A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.


Piper’s Bellflower (Campanula piperi)


Olympic National Forest, WA, 8/2020.

A long car ride followed by a steep and crowded trail were suddenly made worthwhile when we spotted these endemic bellflowers growing in-between the rocks (more…)

Bach’s Calicoflower (Downingia bacigalupii)


Hyatt Lake Recreation Area, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, OR, 7/2019.

What a pleasant surprise to discover large patches of these tiny blue & yellow flowers in the dry outlet of Hyatt Lake, in Southern Oregon. (more…)

Scouler’s Bluebell (Campanula scouleri)

Hamilton Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA,  6/2015.

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…)

Bluebell aka Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

Olympic N.P., WA, 8/2010.

Olympic N.P., WA, 8/2010.

Often called “Bluebells of Scotland” to distinguish it from Mertensia paniculata, these can be found virtually anywhere, from sea level to treeline, from Alaska to Mexico.¬† (more…)