Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kinnikinnick, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Dried Kinnickinnick leaves were used in smoking mixtures by native Americans. Pink flowers in early Summer

give way to what look like miniature apples:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bull Thistle, Cirsium vulgare

Immature flower:

Armed with spikes, this plant is one to be avoided when hiking.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tiger Lily, Lilium columbianum

I couldn't resist posting another picture of this beautiful flower.

Everlasting Pea, Lathyrus latifolius

This non-native member of the Pea family was found growing along the Trask River in NW Oregon.