A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Fringecup (Tellima grandiflora)

Dog Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2013.

Dog Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2013.

While it can be found inland, as above, this plant, along with Youth-on-Age, is one of the only saxifrages one sees on coastal hikes. Tall racemes rise above attractive foliage.  The strange petals are white at first, as below, then turn a darker pink with age.  The latin tellima, is an anagram of Mitella, made up to link it to that genus.  This flower is similar to, related to, and often found near Youth-on-age.

Cascade Head Nature Preserve, OR, 4/2014.

Cascade Head Nature Preserve, OR, 4/2014.

Hardy Creek Trail, Hamilton Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2014.

Hardy Creek Trail, Hamilton Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2014.

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