We’re posting this Northern Monkshood, found on the westside flower garden bordering Lower Dewey lake above Skagway, Alaska this summer, even though we’ve not yet posted the more common western columbianum Monkshood. (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…)
Varying in color from white to yellow, this single-stemmed plant concentrates alkaloids from the soil, causing it to be poisonous to cattle in its later stages. Also known as Paleyellow Ragwort.
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 refers to the bright red berries, not the flowers, which are white, as shown.
Although the plant is a common sight in northwest meadows, it can still be difficult to find in bloom. (more…)
The nickname comes from the flower head’s resemblance to the curled tuning head of a violin. The bristle-like hairs that cover this plant can irritate the skin. The tiny black nuts that are produced by each flower are said to be poisonous to cattle.