This early bloomer is only found in dry rocky sites at lower and middle elevations. In fact, most of the photos we’ve seen of this uncommon plant have it springing directly from a rock face. (more…)
We find coral roots, except for this striped species, faithful companions that reward those that closely scan the pine-needle floors throughout the wilderness areas of the Pacific Northwest. (more…)
Although Twayblades are not uncommon (especially for an orchid), (more…)
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 member of the purslane family prefers rocky cliffs, making it difficult to get good close-ups of it without risking life and limb. (more…)
Look for these on the cliff trail approaching upper McCord Creek Falls in June.
When the flowers are closed, it’d be easy to mistake this mustard family member for a clover of some sort. (more…)
Look closely for these tiny flowers, but don’t expect to find any leaves. (more…)