This small flower stands out for its unusual salmon color and contrasting blue pollen. It grows in dry sandy soils west of the Continental Divide. (more…)
Looking very much like its better know relative Farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena), (more…)
There are four varieties of the Sidalicea genus common to the Pacific Northwest (more…)
Look closely for these tiny flowers, but don’t expect to find any leaves. (more…)
Yakima is the name of a group or tribe of Native Americans who live in Washington state. (more…)
If you’re seeing larkspur now (early spring) in the Northwest, chances are that it’s this variety. Also called “Common Larkspur”. (more…)
Many books/botanists now classify this as Boechera sparsiflora.
Phlox is Greek for “flame” (apparently named after a bright red variety). (more…)
Named after its dagger-like seedpods, this plant’s range extends north to southeast Washington, east to western Idaho and south to northeastern California and western Nevada, but always east of the Cascades and Sierras. (more…)
Also known as Sand Clover, it was formerly named tridentatum. Named after Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765-1812), a German botanist.