Archive for September, 2008

Rayless Shaggy Fleabane “Erigeron aphanactis”

Monday, September 29th, 2008

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Rayless Shaggy Fleabane “Erigeron aphanactis” Sunflower Family (Asteraceae) Perennial, plant 4-12″ tall, flowers yellow half inch buttons of disk flowers not surrounded by ray flowers. Early summer in dry hot areas in South Eastern Or.

Photo: Steen’s Mt 7/12/2006   © 2006 mkellar

Spring Beauty “Claytonia lanceolata”

Friday, September 19th, 2008

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Spring Beauty “Claytonia lanceolata” Purslane Family (Portulacacea).  Perennial, plant 1-3″ tall with edible bulb, leaves 2, flowers white or pink with deep pink veins.  Blooms midspring in the mountains of Or. & Wa. 

Photo:  Cone Peak near Sweet Home, Or.  6/04/07    © 2007 mkellar

Heal-all “Prunella vulgaris”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

heal-all

Heal-all “Prunella vulgaris” Mint Family (Lamiaceae). Perennial, plant 4-18″ tall, flowers purple to violet arranged in a spike that blooms progressively from the base to the apex.  Blooms in summer throughout Or. & Wa.  We have two varieties, one native and the other a somewhat taller variety, from Europe.

Photo:  Near Rainier, Or. 9/10/2008    © 2008 mkellar

Burgundy Hound’s Tongue

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

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Burgundy Hound’s Tongue “Cyanoglossum officinale” Borage Family (Boraginaceae). Biennial, plant 1-3′ tall, flowers burgundy approximately 0.5″ in diameter.  Blooms in the spring in disturbed sites in Or. & Wa but not widespread. Nonnative.  

Photo:  Along Hwy 35 east of Mt Hood 6/28/2004.  © 2004 mkellar