Inside-out Flower (Vancouveria hexandra)
We had a hard time finding much about these strange, tiny, woodland flowers, except that they resemble tiny badminton birdies, and resist being photographed. We see them a lot on early summer hikes in forested sections of the west Gorge. A yellow flowered relative, chrysantha, grows in southern Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains. The genus name honors Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798) the British Naval Officer and explorer who sailed with Captain Cook and whom the Canadian and Washington cities are named after.