A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for February, 2014

Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

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

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

Also known as “Saskatoon berry”, “juneberry”, and  “shadberry.”  (more…)


Slender Toothwort (Cardamine pulcherrima var. tenella)

Beacon Rock, Columbia Gorge, OR  4/2012.

Beacon Rock, Columbia Gorge, WA 4/2012.

Couldn’t find much info on this low-elevation member of the mustard family.  Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge notes that it can be found near Beacon Rock in mid-April,  which is exactly where and when we found it.


Bachelor’s Button (Centaurea cyanus)

Labyrinth Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 6/2013.

Labyrinth Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 6/2013.

This pretty little thing, also known as Cornflower, is a noxious weed.  Native to southern Europe, it is sometimes used in wildflower seed mixes.  (more…)