A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

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Toothed Owl’s Clover (Orthocarpus cuspidatus)

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Pacific Crest Trail, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, OR, 7/2019.

At one point in the spectacular Hobart Bluff-Soda Mountain section of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, we found the trailside covered in these pretty Owl’s clovers we had never seen before.  (more…)


California Groundcone (Boschniakia strobilacea)

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Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, OR, 4/2018.

We found this parasitic, purple-hued “flower” in a couple wooded locations in an early southern Oregon trip, (more…)


Northern Groundcone (Boschniakia rossica)

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Yakutania Point Trail, Skagway, AK, 7/2017.

We found this odd non-green plant in a couple locations in flood-prone Cottonwood-Alder forests outside of Skagway, Alaska.   (more…)


Naked Broomrape (Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea)

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Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 4/2016.

Look closely for these tiny flowers, but don’t expect to find any leaves.   (more…)