A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

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Common Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris)

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Bagley Lake Trail, Mt. Baker Wilderness, WA. 7/2016.

Our second carnivorous plant post!!   (more…)


Bitter Root (Lewisia rediviva)

Catherine Creek Trail, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA. 4/2013.

Catherine Creek Trail, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA. 4/2013.

Easy to miss, the early spring Bitter root appears to survive with little  support. (more…)


Bog Wintergreen (Pyrola asarifolia)

Bull of the Woods W.A., OR, 7/2012.

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Skyrocket aka Scarlet Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata)

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Bull of the Woods W.A., Oregon, 7/2012.

This plant is rare for both its beauty and the fact that it is biennial, i.e.  it takes two years to produce flowers, and then dies.   Also known as foxfire, it is a hummingbird favorite.

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Mount Hood Pussy Paws (Cystanthe umbellata)

Paradise Park, Mount Hood N.F., OR, 7/2013.

Paradise Park, Mount Hood N.F., OR, 7/2013.

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