Blooming slightly later than other Blue-Eyed Marys (Large flowered, small flowered and few flowered); it has the characteristic 5 petals, with the upper two petals pale, or nearly white, while the lower three are deep blue to lavender.
The name refers to the bright red berries, not the flowers, which are white, as shown.
The name is a Native American word meaning “something to smoke,” referring to their use of the dried leaves of this plant, sometimes mixed with tobacco. (more…)
This is sometimes called “Bull-head Waterleaf,” and a close relative of this is called “Woollen Breeches.” (more…)
This member of the parsley family is distinguishable from Gray’s Lovage and Cow Parsnip by its hearty stalks, saw-toothed leaves, and propensity for wetness. This one seemed to be thriving in the misty spray of Upper Latourell Falls.