A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

parsley

Martindale’s Desert Parsley (Lomatium martindalei)

Silver Star Mountain, WA, 5/2015.

Silver Star Mountain, WA, 5/2015.

Although we’ve long enjoyed the “spring gold” dusting of these flowers across rocky landscapes in the early spring, (more…)

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Columbia Desert Parsley (Lomatium columbianum)

 

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Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail, WA, 4/2016.

Early spring Columbia Gorge hikers are treated to several varieties of lomatium, commonly known as desert parsley (more…)


Kneeling Angelica (Angelica genuflexa)

Upper Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge, OR, 8/2013.

Upper Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge, OR, 8/2013.

This member of the parsley family is distinguishable from Gray’s Lovage and Cow Parsnip by its hearty stalks, saw-toothed leaves, and propensity for wetness.  This one seemed to be thriving in the misty spray of Upper Latourell Falls.


Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)

Mt. Hood W.A., OR, 7/2012.

Elizabeth Horn, in Wildflowers 1 The Cascades,  writes of the many ways Native Americans ate and used this member of the parsley family:

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Gray’s Lovage (Ligusticum grayi)

Mt. Hood N.W.A., OR, 7/2012.

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