A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for April 2, 2011

Bluebell aka Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

Olympic N.P., WA, 8/2010.

Olympic N.P., WA, 8/2010.

Often called “Bluebells of Scotland” to distinguish it from Mertensia paniculata, these can be found virtually anywhere, from sea level to treeline, from Alaska to Mexico.  (more…)

Hairy Manzanita (Arctostaphylos columbiana)

Marble Mountains, CA.  6/2005.


Rock Penstemon (Penstemon rupicola)

Marble Mountain, CA, 5/2011.

This high-elevation penstemon is distinguishable from Davidson’s Penstemon by its rosy color.

Explorer’s Gentian (Gentiana calycosa)


King’s Mountain Trail, OR, 7/2015.

The Explorer’s is the most common Gentian we see on our late summer hikes. (more…)