A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “North Cascades National Park

Yellow Fireweed (Epilobium luteum)

Near South Puyallup Camp, Mt. Rainier NP, WA, 7/2015/

Near South Puyallup Camp, Mt. Rainier NP, WA, 7/2015

Also known as Yellow Willow herb.


Birdsbeak Lousewort (Pedicularis ornithorhyncha)

Park Creek Pass, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

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…)


Bronze Bells (Stenanthium occidentale)

Near Easy Pass, North Cascades NP, WA 8/2012.

Near Easy Pass, North Cascades NP, WA 8/2012.

This uncommon (and uncommonly modest) lily has a nodding raceme of bells rising from grassy onion-like leaves. (more…)


Partridge Foot (Luetkea pectinata)

Lookout Mountain, OR, 7/2013.

Lookout Mountain, OR, 7/2013.

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…)


Pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea)

Fisher Creek Trail, North Cascades N.P. , WA, 8/2012.

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…)


Red Willowherb (Epilobium latifolium)

Five mile camp, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

info and another photo…


Parry’s Catchfly (Silene douglasii var. macounii)

Park Creek Pass, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.


Foam Flower (Tiarella unifoliata)

Fisher Creek trail, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

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White Rhododendron (Rhododendron albiflorum)

Upper Thunder Basin, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

Also known as cascade azalea and mountain misery (due to the problems hikers have getting through the tangled, slippery branches).


Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

Five Mile Camp, North Cascades N.P., 8/2012.

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Cascade Aster (Aster ledophyllus)

Near Five Mile Camp, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

Near Five Mile Camp, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

 

These tall asters were everywhere on our August North Cascades trip. (more…)


Woolly Pussytoes (Antennaria lanata)

Easy Pass, North Cascades N. P., 8/2012

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Western Spiraea (Spiraea douglasii)

Fisher Creek Trail, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

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.


Orange Agoseris (Agoseris aurantiaca)

Park Creek Pass, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

 

“Like the Common Dandelion, this plant can be used for salads, potherbs, tea, and wine.”  -G. Scotter & H. Flygare: Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies. 


Brachted Honeysuckle aka Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)

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

info and another photo…