A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

evening primrose/willowherb

Diamond Clarkia (Clarkia rhomboidea)

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Tygh Creek Trail, Badger Creek Wilderness Area, OR, 6/2017

The Diamond or Common clarkia, showed up near its close relative the Elkhorns Clarkia,

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Elkhorns Clarkia (Clarkia pulchella)

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Tygh Creek Trail, Badger Creek Wilderness, OR, 6/2017.

After seeing these beauties in books (the latin Pulchella  means beautiful), we’d long dreamed of finding them in the wild.   (more…)


Small-flowered Godetia (Clarkia purpurea)

Saddle Mountain Trail,  Saddle Mountain State Natural Area, OR, 6/2015.Saddle Mountain Trail, Saddle Mountain State Natural Area, OR, 6/2015.

Looking very much like its better know relative Farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena), (more…)


Yellow Fireweed (Epilobium luteum)

Near South Puyallup Camp, Mt. Rainier NP, WA, 7/2015/

Near South Puyallup Camp, Mt. Rainier NP, WA, 7/2015

Also known as Yellow Willow herb.


Red Willowherb (Epilobium latifolium)

Five mile camp, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

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Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

Five Mile Camp, North Cascades N.P., 8/2012.

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Hornemann’s Willowherb (Epilobium hornemannii)

Lake James,  Mt. Rainier N.P., WA, 8/2011.

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?