Tag Archives: Wildflower

Radish Flowers

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While at a pumpkin patch this weekend in Vancouver, Washington, I couldn’t help but notice several types of similar flowers growing throughout the fields. I took a couple quick photos, but the wind and rain prevented me from taking any … Continue reading

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Fairy Lanterns, the Hidden Flowers

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Also known as Smith’s fairy bells, fairy lanterns (Prosartes smithii) are native to the deep moist wooded areas of western North America. Leathery oval leaves ending in a point, grow from upright stems with wide spreading branches. I have noticed … Continue reading

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Himalayan Impatiens, a plant of many aliases

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It took me a great deal of searching to identify this plant. I finally discovered it is Impatiens gladulifera, but I found over a dozen common names including Indian touch-me-not, ornamental jewelweed and policeman’s helmet. These wildflowers were nestled among … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Ghost Plant

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While hiking an Oregon coast trail last week, I came upon a very strange patch of flowering plants. The stems, leaves and flowers were all an odd translucent white, and the flowers were pointed downward, as if wilted. Luckily I … Continue reading

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