Archive for August, 2011
Long Bearded Mariposa Lily “Calochortus longebarbatus” Lily Family (Liliaceae). Perennial, bulb, plant 8-12″ tall, flowers light lilac with long curly hairs, 1.5 to 2″: diameter. Blooms June & July in dry meadows in a limited area in Central OR. Top Photos in Big Summit Meadow near Prineville, Or. 7/11/2011 and Bottom Photo 6/26/2007
American White Pelican “Pelecanus erythrorhynchos” Length 5′, wingspan 9′ and weight 16 pounds. Black feathers on the wing tips are quite prominent during flight. Pelicans work as a group to herd small fish together which result in more efficient feeding. Upper Photo: Ochoco Reservoir near Prineville, OR 7/11/2011 Middle Photo Ochoco Reservoir 6/13/2011 amd Bottom Photo: Riley, OR 7/06/2009
Alva Day’s Pincushion “Navarretia sinistra” Phlox Family (Polemoniacea) Annual, plant 6-30″ tall, leaves somewhat linear, flowers bright pink with yellow tube and blue pollen. Booms summer in rocky soil in Eastern Oregon. Photo: Strawberry Mt east of Seneca, OR 6/20/2009
This is probably an “Edith’s Copper” on a daisy, wingspan 1-1.5″. Photo: Cascade Mountains East of Salem, OR 8/18/2008
Columbia Lily “Lilium columbianum” Lily Family “Liliaceae” Perennial, scaly bulb, plant 2-4′ tall, flowers numerous with orange petals and magenta spots, Blooms in summer in meadows and along roadsides in Western OR & WA. Photo: Near Estacada, OR. 6/29/2006.
Blue Headed Gilia “Gilia capitata” Phlox Family (Polemoniaceae). Annual or perennial, plant 8-30″ tall, flowers blue, purple or white in a compact ball. Early Spring in open areas in throughout Or. & Western Wa. Top Photo: Dead Indian Road east of Ashland, OR 7/09/2011. Bottom Photo: Clackamas River near Estacada, OR 6/04/07