Buckhorn Peak Trail, Buckhorn Wilderness, WA, 7/2017.
These lovely flowers are endemic to the Olympic Mountains. (more…)
Castle Rock Trail, Tumwater Canyon, WA. 5/2017
Ran across this single specimen of an uncommon late-spring flower we’d spent days looking for in the Columbia Gorge, (more…)
Bagley Lake Trail, Mt. Baker Wilderness, WA. 7/2016.
Our second carnivorous plant post!! (more…)
Upper Royal Basin Trail, Olympic NP, 7/2016.
This is the most attractive phacelia we’ve encountered. (more…)
Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail, Lyle, WA, 4/2016.
More attractive than the previously posted hastata (admittedly not saying much), the threads must refer to the tiny hairs on the needle-like leaves.
Hamilton Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 6/2015.
This small, unassuming woodland flower does not immediately seem similar to its more common relative, rotundiflora. (more…)
Yachats State Recreation Area, Yachats, OR, 5/2015.
These seemed so colorful and prevalent around Yachats and Cape Perpetua last weekend, (more…)
Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Columbia Gorge, OR, 3/2015.
Look closely for these tiny flowers, but don’t expect to find any leaves. (more…)
Rowena Plateau, Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Columbia Gorge, OR, 3/2015.
If you’re seeing larkspur now (early spring) in the Northwest, chances are that it’s this variety. Also called “Common Larkspur”. (more…)
Mitchell Point Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 3/2015.
Not sure why both the genus name and the common name refer to a dog’s tongue (the leaves?). (more…)