Mt. Ashland Wildflower Bowl 7-16-21

Photos by Kay

What a fabulous day on Mt Ashland for serious wildflower geeks.  The flowers kept growing, from thigh-high, to shoulder-high to high above us as we traveled along the PCT towards Grouse Gap.  Of course we never got near the place with so many flowers to keep us busy taking pictures, peering into their private parts and discussing their identification. This wildflower walk never fails to top the list of the season with good reason.

Here's what we saw:

Alice’s fleabane
American bistort
American sawwort
Arrowleaf ragwort
Bigalow’s sneezeweed
Bolander’s madia
California California corn lily
Columbian leopard/tiger lily
Columbian monkshood
Common yarrow
Cow parsnip
Few-flowered bog orchid
Fireweed
Grand collomia
Intermediate dogbane
Large boykinia
Lyall’s angelica
Mountain coyote mint/monardia
Naked stem hawksbeard
Nettle-leaf giant hyssop (not horsemint)
One-seeded pussypaws
Orange agosteris
Oregon sunshine

Plumed Soloman’s seal
Oregon checkermallow
Ranger’s buttons
Rosy pussypaws
Seep monkeyflower/mimulus
Scouler’s wollyweed
Silverleaf phacelia
Siskiyou mountain or toothed owl’s clover
Siskiyou penstemon
Scarlet gilia
St Johnswort
Sheep sorrel
Sulfur-flower buckwheat
Tower delphinium
Wavy-leaf Indian paintbrush Western columbine
Western mountain aster
Western wallflower
White plectritis

Flowering shrubs:
Blue elderberry
Snowberry
Thimbleberry

Respectfully submitted,
Your flower floozy Liz 

Ashland Hiking Home

American bistort_Bistorta bistortoides.jpg
American bistort_Bistorta bistortoides.jpg
Arrowleaf groundsel_Senecio triangularis.jpg
Arrowleaf groundsel_Senecio triangularis.jpg
Bigalow's sneezeweed_Helenium bigelovii.jpg
Bigalow's sneezeweed_Helenium bigelovii.jpg
Columbian monkshood_Aconitum columbianum.jpg
Columbian monkshood_Aconitum columbianum.jpg
Corn lillies and Fireweek on the upward slope.jpg
Corn lillies and Fireweek on the upward slope.jpg
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Few-flowered bog orchid_Platanthera sparsiflora.jpg
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Intermediate dogbane_Apocynum X floribundum.jpg
Intermediate dogbane_Apocynum X floribundum.jpg
Large boykinia_Boykinia major.jpg
Large boykinia_Boykinia major.jpg
Leopard lily_Lilium pardalinum.jpg
Leopard lily_Lilium pardalinum.jpg
Nettle-leaf giant hyssop_Agastache urticifolia.jpg
Nettle-leaf giant hyssop_Agastache urticifolia.jpg
Ranger's buttons_Angelica capitellata.jpg
Ranger's buttons_Angelica capitellata.jpg
Richardson's geranium_Geranium richardsonii.jpg
Richardson's geranium_Geranium richardsonii.jpg
Thimbleberry_Rufus pariflorus.jpg
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