This is one of two similar ceanothus ground covers whose rugged foliage set it apart from the larger more common trailside shrubs in the buckthorn family, (more…)
Introduced to this continent from Europe, so that its roots could be used as a coffee substitute. (more…)
We’ve been hiking on Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and in the Gorge the last few weeks and have been seeing these everywhere, usually in large bunches. We’ve seen them on roadsides, trail sides and lower-elevation meadows.
This high-elevation penstemon is distinguishable from Davidson’s Penstemon by its rosy color.
Compare to Quil-leaved Lewisia.