Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Oregon Mariposa Lily, Calochortus tolmiei

On display at the 2015 Glide, Oregon Wildflower Show.

Common Fiddleneck, Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia

Glide, Oregon Wildflower Show specimen.

Eastern Solomon Seal, Polygonatum biflorum

 Another flower on display at the 2015 Glide, Oregon Wildflower show.

Henderson's Brodiaea, Triteleis hendersonii

This unusually colored flower was on display at the 2015 Glide, Oregon Wildflower show.

Whipplevine, Whipplea modesta

This flower was found growing near the Umpqua River, East of Glide, Oregon.  The plant has trailing stems and is a perennial native.

Goldthread, Coptis laciniata

While participating in a Wildflower Walk sponsored by the Glide, Oregon Wildflower Show we happened upon many examples of this low-growing native.  Unfortunately it was too late in the season to see the flowers- all that was visible were these whorls of green seedpods.

Morel mushroom, Morchella deliciosa

Growing along the Umpqua river, East of Glide, Oregon, this tasty mushroom was growing right on a heavily used trail; No, I didn't pick it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fairyslipper, Calypso bulbosa

This delicate, low-growing Orchid was found growing in the Columbia River Gorge, East of Stevenson, Washington.  It has a single green leaf that lies flat against the forest floor,

Closer to home, here are a couple examples that were found growing near Spotted Deer Mountain in SW Washington.