Archive for July, 2008

Tansey-leaved evening primrose “Camassonia tanacetifolia”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008


Tansey-leaved Evening Primrose “Camassonia tanacetifolia” Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae) Perennial, plant prostrate, leaves deeply lobed, flowers yellow and without stems, spent flowers take on a red hue.  Blooms in areas that are wet in the spring East of the Cascades. 

Photo, Hart Mt. in S.E. Or. 7/5/2008    © 2008 mkellar

Matted Cryptantha “Cryptantha circumscissa”

Monday, July 14th, 2008


Matted Cryptantha “Cryptantha circumscissa” Borage Family (Boraginaceae).   Annual, Plant less than 1″ tall in little mats 2-3″ in diameter.  Tiny white flowers less than 1/8″ in diameter.  This little plant is easily overlooked.  Blooms in early spring-mid summer in sandy dry soils in S.E. Or and Central Wa.

Photo:  Diamond Crater S.E. of Burns, Or. 7/3/2008   © 2008 mkellar

Davidson’s Penstemon “Penstemon davidsonii var. praeteritus”

Thursday, July 10th, 2008


Davidson’s Penstemon “Penstemon davidsonii var. praeteritus”  Snapdragon Family (Scrophulariaceae).  Perennial, Plant 3-6″  tall, evergreen leaves small oval and leathery, blue-violet flowers 1-2″ long.  Blooms in midsummer in rocky outcrops in S.E. Oregon.

Photo:  Steen’s Mt. in S.E. Or. 07/04/2008.   © 2008 mkellar