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 rare orchid is a special treat if you can find it. (more…)
Look closely for these tiny flowers, but don’t expect to find any leaves. (more…)
This prevalent plant’s common name refers to its alleged nourishment for miners living in the wilds, far from civilization. (more…)
If you’re seeing larkspur now (early spring) in the Northwest, chances are that it’s this variety. Also called “Common Larkspur”. (more…)
Introduced to this continent from Europe, so that its roots could be used as a coffee substitute. (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.
Also called Star-Flowered False Solomon’s Seal, and Starry Solomon’s Plume. (more…)