A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.


California Groundcone (Boschniakia strobilacea)

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Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, OR, 4/2018.

We found this parasitic, purple-hued “flower” in a couple wooded locations in an early southern Oregon trip, (more…)


Siskiyou Mat aka Dwarf Ceanothus (Ceanothus pumilus)


Illinois River Trail, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, OR, 3/2018.

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…)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Along Redwood Creek, Redwoods N.P., California, 8/2014.

Along Redwood Creek, Redwoods N.P., California, 8/2014.

Introduced to this continent from Europe, so that its roots could be used as a coffee substitute. (more…)

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

Bluff Lake Trail, Mt. Adams N.W. , WA, 8/2013.

Bluff Lake Trail, Yakama Nation, Mt. Adams , WA, 8/2013.

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.


Hairy Manzanita (Arctostaphylos columbiana)

Marble Mountains, CA.  6/2005.


Rock Penstemon (Penstemon rupicola)

Marble Mountain, CA, 5/2011.

This high-elevation penstemon is distinguishable from Davidson’s Penstemon by its rosy color.

Calypso aka Fairy Slipper (Calypso bulbosa)

Marble Mountains, CA. 8/2005.


Cliff Maids aka Siskiyou Lewisia (Lewisia Cotyledon)

Marble Mountains, CA. 8/2005.

Compare to Quil-leaved Lewisia.

Crimson Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

Marble Mountains, CA. 8/2005.

Yellow variety here.