Last week I took a hike up Silver Star Mountain, and near the summit the Bear-grass was putting on quite a display.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Growing along the trail on the way to the summit of Silver Star Mountain in SW Washington, these low-growing flowers are similar to the more common Hardhack, Spiraea douglasii, whose flowers have a more cone shaped overall appearance as opposed to the Subalpine Spiraea that has a more flat-topped overall appearance.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Growing near a creek on our property, this native perennial has interesting seeds. Immature seeds are visible in the first photo even while the flowers are blooming. The second picture shows more mature seeds and hopefully later in the season I can photograph fully mature seeds that taste somewhat like licorice.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
I found this native perennial growing adjacent to a logging road on Bells Mountain in SW Washington. It was very challenging to photograph as the flower was on the end of a long almost horizontal stem and very slight air movement would keep it in motion.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This member of the Lily family was found growing on Bells Mountain in SW Washington. Plants that receive some direct sunlight seemed to have their leaves and flowers quite close to the ground. Plants in deep shade had their flowers on long stalks as the second picture shows.