Archive for July, 2010

Goat’s Beard “Aruncus dioicus”

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

goats-beard

Goat’s Beard “Aruncus dioicus”  Rose Family (Rosaceae).  Perennial, plant 2-7′ tall with small white flowers in plume like panicles up to 20″ long.  The male and female flowers are usually found on different plants.  Blooms in moist woods in early summer in Western OR & WA.  Photo:  Mt. Rainier, WA 7/25/2008  © Marvin Kellar

Prairie Mallow “Sidalacea neomexicana”

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

oregon-checker-mallow

Prairie Mallow “Sidalacea neomexicana” Mallow Family (Malvaceae),  Perennial, Plant 1-3′ tall, flowers pink to rose approx. and 1/4″ diameter. Blooms in early summer in wet meadows of Eastern Or. Photo:  Hart Mt. in S.E. Or.  7/5/2008  © Marvin Kellar

Common Sunflower “Helianthus annus”

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Common Sunflower “Helianthus annus” Sunflower Family (Asteraceae) Annual, Plant 3-10′ tall, flower heads 3-8″ in diameter, 15 or more yellow ray flowers surrounding a reddish button of disk flowers. Spring & summer in meadows and scrublands of Eastern Or. & Wa.  Also cultivated in many of our gardens.  Photo:  Alvord Desert in S.E. Or.  8/04/2007  © Marvin Kellar