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 Hyacinth” 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…)
Although the plant is a common sight in northwest meadows, it can still be difficult to find in bloom. (more…)
This uncommon (and uncommonly modest) lily has a nodding raceme of bells rising from grassy onion-like leaves. (more…)
All species of wild onion, including this one, are edible. (more…)
Without the flowers this would be difficult to distinguish from False Solomon’s Seal. With the flowers, it resembles a much larger, white-flowered version of Rosy Twisted Stalk. Also very similar to the closely related Fairy Lanterns. Supposedly, the leaf’s parallel veins direct rainwater toward their pointed tips, protecting the flowers below.