Archive for November, 2008

Mountain Strawberry “Fragaria virginiana”

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008


Mountain Strawberry “Fragaria virginiana” Rose Family (Rosaceae),  Perennial, plant 2-6″ tall, Leaves blue green, petals almost round and white to slightly pink.  Blooms late spring in meadows and forests throughout Or. & WA. 

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

Shasta Clover “Trifolium productum”

Thursday, November 13th, 2008


Shasta Clover “Trifolium productum”  Pea Family (Fabaceae).  Perennial, plant 6-18″ tall, leaves saw toothed with pointed tips, flowers white with purple tips in head approx 1″ in diam.  Blooms in moist rocky soils all summer in Southern Or. 

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

Foxglove “Digitalis purpurea”

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008


Foxglove “Digitalis purpurea” Snap Dragon (Scrophulariaceae),  Biennial, plant up to 6′ tall,  basal leaves and on the stem 4-12″ long, flowers 1-3″ long pink, purple or white. Blooms in late spring in meadows and disturbed soils in Western Or. &  Wa. 

Photo: near Rainier, Or. 7/08/2007   © 2007 mkellar