Satyr Anglewing and Annual False Dandelion

January 22nd, 2015


Satyr Anglewing, Wingspan 2 inches, feasting on an Annual False Dandelion  “Agoseris heterophylla” Sunflower Family (Asteraceae).  Photo:  Big Summit Prairie near Prineville, Or. 6/16/2008

Oregon Fawn Lily “Erythronium oregonum”

January 21st, 2015

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Flounder Fishing

January 20th, 2015

Heading out to fish for early morning flounder fishing in Tillamook Bay at Rockaway, Or   Photo 3/14/2008boat1-480x366 - Version 2

Red Larkspur “Delphinium nudicaule”

January 19th, 2015

2008-03-17 - Version 2Red Larkspur “Delphinium nudicaule” Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae). Perennial, plant 1-3′ tall, flowers red to orange red, rocky slopes in the Siskiyou Mts of S.W. Or.   Photo: Along the Rogue River west of Grants Pass, Or. 4/14/05


Fetid Adder’s Tongue “Scoliopus hallii”

January 15th, 2015

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Fetid Adder’s Tongue “Scoliopus hallii”, Lily family (Liliaceae). Perennial, plant 2-5″ tall, flowers approx 1/2″ diameter, sepals yellow and mottled purple, narrow upright petals, early spring in deep shaded woods west of the Cascade Mts.  The bright yellow is pollen in an anther that has split open. Photo: Wilson River Hwy near Tillamook, OR 3/13/2009

Cusicks Monkeyflower “Mimulus cusickii”

January 14th, 2015


Cusick’s Monkeyflower “Mimulus cusickii” Snapdragon Family (Scrophulariaceae) Annual, plant 2-10″ tall, flowers pink to magenta with yellow guides in the throat.  Blooms early summer in sandy soil in Eastern Oregon.  Photo:  Post-Izee Hwy. East of Prineville, OR. 7/17/2007

Sugarbowls “Clematis hirsuitissima”

January 13th, 2015


Sugarbowls or Leather-flowers “Clematis hirsuitissima” Buttercup Family “Ranunculaceae).   Sugarbowls do not have petals but the thick leathery sepals are quite showy, flowers approximately 1″ long  stems 1 to 2 feet tall.   Eastern Or. in grassy prairies and in light woods.  Photo:  Enterprise, OR.   5/04/20072007-10-18 - Version 2

Nootka Rose “Rosa nutkana”

January 12th, 2015

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Nootka Rose “Rosa nutkana” Rose Family (Rosaceae).  Perennial, shrub 3-6′ tall, flowers are solitary, 3″ across and rose colored, blooms late spring-early summer.  Grows in moist areas in WA & OR.  The quiet beauty of the rose is a lot like the girl next door and is often overlooked as we search for the more exotic.  Photo:  Near Enterprise, OR 6/08/2005

Creek Trillium “Pseudotrillium rivale”

January 11th, 2015

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Creek Trillium “Pseudotrillium rivale”. Lily Family (Liliaceae), Perennial, bulbous rhizome, plant 2-6″ tall, 3 whorled leaves, 3 white petals with pink or purplish spotting.  Spring blooming in rocky serpentine soils in the Siskiyou Mts of S.E. Or.  Previously listed as a trillium but it has recently been placed in its own genus.  Photo:  Darlingtonia Trail Wayside near Cave Junction, Or.  4/28/2007

Cat’s Ear “Calochortus elegans”

January 6th, 2015













Elegant Cat’s Ear “Calochortus elegans” Lily Family “Liliaceae” Perennial, bulbous corm, 3-6″ tall, hairy white to lavender petals with purple crescents at the base, S.W. OR and N.E. OR.  The geologies of these areas have a similar history and both were on the coastline when the rest of Oregon was still underwater. Photo: Darlingtonia Wayside near the CA border 5/28/2012 and Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside S.W. of Cave Junction 4/28/2007