Archive for March, 2010

Glacier Lily “Erythronium grandiflorum”

Sunday, March 28th, 2010


Glacier Lily “Erythronium grandiflorum” Lily Family (Lilliaceae). Perennial, corm, plant 6-12″ tall, flowers golden yellow, early spring in mid to high elevations throughout Or. & Wa. and the Columbia River Gorge. Flowers in different areas may have white, yellow or dark red anthers. Photo: Rowena Crest near Mosier, Or. in the Columbia River Gorge  4/20/2005  © Marvin Kellar

Henderson’s Fawn Lily “Erythronium hendersonii”

Thursday, March 25th, 2010


Henderson’s Fawn Lily “Erythronium hendersonii” Lily Family (Liliaceae).  Perennial, corm, plant 6-12″ tall, basal leaves mottled with brown and white, flowers 1-4 with pale lavender petals,.  Mid-spring in meadows and mixed woods in the Siskiyous of S.W. Or.  Photo:  Upper Table Rock near Medford, Or. 3/21/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Western Trillium “Trillium ovatum”

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010


Western Trillium “Trillium ovatum”  Lily Family (Liliaceae).  This trillium starts out as a pure white and goes to pink and then maroon.  Note that the ovary in the center of the flower is developing It will eventually split and the seeds will be disbursed by ants.  Photo:  Near Rainier, Or  4/22/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Bell Catchfly “Silene campanulata”

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Bell Catchfly “Silene campanulata” Pink Family (Caroyphyllaceae)  Perennial, plant 6-15″ tall, leaves sessile (without stems), calyx enlarged and tubular, flowers white to greenish and sometimes pink. Blooms summer in wooded areas in S.W. Oregon.  Photo:  Rough and Ready Wayside near Cave Junction in S.E. Or   4/13/2005  © Marvin Kellar