The Diamond or Common clarkia, showed up near its close relative the Elkhorns Clarkia,
Looking very much like its better know relative Farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena), (more…)
Also known as Yellow Willow herb.
We’ve been hiking on Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and in the Gorge the last few weeks and have been seeing these everywhere, usually in large bunches. We’ve seen them on roadsides, trail sides and lower-elevation meadows.
This one seems kind of rare. It wasn’t in any of our wildflower guides (and we’ve been amassing quite a collection). We finally found it online using this very cool site. Unfortunately, other than the family, and the fact that it is quite striking, we don’t know much about it. Maybe you do?