This early bloomer is only found in dry rocky sites at lower and middle elevations. In fact, most of the photos we’ve seen of this uncommon plant have it springing directly from a rock face. (more…)
This uncommon, low-lying member of the mustard family, also known as bladderpod, is found in dry sandy soil. (more…)
When the flowers are closed, it’d be easy to mistake this mustard family member for a clover of some sort. (more…)
Many books/botanists now classify this as Boechera sparsiflora.
Named after its dagger-like seedpods, this plant’s range extends north to southeast Washington, east to western Idaho and south to northeastern California and western Nevada, but always east of the Cascades and Sierras. (more…)
This non-native member of the mustard family appears sporadically across the U.S., but more often in Oregon and Washington. (more…)
Couldn’t find much info on this low-elevation member of the mustard family. Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge notes that it can be found near Beacon Rock in mid-April, which is exactly where and when we found it.
The name “western” is apt, as this variety appears in every western state, at almost every elevation. (more…)