Archive for April, 2008

Bitterbrush “Purshia tridentata” Rose Family “Rosaceae”

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Bitterbrush “Purshia tridentata” Rose Family “Rosaceae”.  Perennial, shrub 3-10″ tall, Leaf tips 3 lobed, flowers cream to bright yellow, petals 1/3″ long.  Blooms late spring, sagebrush in Eastern Or. & Wa.  Excellent browse for deer.

Photo:  Near Maupin, Or. 4/19/2008  © 2008 mkellar

Mountain Golden Pea “Thermopsis montana”

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Mountain Golden Pea “Thermopsis montana” Pea Family (Fabaceae) Perennial, Plant 2-4′ tall, leaves compound with 3 leaflets, flowers bright yellow spike.  Blooms late spring-early summer, dry rocky soils, Eastern Or. & Wa. 

Photo: Mt. Emily near La Grande, Or. 7/13/07   ©  2007  mkellar