A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Silvery Raillardella (Raillardella argentea)

Collier Cone, Three Sisters Wilderness, OR, 8/2013.

Collier Cone, Three Sisters Wilderness, OR, 8/2013.

According to Turner & Gustafson (Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest), this groundsel relative is found mostly in California, and is rare in central and southern Oregon.  Found exclusively at high elevations in dry, rocky, open areas such as the middle and lower edges of Collier Cone, a 1500 year-0ld cinder cone near the base of North Sister.  The genus name comes from Laurent Railliard, an officer  on the  voyage of Louis de Freycinet in 1817-1820.  Argentea is latin for “silvery”.

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