se7kwaq [SENĆOŦEN], Perideridia gairdneri, a declining but crucial species for local pollinators especially for drier island habitats, Ruckle, Beaver Point, Salt Spring Island.

Until well into the twentieth century, the root of this wild carrot was carefully stewarded and cultivated.