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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