A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.


Wedgeleaf Violet (Viola cuneata)

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Eight Dollar Mountain, Selma, OR, 4/2015.

A special two-colored violet found only in serpentine soils at the Oregon-California border, a unique botanical environment we return to again and again. (more…)

Flett’s Violet (Viola flettii)

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Buckhorn Peak Trail, Buckhorn Wilderness, WA, 7/2017.

These lovely flowers are endemic to the Olympic Mountains.   (more…)

Marsh Violet (Viola palustris)

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



Round Leaved Violet (Viola orbiculata)

Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada, 7/2011

Flowers are sometimes “candied” and used to decorate cakes.