A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

primrose

Elkhorns Clarkia (Clarkia pulchella)

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Tygh Creek Trail, Badger Creek Wilderness, OR, 6/2017.

After seeing these beauties in books (the latin Pulchella  means beautiful), we’d long dreamed of finding them in the wild.   (more…)

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Smooth Douglasia (Douglasia laevigata)

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Royal Lake Campground, Olympic NP, 7/2016.

Last July we found a single specimen (above) of this uncommon primrose peeking out from among the rocks near Royal Lake Campground.  One year later, and a few miles west, (more…)


Broad-Leaf Star Flower (Trientalis latifolia)

Wind Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2015.

Wind Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2015.

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Desert Shooting Star (Dodecatheon conjugens)

Catherine Creek Trail, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA. 4/2013.

Catherine Creek Trail, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA. 4/2013.

The late Russ Jolley, the guru of Columbia Gorge wildflowers, identified seven different species of shooting star occurring in the gorge.  (more…)


Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi)

Mt. Hood, OR.  7/2010.