Wildflower Walk to Grizzly Peak and Hidden Falls 7-15-20

Photos by Liz

Rich, Darryl, Sunny, Sabin, Mary and I headed up to Grizzly Peak Wednesday this past week in search of blooming Tower delphiniums.  We saw a few, but the vast majority were not quite in bloom.  Pretty darn close though, so don't wait too long with these hot days.  We were not disappointed however, because there was LOTS of flowers to keep us busy, including a personal favorite, which Sunny dubbed "Witch's Hat Wild Ginger."  Once you see them, you'll know why. But, you've got to get down on all fours and search under the shiny heart-shaped leaves for the maroon flowers, which are pollinated by slugs!

We headed back down after spying the wild ginger and drove down Shale City Road to the turn-off to (Francie's) Hidden Falls trail, which was nice and green and also full of flowers.  We had lunch at the falls overlook and then headed home.

Next week will be the final Wednesday Wildflower Walk for the season.   We'll end it on a high note with the always rewarding "Garden Bowl" walk along the PCT to Grouse Gap.  You can look forward to more blooming Tower delphiniums as well as the Columbian monkshood, which gives the delphiniums a real run for their money.  Hope to see you then!

Respectfully submitted,
Flower floozy Liz

California corn lily
Columbia windflower
Common yarrow
Cow parsnip
Crown or Elegant brodiea
Diamond clarkia
Fork-tooth ookow
Grand collomia
Inside-out flower
Leafy fleabane
Long-tailed wild ginger*
Nettle-leaf horsemint*
Orange agosteris (not orange hawkweed)
Oregon geranium
Oregon sunshine
Oregon checkermallow/checkerbloom*
Oxeeye daisy (not Shasta daisy, oops)
Phantom orchid
Rosy plectritis/Spring blush

Scouler’s St Johnswort*
Sheep sorrel
Sickletop lousewort
Siskiyou onion
Small-flowered blue-eyed Mary
Sticky cinquefoil
Striped coralroot
Sulfur-flower buckwheat
Tall bugbane*
Toothwort/Milkmaid
Trail plant*
Washington lilly
Western anemone
Western columbine
White tritellia
Wood rose
Wood strawberry – yum!
Yellow salsify

Flowering shrubs:
Blue elderberry
Ocean Spray
Snowberry
Deerbrush ceanothus
Thimbleberry

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Bigelow's sneezeweed_Helenium bigelovii.jpg
Bigelow's sneezeweed_Helenium bigelovii.jpg
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Columbia tiger lilly_Lillium columianum .jpg
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Cow parsnip and Tower delphinium.jpg
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Fivestamen mitrewort_Pectiantia pentandra.jpg
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IMG_4193.jpg
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Long-tailed wild ginger_Asarum caudatum.jpg
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Lupine seed pods.jpg
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Oregon checkerbloom_Sidalcea oregana.jpg
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Oregon checkerboom early stage.jpg
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Self-heal_Prunella vulgaris.jpg
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Sticky cinquefoil with pods.jpg
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Tall bugbane-Cimicifuga elata.jpg
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Tower delphinium_Delphinium gluacum .jpg
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Twinflower_Linnaea borealis.jpg