A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “McCord Creek Falls

Cliff Paintbrush (Castilleja rupicola)

McCord Creek Falls, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2014.

McCord Creek Falls, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2014.

This is one of the easier paintbrush varieties to identify (more…)


Scouler’s Corydalis (Corydalis scouleri)

McCord Creek Falls, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2014.

McCord Creek Falls, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2014.

Mary A.  Fries, in Wildflowers of Mount Rainier and the Cascades,  says to pronounce Corydalis “with a riddle in the middle and the accent on the ‘ryd’.”  (more…)


Salal (Gaultheria shallon)

McCord Creek Falls Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR 6/2013.

McCord Creek Falls Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR 6/2013.

Common in the dry, western, low-elevation Cascades, this shrub is said to have been a favorite of famed botanist David Douglas.  (more…)