We see three species of wild allium with some regularity on hikes in the Columbia Gorge and Cascades (more…)
This low elevation west-side species of Calochortus is notable for the extreme hairiness inside the flower. More than other Mariposa lilies (“butterfly” in spanish), (more…)
Also called Star-Flowered False Solomon’s Seal, and Starry Solomon’s Plume. (more…)
The parallel-veined, heart-shaped leaves are immediately recognized by anyone who has spent time in northwest woodlands. (more…)
This odd-named but common lily is also known as a “Ball-head Cluster Lily” and is sometimes called a Brodiaea. (more…)
Sometimes called “White Hyancinth” and “Fool’s Onion”, this variety is similar to Triteleia howellii, but sports waxier petals and blooms later in the season.
According to Ronald Taylor’s Sagebrush Country, the Latin fritillaria comes from fritill, which is Latin for “dice box” (more…)