A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “marmot pass

Western Meadowrue (Thalictrum occidentale)

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Upper Royal Basin, Olympic National Park, WA, 7/2016.

In moist meadows or forests you will often see these odd looking plants.  (more…)

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Northwestern Twayblade (Listera caurina)

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Larch Mountain, Columbia Gorge, OR, 6/2016.

Although Twayblades are not uncommon (especially for an orchid), (more…)


Elegant Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium elegans)

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Marmot Pass, Buckhorn Wilderness, 7/2017.

We found this version of Jacob’s Ladder in the stark, rocky, alpine zone of Marmot Pass at the eastern edge of the Olympic Mountains, along with phlox, cutleaf fleabane (see third photo), and moss campion. (more…)


Smooth Douglasia (Douglasia laevigata)

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Royal Lake Campground, Olympic NP, 7/2016.

Last July we found a single specimen (above) of this uncommon primrose peeking out from among the rocks near Royal Lake Campground.  One year later, and a few miles west, (more…)


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…)