A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “Angel’s Rest

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)

Angel’s Rest, Columbia Gorge, Oregon. 5/2009.

The term ‘salmon berry’ comes from the Native American tradition of eating them alongside fresh or dried salmon. (more…)


Oregon Wood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana)

Angel’s Rest, Columbia Gorge, OR, 5/2009.

The edible, clover shaped leaves fold down at night. (more…)


Western Trillium (Trillium ovatum)

 

McIntyre Ridge Trail, Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness, OR, 5/2014.

McIntyre Ridge Trail, Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness, OR, 5/2014.

Also known as (Western) Wake Robin, due to its early blooming.  (more…)


Checker Lily (Fritillaria affinis)

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Mount Pisgah Arboretum near Eugene, OR, 4/2018.

Russ Jolley (Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge) refers to these as  “Chocolate Lilies” but other sources reserve that nickname for Fritillaria camschatcensis, found mostly in northern Washington and Alaska.  Another similar chocolate-colored fritillaria found in our region is the Fritillaria atropurpurea, more common east of the Cascades.  This one is sometimes goes by the latin lanceolata. (more…)