A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Grass Widow (Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglasii)

Coyete Wall Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 3/2014.

Coyote Wall Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 3/2014.

A member of the Iris family, this is closely related to Blue-Eyed Grass.  The “widow” in the name relates to the flowers’ bent over posture, as if in mourning.  On a late-March hike up Coyote Wall, these were everywhere.

Coyote Wall Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 3/2014.

Coyote Wall Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 3/2014.

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