Pacific Crest Trail near Green Springs, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, OR, 7/2019.
We were excited to find this dramatically-colored flower in a recent trip to the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon.
“What a pleasure, seeing the year’s first trilliums in March or April, just when the winter rains feel like Forever!” — Daniel Mathews, Cascade-Olympic Natural History
We couldn’t agree more! (more…)
This is the most common of the 3 twisted-stalks in our region. (more…)
The exquisite sagebrush mariposa lily, the largest in size of the many calochortus, (more…)
Blooming earlier, and at lower elevations than the similar Avalanche Lily, and Glacier Lily, these are recognizable by their lovely, “mottled” leaves with streaks of white, lighter green or even brown (seen below). (more…)
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…)