None of the three different groups of flowers called “owl’s clover” are actually clovers. (more…)
This showy, European import is prevalent in low-elevation roadsides and disturbed areas in the western halves of Oregon, Washington and California, as well a a smattering of western, and east-coast locations. (more…)
This subspecies, stellata is endemic to the Columbia Gorge, and is one of the first flowers to bloom there every year. A very similar relative missurica, also called “Mountain Kittentails” and “Tailed Kittentails”, is found in Northeast Oregon, Southeast Washington, and Northwest Idaho. (more…)
The petals’ resemblance to a bird’s beak which gives this flower its Latin and common name is easily seen in this close-up. (more…)
The genus name refers to the flower’s five stamens. There are over 200 species of penstemon in the west. (more…)
Blooming slightly later than other Blue-Eyed Marys (Large flowered, small flowered and few flowered); it has the characteristic 5 petals, with the upper two petals pale, or nearly white, while the lower three are deep blue to lavender.
The latin translates to “little mimic.” (more…)
Also known as “Wood Betony.”