A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

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Kellogg’s Monkeyflower (Diplacus kelloggii)

What a treat to discover these tiny, and possibly somewhat rare, monkeyflowers on the dry grassy slopes among the blooming buckbrush and long-needled ponderosa pines on a recent hike in Southern Oregon! 

Chickweed Monkeyflower (Mimulus alsinoides)

We tend to see three different species of yellow monkey flower in the Cascades and the Columbia River gorge

Tooth-leaved Monkeyflower (Mimulus dentatus)

We’ve been seeing a lot of these on recent hikes–both in the gorge and on the coast.

Common Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)

The latin translates to “little mimic.” 

Lewis Monkeyflower (Mimulus lewisii)

  Named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806.

White Shooting Star (Dodecatheon dentatum)

Elated to discover multiple specimens of this unusual White Shooting Star growing out of a dripping wet cliffside in the Columbia Gorge!

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.