Monthly Archives: August 2010

Alpine Collomia

Collomia debilis POLEMONIACEAE, The Phlox family This plant has already been featured as plant of the day, but I am so taken by it that I must write about it again. The resilience and persistence of these tiny plants growing … Continue reading

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White Rhododendron

Rhododendron albiflorum ERICACEAE, The Heather family Along the Pacific Crest Trail and other paths in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, these deciduous rhoddies were in full bloom. The small bell-shaped flowers reminded me of some of … Continue reading

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Alpine Violet

Viola sp. VIOLACEAE, The Violet family These tiny violets were growing in the meadow near our campsite in Snowgrass flats, Goat Rocks Wilderness.

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Maroon sweet pea

Lathyrus odorata FABACEAE, The Pea family For several months the sparrows have been nipping the tops of the sweet pea vines before they have a chance to do anything. Finally the plants achieved some critical mass or the birdies found … Continue reading

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