From a distance, one might assume it to be Oregon Sunshine, given its bright yellow color and tendency to grow amid dry rock and shale near the top of mountains like central Oregon’s Cone Peak and Iron Mountain. (more…)
This flowering shrub, a mainstay along roads and trailsides throughout the west, begins blooming in June at lower elevations (like our photos here) and peaks in July and August at higher elevations. (more…)
Also known as Antelope Bush, this shrub puts on quite a show in the late spring. (more…)
The edible berries of this shrub vary in taste. (more…)
Also known as “Saskatoon berry”, “juneberry”, and “shadberry.” (more…)
Both the Latin and the common name come from the leaves. Pectinata means “comb-like,” and the birds whose feet they are compared to are really grouse, who were once called partridges by hunters, and who have feathery feet. (more…)
Also known as Hardhack, Steeple Bush and Douglas Spirea. Unlike Mountain Spirea, this has cone or pyramid shaped flower clusters, occurs at lower elevations and can be found in yards and gardens.