A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “Dog Mountain

Fringecup (Tellima grandiflora)

Dog Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2013.

Dog Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2013.

While it can be found inland, as above, this plant, along with Youth-on-Age, is one of the only saxifrages one sees on coastal hikes. (more…)


Spotted Coral Root (Corallorhiza maculata)

Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.

Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.

This so called “saprophyte” of the orchid family is the most common of some 15 types of coral root in North America.
So named because of the root’s (actually a clump of rhizomes) resemblance to a piece of coral.

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Flytrap Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemfolium)

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Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.

Also known as Spreading Dogbane, this plant is found in dry, rocky areas.  (more…)


Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa)

Dog Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2013.

Dog Mountain, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2013.

On a May climb up Dog Mountain, perhaps the classic wildflower hike in the Columbia Gorge, this flowering vine took the prize for the brightest-colored flower we saw.  (more…)


Broad-Leaf Star Flower (Trientalis latifolia)

Wind Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2015.

Wind Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2015.

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