Also known as cascade azalea and mountain misery (due to the problems hikers have getting through the tangled, slippery branches).
These tall asters were everywhere on our August North Cascades trip. (more…)
Also known as Hardhack, Steeple Bush and Douglas Spiraea. Unlike Mountain Spiraea, this has cone or pyramid shaped flower clusters, occurs at lower elevations and can be found in yards and gardens.