Archive for January, 2015

Henderson’s Fawn Lily “Erythronium hendersonii”

Thursday, January 29th, 2015


Henderson’s Fawn Lily “Erythronium hendersonii” Lily Family (Liliaceae).  Perennial, corm, plant 6-12″ tall, basal leaves mottled with brown and white, flowers 1-4 with pale lavender petals,.  Mid-spring in meadows and mixed woods in the Siskiyous of S.W. Or.  Photo:  Upper Table Rock near Medford, Or. 3/21/09

Common Western Monkeyflower with Crab Spider” waiting for the unwary.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


Common Western Monkeyflower “Mimulus guttatus” Snapdragon Family (Scrophulariaceae).  Both perinneal and annual, plant 3-18″ tall, 1″ yellow flowers with red dots in the throat area,   Truly ubiquitous though quite variable in form, grows in wet areas in Spring & Summer.  Photo:  Mt Hood, OR  8/03/2004

Glistening Inkcap “Coprinellus micaceus”

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


Glistening Inkcap  “Coprinellus micaceus” (formerly “Coprinus micaceus”)  Cap yellowish brown to 2″ across, stalk to 4.5″ tall, spore print brown to black, oval to bell-shaped with minute glistening particles but eventually convex.  Photo:  Near Rainier, Or. 12/10/2008

Coast Silk Tassel “Garrya-elliptica”

Sunday, January 25th, 2015


Coast Silk Tassel “Garrya-elliptica” Silk-Tassel Family (Garryaceae)  Perennial, shrub up to 20′ tall, evergreen leaves are leathery and dark green, male plants have 6″ catkins, female plants have 4″ catkins and produce dark purple berry-like fruits.  Blooms early spring in the hills of S.W. Oregon. Photo:  Elk Rock, the Garden of the Bishop’s Close, 11800 SW Military Lane, Portland, OR  1/10/2010

Satyr Anglewing and Annual False Dandelion

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015


Satyr Anglewing, Wingspan 2 inches, feasting on an Annual False Dandelion  “Agoseris heterophylla” Sunflower Family (Asteraceae).  Photo:  Big Summit Prairie near Prineville, Or. 6/16/2008

Oregon Fawn Lily “Erythronium oregonum”

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

2008-04-07 - Version 2Oregon Fawn Lily “Erythronium oregonum” Lily Family (Liliaceae).  Perennial, corm, plant 8-16″ tall, leaves mottled, flowers white 1-1.5″ wide.  Midspring in meadows and lightly forested areas of the valleys in Western Or. & Wa.  Photo:  Salem, Or. 3/29/06


Flounder Fishing

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Heading out to fish for early morning flounder fishing in Tillamook Bay at Rockaway, Or   Photo 3/14/2008boat1-480x366 - Version 2

Red Larkspur “Delphinium nudicaule”

Monday, January 19th, 2015

2008-03-17 - Version 2Red Larkspur “Delphinium nudicaule” Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae). Perennial, plant 1-3′ tall, flowers red to orange red, rocky slopes in the Siskiyou Mts of S.W. Or.   Photo: Along the Rogue River west of Grants Pass, Or. 4/14/05


Fetid Adder’s Tongue “Scoliopus hallii”

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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Fetid Adder’s Tongue “Scoliopus hallii”, Lily family (Liliaceae). Perennial, plant 2-5″ tall, flowers approx 1/2″ diameter, sepals yellow and mottled purple, narrow upright petals, early spring in deep shaded woods west of the Cascade Mts.  The bright yellow is pollen in an anther that has split open. Photo: Wilson River Hwy near Tillamook, OR 3/13/2009

Cusicks Monkeyflower “Mimulus cusickii”

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015


Cusick’s Monkeyflower “Mimulus cusickii” Snapdragon Family (Scrophulariaceae) Annual, plant 2-10″ tall, flowers pink to magenta with yellow guides in the throat.  Blooms early summer in sandy soil in Eastern Oregon.  Photo:  Post-Izee Hwy. East of Prineville, OR. 7/17/2007