Monday, June 27, 2011

Northwestern Twayblade, Listera caurina

Very similar to my June 3, 2009 posting of Heartleaf Twayblade, the small number of this uncommon plant on Spotted Dear Mountain will undoubtedly be uprooted/destroyed by logging operations scheduled for the near future.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sleepy Catchfly, silene antirrhina

The Catchfly family get its name from sticky hairs that act as flypaper. This annual native was photographed in the Columbia River gorge.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fringe Cup, Tellima grandiflora

A resident of the Columbia River gorge; bugs seem to really like this one!

A different plant with more colorful petals

 Here is a closeup of a Fringe Cup taken at the West Linn, OR Camassia Preserve