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Some Wildflowers (and fungi) of the Pacific Northwest

August 9, 2011, 9:16

Traveling back out to the site of the lovely Drosera rotundifolia patch last Saturday gave another opportunity to snap some photos of Oregon’s beautiful flora. Here’s what we saw:

Clintonia uniflora, or Queen's cup lily, produces one blue berry-like fruit that gives the plant its other common name: the blue-bead lily.

A Lilium washingtonianum, or Cascade lily, shows off its anthers

A Lupinus polyphyllus, or Large-leaved lupine, from the pea family

Spirea densiflora, or Subalpine spirea, a variety of Hardhack

A single Hypopitys monotropa, or Pinesap. Breaking down the scientific name of pinesap into its Latin roots helps explain what it is - "Hypopitys" becomes hypos (beneath) and pitys (trees), and "monotropa" uses the root word mono, or one. Pinesap: a plant that grows beneath trees and has flowers that all face one way.

A pretty, but unknown species

Platanthera dilatata, or White bog orchid

Coral mushroom

A small conk on a rotting log

2 Comments leave one →
  1. jama4u2 permalink
    August 10, 2011, 5:51 5:51 pm

    These pictures are amazing! You should submit them for publication.

    • August 11, 2011, 5:23 5:23 am

      Thank you for your kind words :) Did you have one in particular that you liked best?

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