A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

March

Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

 

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Lower Table Rock, BLM Medford district, Oregon, 4/2018.

Although  the flowers were quite small (less than 0.5 inches in diameter), we still believe the Nemophila we found growing among the grasses near the seasonal vernal pools on top of Table Rock a few weeks back are of the fairly common menziesii species (more…)

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California Pitcher Plant (Darlingtonia californica)

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

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

The only carnivorous plant native to the west coast.   (more…)


Gold Stars (Crocidium multicaule)

Lyle Cherry Orchard, Columbia Gorge, WA , 2/2015.

Lyle Cherry Orchard, Columbia Gorge, WA , 2/2015.

These charming members of the aster family, and the senecio (groundsel) tribe, bloom in early spring, usually in large groups.   (more…)


Slender Toothwort (Cardamine pulcherrima var. tenella)

Beacon Rock, Columbia Gorge, OR  4/2012.

Beacon Rock, Columbia Gorge, WA 4/2012.

Couldn’t find much info on this low-elevation member of the mustard family.  Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge notes that it can be found near Beacon Rock in mid-April,  which is exactly where and when we found it.


Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum)

Beacon Rock, Columbia Gorge, OR  4/2012.

Beacon Rock, Columbia Gorge, WA  4/2012.

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Sweet Coltsfoot (Petasites nivalis)

Pharaoh Creek Trail, Banff N.P., Alberta, Canada, 7/2011.

Young leaves and flowers can be eaten raw.  Native Americans used the dried stems as a salt substitute.