A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

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Tweedy’s Lewisia (Lewisia tweedyi)

The largest member of the Lewisia family grows at low and mid-elevations almost exclusively in the Wenatchee Mountains in central Washington.  Frank Tweedy, a botanist with the US Geological Survey stumbled upon this beauty while working with the Northern Pacific Railway in 1882.  

Columbia Lewisia (Lewisia columbiana)

This member of the purslane family prefers rocky cliffs, making it difficult to get good close-ups of it without risking life and limb.  

Bitter Root (Lewisia rediviva)

Easy to miss, the early spring Bitter root appears to survive with little  support.

Quill-leaved Lewisia (Lewisia leana)

Compare to Cliff Maids aka Siskiyou Lewisia.

Cliff Maids aka Siskiyou Lewisia (Lewisia Cotyledon)

Compare to Quil-leaved Lewisia.

Lewis & Clark flora page

Decades before the fur traders and wagon trains, the 33 members of Lewis & Clark Expedition’s Corps of Discovery found its way to the environs of the pacific northwest wonderland, mapping the region and its rich flora and fauna.  

Harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea coronaria)

Like Bitterroot, by the time this plant blooms, the leaves are gone.