We stumbled across this fen of Ladies Tress orchids in the moist alpine meadows of Mt. Hood’s north side in late August. (more…)
Also known as Yellow Willow herb.
This prevalent plant’s common name refers to its alleged nourishment for miners living in the wilds, far from civilization. (more…)
The only carnivorous plant native to the west coast. (more…)
Also called “Western Cone Flower” and “Western Chocolate Cone”. A yellow variety occurs in southern Oregon and northern California. The purple/brown cones turn black and grow larger as they age.
This showy, European import is prevalent in low-elevation roadsides and disturbed areas in the western halves of Oregon, Washington and California, as well a a smattering of western, and east-coast locations. (more…)
This member of the buttercup family is seen at all elevations across most of the the Northeast, North-central, and Western U.S. (more…)
The name has us thinking of mitrewort beer, but it’s actually named after William Henry Brewer (1828-1910), a prestigious botanist who explored California and the northwest, and has his name on several flowers. (more…)