These pretty daisies were among many flowers blooming on Marmot Pass during our July visit. (more…)
Last July we found a single specimen (above) of this uncommon primrose peeking out from among the rocks near Royal Lake Campground. One year later, and a few miles west, (more…)
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 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…)
We’ve only encountered this heather variety a handful of times; (more…)
Upper Royal Basin Trail, Olympic NP, 7/2016.
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…)
This member of the purslane family prefers rocky cliffs, making it difficult to get good close-ups of it without risking life and limb. (more…)