Archive for February, 2010

Hall’s Violet “Viola hallii”

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Hall’s Violet “Viola hallii”  Violet Family (Violaceae)  Perrenial, plant 3-9″ tall, leaves divided into many segments, flowers have purple upper petals and yellow to white lower petals.  Blooms in the spring in rocky areas in S.W. Oregon,  Photo:  Rough and Ready Wayside near Cave Junction, Or. 4/13/2005  © Marvin Kellar

Shaggy Horkelia “Horkelia congesta”

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Shaggy Flowered Horkelia “Horkelia congesta”  Rose Family (Rosaceae) Perennial, plant 8-18″ tall, leaves basal and fern like, flowers white approx 0.5″ in diameter.  Blooms in dry open areas in late spring in Western Oregon.  Photo:  Near Cave Junction in S.W. Oregon  4/13/2005  © Marvin Kellar

Cougar “Puma concolor”

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Cougar “Puma concolor”  Adult males can be 8 or more feet long from nose to the tip of their tail and weigh 130 to 150 pounds.  Females are approximately 7 feet long and 90 to 110 pounds.  Home ranges are 15 to 45 square miles and they generally travel 5 or 6 miles when they are out hunting.  Reportedly they can do a vertical leap of 20 feet from a standing start.  In the Pacific Northweat, they are generally seen in mountainous areas.  Photo:  The Oregon Zoo in Portland, OR  5/20/2007  © Marvin Kellar

Common Tarweed “Madia elegans”

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Common Tarweed “Madia elegans” Sunflower Family  (Asteraceae)  Annual, 6-36″ tall, ray flowers lobed and yellow, often with a maroon blotch at the base.  The disk flowers contain the stamens and the ray flowers form the seeds.  Blooms in early summer and on into fall in dry exposed areas in Western Oregon.  Photo:  Along the Rogue River 4/14/2005  © Marvin Kellar

Sticky Manzanita “Arctostaphylos viscida”

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Sticky Manzanita “Arctostaphylos viscida” Heath Family  (Ericaceae) Shrub 3-15′ tall, leaves appear whitish, flowers pink to white and urn shaped, bark smooth and reddish brown.  Blooms Spring in rocky areas in Southwest Oregon.  Photo:  Rough and Ready Wayside near Cave Junction Or 4/13/2005  © Marvin Kellar

Henderson’s Shooting Star “Dodecatheon hendersonii”

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Henderson’s Shooting Star “Dodecatheon hendersonii”  Primrose Family ( (Primulaceae)  Perennial, plant 6-15″ tall, leaves 1 to 2″ long, flowers magenta with white base edged with yellow and black bands and a purplish black tip.  Blooms early spring in grassy and shady sites in Western Or & Wa.  Photo:  Rough and Ready Wayside near Cave Junction, Or 4/13/2005  © Marvin Kellar

Hooker’s Indian Pink “Silene hookeri”

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Hooker’s Indian Pink “Silene hookeri” Pink Family (Caryophyllacea). Perennial, 2-8″ in tall, flowers pink, red, salmon or white. Found West of the Cascade Mts. primarily in the Siskiyous of S.E. OR.  Photo: Jacksonville, OR. 4/23/2003  © Marvin Kellar

Kinnikinnic “Arctostaphylos uva-ursi”

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Kinnikinnic “Arctostaphylos uva-ursi” Heath Family (Ericaceae)  Perrenial, plant approximately 6″ tall forming a mat of shiny evergreen leaves.  Flowers urn shaped and pinkish-white, followed by red berries.  Spring flowering along the coast and in the mountains of Or & Wa.  Photo:  Cape Lookout near Tillamook, Or. 4/02/2008  © Marvin Kellar

Baby Stars “Leptosiphon bicolor”

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Baby Stars “Leptosiphon bicolor” Phlox Family (Polemoniaceae)  Annual, plant 2-6″ tall, leaves narrow divisions,  flowers 3/4″ diameter with purple , yellow or white petals and with yellow throat. Blooms on the west side of the Cascades in damp areas.  Photo:  Rough and Ready Wayside near Cave Junction in S.W. Or 4/28/2007  © Marvin Kellar

Field Chickweed “Cerastium arvense”

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Field Chickweed “Cerastium arvense” Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae).  Perennial, plant 6-18″ tall, flowers white with five deeply lobed petals and approx. 1/2″ in diameter .  Blooms in meadows and on rocky outcrops in Or. & Wa. in Spring & Summer.  Photo:  Rough and Ready Wayside near Cave Junction, Or  4/28/2007  © Marvin Kellar