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
A small conk on a rotting log