A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Archive for July, 2014

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Hamilton Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 7/2014.

Hamilton Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 7/2014.

This mint family member is found throughout the U.S. at low and mid elevations in moist woods or meadows.  (more…)


Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Near Memaloose Viewpoint, Columbia Gorge, OR, 5/2014.

Near Memaloose Viewpoint, Columbia Gorge, OR, 5/2014.

The edible berries of this shrub vary in taste.  (more…)


Woolly Sunflower aka Oregon Sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)

Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

Contrary to popular belief, we get plenty of sunshine in Oregon, especially during the summer months, when these flowers, coincidentally, are in bloom.  (more…)


Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

Hamilton Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 7/2014.

Hamilton Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 7/2014.

Yesterday, we saw over thirty specimens of this supposedly uncommon saprophyte along the first two miles of the Hamilton Mountain trail (along with four Phantom orchids)!   (more…)