A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

primrose

White Shooting Star (Dodecatheon dentatum)

Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, OR. 5/2021.

Elated to discover multiple specimens of this unusual White Shooting Star growing out of a dripping wet cliffside in the Columbia Gorge! (more…)


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)

 

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Camp Mystery, Buckhorn Wilderness, WA. 7/2017