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…)
The only carnivorous plant native to the west coast. (more…)
These charming members of the aster family, and the senecio (groundsel) tribe, bloom in early spring, usually in large groups. (more…)
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.
Young leaves and flowers can be eaten raw. Native Americans used the dried stems as a salt substitute.