A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “Lake Louise

Moss Campion (Silene acaulis)

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Tubal Cain Trail, Buckhorn Wilderness, WA, 7/2017.

These classic cushion shaped plants dot the open, gravelly, mountain tops of the Pacific Northwest.   (more…)

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Yellow Columbine (Aquilegia flavescens)

Lake Louise, Banff N.P. , Alberta, Canada.  7/2011.

This plant’s boiled roots were once used as a cure for diarrhea.  It’s better known cousin, Crimson Columbine can be found here.


False Solomon’s Seal (Smilacina racemosa)

 

Grassy Knoll Trail,  Columbia Gorge, WA  5/2013

Grassy Knoll Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013

The larger of two very similar plants found in northwest forests.  Compare to the smaller, star-flowered variety here. (more…)


Stickseed aka Wild Forget-me-not (Hackelia floribunda)

Lake Louise, Banff N.P. , Alberta, Canada 7/2011.