A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

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.  Flowers are cream to yellow when young and become reddish to purple with age.  Don’t confuse this with the similar looking Pussy Paws, which is also found in similar places (sunny ridges and mountaintops), but is actually in the Purslane family.

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