The genus name comes from the Greek anemos, meaning “wind”, so technically all anemones are “wind flowers,” but this is the only western variety that is usually called by that name. (more…)
Like other members of the waterleaf family, the stamens of the flowers extend beyond the corolla and the leaves are large and numerous, allowing them to collect moisture. This species is also known as “Slender-stem Waterleaf.” The Greek hydrophyllum is a direct translation of the common name.
Compare to the bluish Ball-head Waterleaf.
This odd-named but common lily is also known as a “Ball-head Cluster Lily” and is sometimes called a Brodiaea. (more…)
We had a hard time finding much about these strange, tiny, woodland flowers, except that they resemble tiny badminton birdies, and resist being photographed. (more…)
Sometimes called “White Hyacinth” and “Fool’s Onion”, this variety is similar to Triteleia howellii, but sports waxier petals and blooms later in the season.