A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for July, 2011

Arctic Raspberry (Rubus Arcticus)

Shadow Lake, Banff N.P., 7/2011.

“The fruits are rather small, but sweet, aromatic, and richly flavoured.” – Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies, Scotter & Flygare, 1986. A cherished part of the diet of local inhabitants for centuries in both America and Europe. Mesimarja is a Finnish liqueur distilled from this fruit.


Few-flowered Anemone (Anemone parviflora)

Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada, 7/2011.


Western Anemone (Anemone occidentalis)

 

Inlet of "Big" Cougar Lake,  William O. Douglas Wilderness, WA, 7/2014

Inlet of “Big” Cougar Lake, William O. Douglas Wilderness, WA, 7/2014

“Born on wooley stems” – Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockiers, Scotter & Flygare, 1986 (more…)


Evergreen Violet aka Round Leaved Violet (Viola orbiculata)

Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada, 7/2011

Flowers are sometimes “candied” and used to decorate cakes.


Brachted Honeysuckle aka Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)

Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada. 7/2011.

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Heartleaf Spring Beauty (Claytonia cordifolia)

Mt. Rainier N.P., WA.  8/2011.

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False Solomon’s Seal (Smilacina racemosa)

 

Grassy Knoll Trail,  Columbia Gorge, WA  5/2013

Grassy Knoll Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013

The larger of two very similar plants found in northwest forests.  Compare to the smaller, star-flowered variety here. (more…)


White Globe Flower (Trollius albifloris)

Shadow Lake, Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada, 7/2011.

Shadow Lake, Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada, 7/2011.

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Alpine Buttercup aka Snow Buttercup (Ranniculus eschscholtzii)

Gibbons Pass, Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada, 7/2011.

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Stickseed aka Wild Forget-me-not (Hackelia floribunda)

Lake Louise, Banff N.P. , Alberta, Canada 7/2011.