A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Skyrocket aka Scarlet Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata)

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Bull of the Woods W.A., Oregon, 7/2012.

This plant is rare for both its beauty and the fact that it is biennial, i.e.  it takes two years to produce flowers, and then dies.   Also known as foxfire, it is a hummingbird favorite.

Lookout Mountain, Badger Creek Wilderness, OR, 7/2013

Lookout Mountain, Badger Creek Wilderness, OR, 7/2013.

“Even though alpine areas are known for their vivid, bright-colored flowers, nothing else in the Cascades can match the brilliant scarlet of this gilia.” -Elizabeth Horn, Wildflowers 1:  The Cascades

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