Archive for September, 2010

California Coneflower “Rudbeckia glaucescens”

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


California Coneflower “Rudbeckia glaucescens”  Sunflower Family (Asteraceae).  Perennial, plan 2-4″ tall with basal leaves, flowers heads have 8-20 yellow ray flowers that surround a 1″ thimble shaped array of yellow-green disk flowers.  Blooms in late summer in moist areas in S.E. OR.  Photo:  Eight Dollar Road north of Selma, OR.  Upper Photo 9/7/2010 © Marvin Kellar,   Lower Photo 10/08/2009  © Marvin Kellar

California Sister “Adelphia bredowii”

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

California Sister “Adelphia bredowii”   Wingspan appprox 2.5″  Similar to the Lorquin’s Admiral but the yellow patches do not extend to the apex of the wing.  Range in Oregon common in the Siskiyous and extending into the Willamette Valley.  Photo:  Eight Dollar Road near Selma, OR 9/05/2010 © Marvin Kellar

Partridgefoot “Luetkea pectinata”

Monday, September 27th, 2010
Partridgefoot “Luetkea pectinata”  Rose Family ” (Rosaceae).  Perennial, plant 4-6″ tall forming dense mats, flowers small and white with approx. 20 stamens.  Blooms in summer at higher elevations in the Cascade Mts. of OR & WA and in the Olympic Mts. of WA.  Photo:  Mt Rainier, WA  7/27/2006  © Marvin Kellar

Tall Bugbane “Cimicifuga elata”

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Tall Bugbane “Cimicifuga elata” Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae) Perennial, plant 3-6′ tall, leaves maple like, flowers in panicles with showy white stamens and inconspicuous petals.  Blooms summer in shady forests of western OR & WA.  Photo:  Grizzly Peak near Ashland, OR  9/06/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Western Baneberry “Actaea rubra”

Monday, September 20th, 2010


Western Baneberry “Actaea rubra” Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae).  Perennial plant 1-3′ tall, lower leaves maple like with smaller leaves up above, white flowers with inconspicuous petals and many showy stamens, berries are red (occasionally white) and poisonous.  Blooms in early summer in moist woods throughout OR & WA.  Flower photo: Iron Mt. near Sweet Home, OR  6/18/2007 © Marvin Kellar  Berry photo: Grizzly Peak near Ashland, OR  9/06/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Scouler’s Bluebell “Campanula scouleri”

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Scouler’s Bluebell “Campanula scouleri” Bellflower Family (Campanulaceae). Perennial, plant 4-15″ tall, pale blue or white flowers 1/2″ long, blooms from July and August.  Cascade Mts. to the Coast in Or. & Wa.  Upper photo: Grizzly Peak near Ashland, OR 9/06/2010  © Marvin Kellar  Lower photo:  Cone Peak near Sweet Home, OR 8/28/2007 © Marvin Kellar

Showy Tarweed “Madia elegans”

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Showy Tarweed “Madia elegans” Sunflower Family (Asteraceae) Annual, plant 6-30″ tall and aromatic, leaves hairy, flowers Ray flowers bright yellow often red at the base,  Blooms late summer in grassy areas in OR & WA.  Photo:  Upper Table Rock near Medford, OR 9/04/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Callippe Fritillary “Speyeria callippe”

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Callippe Fritillary “Speyeria callippe”  Wingspan 2-2.5″, Fritillaries are difficult to identify but I think this is probably a Callipe nectaring on Coyote Mint “Monardella odoratissima”.  Photo:  Siskiyou Crest west of Ashland, OR 9/05/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Turtlehead “Nothochelone nemorosa”

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Turtlehead “Nothochelone nemorosa”, Snapdragon Family (Scrophulariaceae). Perennial, Plant 1-3′ tall, flowers pink or magenta, floral tube 1-1.5″ long, moist woods or rocky places at mid to high elevations, Cascade & Olympic Mtns. in Wa. and Cascade, Coastal, Blue & Siskiyou Mtns. in Or. Very closely related to the penstemons.  Photo: Siskiyou Crest west of Ashland, OR 9/05/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Variegated Meadowhawk “Sympetrum corruptum”

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Variegated Meadowhawk “Sympetrum corruptum”  Length approx 1.5″, hind wing approx 1.25″  This is probably a young male.  Range;  throughout the United States.  Photo:  Near the parking lot of Upper Table Rock at Medford, OR 9/03/2010  © Marvin Kellar