Also known as Yellow Willow herb.
The petals’ resemblance to a bird’s beak which gives this flower its Latin and common name is easily seen in this close-up. (more…)
This uncommon (and uncommonly modest) lily has a nodding raceme of bells rising from grassy onion-like leaves. (more…)
Both the Latin and the common name come from the leaves. Pectinata means “comb-like,” and the birds whose feet they are compared to are really grouse, who were once called partridges by hunters, and who have feathery feet. (more…)
Many urn-shaped flowers filled with seeds hang like pendants off a long raceme in this showy saprophyte (a name for plants that derive their nourishment from decaying plant material). (more…)
Also known as cascade azalea and mountain misery (due to the problems hikers have getting through the tangled, slippery branches).
These tall asters were everywhere on our August North Cascades trip. (more…)
Also known as Hardhack, Steeple Bush and Douglas Spiraea. Unlike Mountain Spiraea, this has cone or pyramid shaped flower clusters, occurs at lower elevations and can be found in yards and gardens.
“Like the Common Dandelion, this plant can be used for salads, potherbs, tea, and wine.” -G. Scotter & H. Flygare: Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies.