Big headed Clover
FABACEAE, The Pea family
A 7 1/2 mile hike up Hamilton Mountain has temporarily almost sated my botanizing urges. Armed with my new book, WILDFLOWERS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE: A COMPREHENSIVE FIELD GUIDE by Russ Jolley, and accompanied by Michael, Jen and Garth, I saw many new-to-me species, plus some orchids which didn’t really impress anyone. I wanted to see Douglasia or some other gorge endemics, but didn’t find any. The Chocolate lilies were out in full force, in greater numbers than at Dog Mountain even. The pinnacles area near the top of Hamilton is really neat, covered with blooming phlox, more apifers than I could sort out, and amazing views. That was where Jen spotted this neat clover.