Archive for February, 2009

Common St John’s Wort “Hypericum perforatum”

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

img_3172_1Common St John’s Wort “Hypericum perforatum”  St John’s Wort Family (Hypericaceae).  Perennial, plant 1-4′ tall, leaves oblong to linear, flowers deep yellow and 5 petaled.  Blooms all summer in disturbed areas throughout OR & WA.  Nonnative.   Photo:  Near Rainier, OR 7/18/2008  ©Marvin Kellar

Orange Agoseris ” Agoseris aurantiaca”

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

134_3464_2Orange Agoseris ” Agoseris aurantiaca” Sunflower Family (Asteraceae).  Perennial, plant 4-24″ tall with basal leaves, flowers deep orange ray petals.  Blooms late summer in sagebrush, forests and alpine meadows in OR & WA.  Photo:  Mt Hood, OR 8/2/2004  ©Marvin Kellar

Tillamook Bay, OR

Friday, February 20th, 2009

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Tillamook Bay

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Coast Guard

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Flounder Fishermen   Photos:  Garibaldi, OR 2/18/2008   ©Marvin Kellar

Friday, February 20th, 2009

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Oregon Fawn Lily “Erythronium oregonum”

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

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Oregon Fawn Lily “Erythronium oregonum” Lily Family (Liliaceae).  Perennial, edible corm, plant 8-16″ tall, leaves mottled, flowers white 1-1.5″ wide.  Midspring in meadows and lightly forested areas of the valleys in Western Or. & Wa.  Photo:  North Fork of the Santiam East of Salem, Or. 3/08/2005   ©  2005  mkellar

Elk Rock Garden Portland, OR

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

_mg_4477_12Chinese Witch Hazel “Hamamelis  mollis” shrub 10-15″ tall and wide and early blooming yellow flowers are very fragrant.  Photo; 2/06/2009 © Marvin Kellar  _mg_4475_1_12Witch Hazel “Hamamelis x intermedia” variety ‘Jelena’.  This is a cross between the Chinese Witch Hazel “Hamamelis mollis” and the Japanese Witch Hazel “Hamamelis japonica”.  Shrub 15-20′ tall.  Early blooming orange flowers (note seedpod).  Photo 2/06/2009 © Marvin Kellar

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Coast Silk Tassel “Garrya-elliptica” Silk-Tassel Family (Garryaceae)  Shrub up to 20′ tall, evergreen leaves are leathery and dark green, male plants have 6″ catkins, female plants have 4″ catkins and produce dark purple berry-like fruits.  Blooms early spring in the hills of S.W. Oregon.  Photo 2/06/2009  ©Marvin Kellar

Pale Agoseris “Agoseris glauca”

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

img_0960_1Pale Agoseris “Agoseris glauca”  Sunflower Family (Asteraceae) Perennial, Plant 8-20″ tall, flowers bright yellow reminiscent of dandelions.  Blooms late summer in sagebrush, forests and alpine  meadows in OR & WA.  Photo:  Mt Rainier, WA 7/27/2006  © Marvin Kellar

One Sided Wintergreen “Othillia secunda”

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

134_3481_1_1_3One Sided Wintergreen “Othillia secunda” Heath Family (Ericaceae).  Perennial, plant 3-8″ tall, flowers closed bell shaped and greenish-white hanging from one side of the arching stem.  Blooms all summer in deep woods at 3000 to 9000′ in Western OR & WA and in N.E. OR.   Photo:  Mt. Hood, OR 8/03/2004  © Marvin Kellar

Coast Silk-Tassel “Garrya-elliptica”

Friday, February 6th, 2009

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Coast Silk Tassel “Garrya-elliptica” Silk-Tassel Family (Garryaceae)  Shrub up to 20′ tall, evergreen leaves are leathery and dark green, male plants have 6″ catkins, female plants have 4″ catkins and produce dark purple berry-like fruits.  Blooms in early spring in the hills of South Western Oregon.  Photo:  Bishop’s Close Garden, Portland, OR 2/06/2009  © Marvin Kellar

White-Veined Pyrola “Pyrola picta”

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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White-Veined Pyrola “Pyrola picta” Heath Family (Ericaceae).  Perennial, plant 4-8″ tall, leaves leathery with deep green above and whitish midveins, stems are reddish, flowers white with five white to greenish petals.  Blooms in late summer in forested areas throughout OR & WA.  Photo:  Mt Hood, OR 8/03/2004  ©  Marvin Kellar