A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Beargrass aka Indian Basket Grass (Xerophyllum tenax)

Mount Hood NF, OR, 7/2010.

As the alternate name implies, Native Americans used this plant to construct baskets, hats and cooking pots.  The plant was so important to them that it was used in trade.

Silver Star Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 6/2013.

Silver Star Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 6/2013.

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