A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Howell’s Triteleia (Triteleia grandiflora var. howellii)

4/2013. Catherine Creek Trail, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA.

4/2013. Catherine Creek Trail, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA.

One book nicknames this “Bi-colored Cluster Lily,”  and several others refer to it as  “Howell’s Brodiaea.”  We’re not savvy enough to know what distinguishes Brodiaea from Triteleia, so we went with the designation of Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, the winner of  the American Horticultural Society Book Award, figuring they know what’s up.

4/2013. Rowena Plateau, Tom McCall Preserve, Columbia Gorge, OR

4/2013. Rowena Plateau, Tom McCall Preserve, Columbia Gorge, OR

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2 responses

  1. Mark McDonough

    Beautiful! I grow this species, from plants from Jane McGary, and it looks just like the plants in these photos, a milky white flower with a palest blue wash, mine are in bloom right now.

    May 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  2. That’s sure pretty!

    May 17, 2013 at 8:01 pm

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