A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

orchid

Hooded Ladies Tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana)

Eden Park Trail, Mt. Hood Wilderness, OR, 8/2016.

Eden Park Trail, Mt. Hood Wilderness, OR, 8/2016.

We stumbled across this fen of Ladies Tress orchids in the moist alpine meadows of Mt. Hood’s north side in late August. (more…)

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Mountain Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium montanum)

Badger Creek Trail, Badger Creek Wilderness, OR 5/2016.

Badger Creek Trail, Badger Creek Wilderness, OR 5/2016.

This rare orchid is a special treat if you can find it. (more…)


Mertens’ Coral Root (Corallorrhiza mertensiana)

Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

Iron Mountain, OR, 7/2014.

Much like Spotted Coral Root, only without the spots, this plant is sometime called “Western Coral Root”.   (more…)


Phantom Orchid (Eburophyton austiniae)

King's Mountain Trail, Tillamook NF, Oregon, 7/2015.

King’s Mountain Trail, Tillamook NF, Oregon, 7/2015.

This rare, endangered plant is only found in the rich soils of shady pacific northwest forests.  (more…)


Spotted Coral Root (Corallorhiza maculata)

Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.

Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.

This so called “saprophyte” of the orchid family is the most common of some 15 types of coral root in North America.
So named because of the root’s (actually a clump of rhizomes) resemblance to a piece of coral.

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White Bog Orchid (Habenaria dilatata)

Elk Meadow, Mt. Hood N.W.A., Oregon, 7/2012.

 

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Calypso aka Fairy Slipper (Calypso bulbosa)

Marble Mountains, CA. 8/2005.

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