Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Queen Anne's Lace, Daucus carota

This carrot relative has a distinctive, dark red (almost black) central flower. For bonus points, can you spot the well camouflaged spider?

Central flower closeup.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Purple-Leaved Willowherb, Epilobium ciliatum

Tiny flowers on the end of long, slender, developing seed pods.

Flower close-up

Seed dispersal.

This common, native perennial has an affinity for my vegetable garden and is a real nuisance!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Common Chickweed, Stellaria media

Even though this introduction from Europe is considered a weed, the leaves are edible and the flowers have a symmetry that is attractive.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Balsamorhiza sagittata

Common East of the Cascades, this sunflower relative grows in abundance on Kamiak Butte.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Palmate Coltsfoot, Petasites palmatus

This native perennial produces flowering stems that are present before leaves appear.