Archive for April, 2011

Wedge-leaved Violet “Viola cunneata”

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Wedge-leaved Violet “Viola cunneata” Violet Family (Violaceae) Perennial, plant 4-8″ tall, flower white with yellow throat, purple streaked on the front, dark purple spots on side petals and streaked with purple on the back.  Blooms in late spring in rocky of S.W. Oregon.  Photo:  Near Selma, OR.  4/13/2005

Varied-leaf Phacelia “Phacelia heterophylla”

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Varied-leaf Phacelia “Phacelia heterophylla” Biennial or perennial, plant 1-3′ tall with stiff hairs, leaves gray green, petals white to lavender, stamens extend beyond petals.  Blooms summer in dry woods and meadows throughout OR & WA.  Photo:  Near Prineville, OR 4/14/2005

Prairie Violet “Viola praemorsa”

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Prairie Violet “Viola praemorsa” Violet Family (Violaceae) Perennial plant 3-6″ tall, leaves oval to egg-shape, flowers yellow with maroon veins on bottom three and the backs of the upper two purple with age.  Blooms spring in meadows and open woods in the mountains areas of OR.  Photo:  Big Summit Prairie near Prineville, OR 6/16/2008.

Dwarf Hesperochiron “Hesperochiron pumilus”

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Dwarf Hesperochiron “Hesperochiron pumilus” Waterleaf Family (Hydropohyllaceae).  Perennial plant 1-4″ tall, flowers white with hairy yellow centers.  Blooms spring in wet meadows in Cascades, Siskiyous & Eastern OR & WA.  Photo: near Prineville, OR 6/16/2008

Chickweed Monkeyflower “Mimulus alsinoides”

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Chickweed Monkeyflower “Mimulus alsinoides”  Snap Dragon Family (Scrophulariaceae).  Annual, plant 2-5″ tall, small bright yellow flowers with reddish blotch on center lobe and smaller dots leading into the throat, moist banks and rocky areas in Western OR & WA.  Photo:  Saddle Mt. near Seaside, OR  5/12/2005

Grass Widow “Olsynium douglasii var douglasii”

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011


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Grass Widow “Olsynium douglasii var douglasii”  Iris Family (Iridaceae).  Perennial, plant 6-12″ tall, flowers generally bright purple-red but occasionally white.  Blooms early spring in meadows throughout  the N.W. except NW OR & SW WA.  Top photo:  Catherine Creek near Lyle, WA. 4/01/2011 and Bottom photo 2/23/2005

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