A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Sweet Coltsfoot (Petasites nivalis)

 

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Yellow Aster Butte Trail, Mt. Baker Wilderness Area, WA, 7/2016.

Young leaves and flowers can be eaten raw.  Native Americans used the dried stems as a salt substitute.

Female flowers are rayless, while male flowers have short rays.  These pink flowers quickly move to a dandelion-like puff of white seeds that are dispersed by the wind.

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