Wildflowers and Wildlife

Indian Thistle

Indian Thistle Cirsium edule, the edible thistle or Indian thistle, is a species of thistle in the genus Cirsium, native to western North America from southeastern Alaska south through British Columbia to Washington and Oregon, and locally inland to Idaho. ...

Columbian Lewisia

Columbian Lewisia is native to the western United States and British Columbia, where it grows in rocky mountain habitat.  ...

Yellow Fritillary

Yellow Fritillary may be found in dryish, loose soil; it is amongst the first plants to flower after the snow melts. ...

Tolmie’s Saxifrage

Tolmie's Saxifrage is a small perennial herb growing in mats of creeping stems lined with thick, fleshy leaves each up to 1.5 centimeters long.  ...

Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray is common in the Pacific Northwest where it is found in both openings and the forest understory at low to moderate elevations. ...

Rein Orchid

Rein Orchid, there is a total of ten species in the genus Piperia, which is named for American botanist Charles V. Piper.  ...

Gray’s Licorice Root

Gray's Licorice Root is native to the western United States from Montana to California, where it grows in moist, mountainous habitat, such as meadows and forest floors. ...

Rosy Twisted Stalk

Rosy Twisted Stalk grows primarily in mixed-wood forests, and throughout a wide range of soil and site conditions, preferring cool, acidic soils. ...

Devil’s Club

Devil's club or devil's walking stick (Oplopanax horridus, Araliaceae; syn. Echinopanax horridus, Fatsia horrida) is a large understory shrub endemic to the arboreal rainforests of the pacific northwest, ...