Archive for July, 2013

Farewell-to-spring “Clarkia amoena”

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013


Farewell-to-spring “Clarkia amoena” Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae).  Annual, Plant 8-24″ tall, cup shaped violet or rose-lavender 1-1.5″ flower my have red spots.  Blooms in early summer in meadows and along roadsides in Western OR & WA.  Photo:  Along the Clackamas River near Estacada, Or. 7/16/2008

Pacific Clarkia “Clarkia amoena

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

2007-11-29Pacific Clarkia “Clarkia amoena subspecies caurina” Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae). Annual, 6-18″ tall, flowers cup shaped, pale pink to magenta, blooms late spring to early summer. Cascade Mts. to the Coast and in the Columbia River Gorge.  Photo: Saddle Mt. near Seaside, OR. 6/19/2005

Mountain Onion “Allium crenulatum”

Monday, July 29th, 2013


Mountain Onion “Allium crenulatum” Lily Family (Liliaceae).  Perennial, bulb, plant 3-8″ tall and the flowers are white to pink.  There are 35 species listed for OR.  Cascade Mts to the Coast and several areas in Eastern OR and WA.  Photo: Saddle Mt. near Seaside, OR. 5/29/2007


Giant-Headed Clover “Trifolium macrocephalum”

Sunday, July 28th, 2013


Giant-Headed Clover “Trifolium macrocephalum”.  Pea Family (Fabaceae) Perennial, plant 3-8″ tall, flower heads 2 to 3″ in diameter and white to lavender.  Blooms in late spring in the rocky soils east of the Cascade Mountains.  This our largest and prettiest clover.  Photo: In the foothills west of the Alvord Desert 5/29/2010

Forktooth Ookow “Dichelostemma congestum”

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Forktooth Ookow “Dichelostemma congestum” Lily Family (Lilliaceae) Perennial, scaly bulb, plant 1-3′ tall, flowers are various shades of purple and there are three small lavender tooth-like projections near the base of the petals.  Blooms mid-summer in the grasslands of the Willamette Valley in OR and into WA.  Photo:  Dead Indian Road east of Ashland, OR 7/09/2011


California Trumpet “Epilobium canum subsp. latifoliium”

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


California Trumpet “Epilobium canum subsp. latifolium” Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae)  Perennial, plant 6-36″ tall, leaves grayish-green turning to red, flowers orange-red trumpet shaped and 1 to 1.5″ long, blooms in late summer and fall in rocky areas in the mountains of S. E. Oregon.  Photo:  Near Baby Foot Lake North of Selma, Or.  Top photos 9/05/2010 and lower photo 10/08/2009

Lyall’s Mariposa “Calochortus lyallii”

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
















Lyall’s Mariposa “Calochortus lyallii” Lily Family (Llilliaceae) Perennial, edible bulb, plant 6- 10″ tall, flowers multiple and white to lavender, petals hairy along lower margins with purple crescent at base.  Blooms early summer in prairies and forests of central WA,  Photo: Chiwaukum Creek near Leavenworth, WA 7/09/2012.

Tall Annual Willow Herb “Epilobium brachycarpum”

Monday, July 22nd, 2013




















Tall Annual Willow Herb “Epilobium brachycarpum” Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae).  Annual, plant 1-3 feet tall, four petals white to pink and lobed. Blooms July to September in dry grasslands and along roadsides throughout OR  and WA.   Photo: Columbia Hills State Park, WA  in the Columbia River Gorge 9/18/2009

Ground Cherry “Physalis longfolia”

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Ground Cherry “Physalis longfolia” Nightshade Family (Solanaceae) Annual or perennial, Plant 1 to 1.5 feet tall,lower leaves 2 to 3.5 inches long, yellow flowers with five petals, fruit is a 0.5 inch yellow berry contained in a brown husk.  Found along the eastern border of OR and range extends to Eastern U.S.  Photo:  Near Imnaha, OR 6/29/2013     _MG_5686

Indian Warrior “Pedicularis densiflora”

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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Indian Warrior “Pedicularis densiflora”  Snap Dragon Family (Scrophulariaceae)   Perennial, plant 6-24″ tall, basal leaves are fern-like, purplish red flowers (sometimes yellow) clustered along an axis. Blooms in mid-spring in wooded areas in southwestern Oregon.  Photo: Near Murphy, OR in southwestern OR.