A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Fool’s Huckleberry aka False Azalea (Menziesia ferruginea)

Red Earth Trail, Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada 7/2011.

As the common name suggests, the fruits are not edible.  The latin name comes from Archibald Menzies, a surgeon and naturalist with Vancouver’s Pacific Coast expedition (1790-95), an early botanist of pacific northwest plants.

One response

  1. I saw a large number of these blooming yesterday here at just above 6000 feet. They grew thick and seemed to be everywhere on some mountainsides.

    August 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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