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
Archive for July, 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” 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. 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” 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” 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” 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
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.