Also known as Spreading Dogbane, this plant is found in dry, rocky areas. (more…)
On a May climb up Dog Mountain, perhaps the classic wildflower hike in the Columbia Gorge, this flowering vine took the prize for the brightest-colored flower we saw. (more…)
At first we thought this was Long Stemmed Starwort (in keeping with our June “star” theme). On second glance we believe this to be chickweed. It appears to have ten petals at first, until one sees that each “pair” is actually a deeply lobed single petal, making five. This is closely related to Common Chickweed, whose leaves are known to be edible, but we’re not sure if you can eat this.
These lovely, tiny flowers are barely over an inch or two from the ground. (more…)
Lithophragma means “stone breaker” in Greek, similar to its Latin family name Saxifraga which means “rock splitter”. (more…)
The late Russ Jolley, the guru of Columbia Gorge wildflowers, identified seven different species of shooting star occurring in the gorge. (more…)