A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

flowering tree

Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor)

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Hamilton Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 6/2016.

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…)


Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii)

Rainy Lake Road, Columbia Gorge, OR, 6/2014.

Rainy Lake Road, Columbia Gorge, OR, 6/2014.

Discovered to be a different species than the similar, eastern variety by botanist John Nuttall in 1835 (more…)