A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea coronaria)

Near Catherine Creek, Columbia Gorge, OR, 6/2014.

Near Catherine Creek, Columbia Gorge, OR, 6/2014.

Like Bitterroot, by the time this plant blooms, the leaves are gone.  Closely related to the very similar, but more southerly, Brodiaea elegans.   Joan Barker, in Wildflowers of North America, states that Native Americans ate the bulbs and referred to them as “grass nuts.”

 

Near Catherine Creek, Columbia Gorge, OR, 6/2014.

Near Catherine Creek, Columbia Gorge, OR, 6/2014.

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