A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for August, 2012

Orange Agoseris (Agoseris aurantiaca)

Park Creek Pass, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

 

“Like the Common Dandelion, this plant can be used for salads, potherbs, tea, and wine.”  -G. Scotter & H. Flygare: Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies. 


Alpine Goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata)

Elk Meadow, Mt. Hood N.W.A., 7/2012.

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Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)

Mt. Hood W.A., OR, 7/2012.

Elizabeth Horn, in Wildflowers 1 The Cascades,  writes of the many ways Native Americans ate and used this member of the parsley family:

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Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Mt. Hood N.W.A., OR, 7/2012.

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Slender Mountain Sandwort (Arenaria capillaris)

Mt. Hood N.W.A. , Oregon, 7/2012.

 

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White-veined Wintergreen (Pyrola picta)

Cone Peak Trail, near Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

Cone Peak Trail, near Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

 

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Cushion Buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium)

Lamberson Butte, Mt. Hood W.A., or, 7/2012.

Found in sandy gravelly soils, this buckwheat flower has a broad geographic and elevation range with many varieties.  (more…)


Marsh Violet (Viola palustris)

Elk Meadow Perimeter Trail, Mt. Hood W.A., Oregon, 7/2012.

 

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White Bog Orchid (Habenaria dilatata)

Elk Meadow, Mt. Hood N.W.A., Oregon, 7/2012.

 

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Hedge-nettle (Stachys cooleyae)

Latourell Falls Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 8/2013.

Latourell Falls Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 8/2013.

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