A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for August, 2012

Lyall’s Anemone (Anemone lyallii)

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

Named after David Lyall (1817-1895), a globetrotting Scottish botanist, surgeon, and British Naval officer, who spent time and discovered plants in Greenland, both poles, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, and the pacific northwest.   (more…)

Siberian Miner’s Lettuce aka Candy Flower (Claytonia sibirica)

Elk Meadows, Mt. Hood W.A., 7/2012.

Named after the California gold-miners who ate it to stave off scurvy. (more…)

Cat’s-ear Lily (Calochortus subalpinus)

Paradise Park, Mount Hood N.F., OR, 7/2013.

Paradise Park, Mount Hood N.F., OR, 7/2013.


Also known as “mariposa lily.”  (more…)

Turtlehead (Nothochelone nemorosa)


Larch Mountain, Columbia Gorge, OR, 7/2014.