Archive for November, 2013
Narrow-leaf Skullcap “Scutellaria angustifolia” Mint Family (Lamiaceae), Perennial, plant 4-12″ tall, flowers blue with tubular crest on the upper lip, dry plains and foothills east of the of the Cascades Mts. Photo: Big Summit Meadow East of Prineville , OR 6/26/2007
This is a trail behind Shellberg Falls just west of Salem. The cave was created by the action of waves before the Coast Range was formed. A layer of overhanging basalt has protected the underlying beach sand from further erosion. The Silver Creek Falls were formed in similar fashion. Notice the small bench along the trail just to the right of center. Photo: Near Mehama, OR 9/16/2007.