A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

buckwheat

Round-Headed Buckwheat (Eriogonum sphaerocephalum)

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Umtanum Creek Recreation Area, Yakima River Canyon, WA, 6/2018.

We encountered this bright yellow buckwheat shrub dotting the pale dry sagebrush steppe in the Yakima River Valley in early summer.  (more…)

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Bistort aka Mountain Dock (Polygonum bistortoides)

Lookout Mountain, OR, 7/2013.

Lookout Mountain, OR, 7/2013.

We’ve also seen this called American Bistort, Mountain Meadow Knotweed, and (no kidding)  Smokeweed.

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Cushion Buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium)

Lamberson Butte, Mt. Hood W.A., or, 7/2012.

Found in sandy gravelly soils, this buckwheat flower has a broad geographic and elevation range with many varieties.  (more…)