A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for September, 2012

White Rhododendron (Rhododendron albiflorum)

Upper Thunder Basin, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

Also known as cascade azalea and mountain misery (due to the problems hikers have getting through the tangled, slippery branches).


Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

Five Mile Camp, North Cascades N.P., 8/2012.

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Cascade Aster (Aster ledophyllus)

Near Five Mile Camp, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

Near Five Mile Camp, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

These tall asters were everywhere on our August North Cascades trip. (more…)


Woolly Pussytoes (Antennaria lanata)

Easy Pass, North Cascades N. P., 8/2012

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Western Spiraea (Spiraea douglasii)

Fisher Creek Trail, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

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.