A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

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Steer’s Head (Dicentra uniflora)

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Crescent Mountain Trail, Willamette National Forest, OR, 6/2017.

To find these unique and delicate members of the  bleeding heart family, you  have to be looking for them.   (more…)


Scouler’s Corydalis (Corydalis scouleri)

McCord Creek Falls, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2014.

McCord Creek Falls, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2014.

Mary A.  Fries, in Wildflowers of Mount Rainier and the Cascades,  says to pronounce Corydalis “with a riddle in the middle and the accent on the ‘ryd’.”  (more…)


Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

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Starvation Creek Falls trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2014.

We’ve looked high and low for this unusual flower, and were ecstatic when we finally found a single specimen  right where Russ Jolley (Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge) said it would be, along the short trail to Starvation Creek Falls in early April, just a few steps from the parking lot. (more…)


Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa)

Brower Road, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2015.

Brower Road, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2015.

Bleeding Hearts are the most prevalent of the Bleeding Heart family, which includes other oddly-shaped flowers such as Dutchman’s Breeches (also a Dicentra)  and Corydalis. (more…)