Named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806. (more…)
Similar to Sedum Oreganum, which is taller and found in lower and coastal areas of the pacific northwest. (more…)
This shrub-of-many-names is also known as Rosy Spiraea, Mountain Meadow-sweet, Pink Meadow-sweet and Spiraea Splendens.
Compare to Spiraea douglasii.
“The genus is named for a sea nymph. Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), father of the binary naming system for plants, also started the custom of naming members of the heath family after nymphs and goddesses.” Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson, Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. Compare to white heather. (more…)
Also known as False Dandelion.
The flowers of this plant have no petals, only stamens. Distinguishable from true bugbane by its maple-shaped leaves.
The rungs of the “ladder” are the leaflets. This flower is said to have an unpleasant odor. Note the speedwell in the lower left.