A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Hooker’s Fairy Bells (Disporum hookeri var. oreganum)

Ellowah Falls trail. Yeon State Park, Columbia Gorge, OR  4/2013.

Ellowah Falls trail, Yeon State Park,  Columbia Gorge, OR 4/2013.

Without the flowers this would be  difficult to distinguish from False Solomon’s Seal.  With the flowers, it resembles a much larger, white-flowered version of Rosy Twisted Stalk.  Also very similar to the closely related Fairy Lanterns.  Supposedly, the leaf’s parallel veins direct rainwater toward their pointed tips, protecting the flowers below.

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  1. Myaz_Nuggetz

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    June 3, 2013 at 12:06 am

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