A little spare time in the late afternoon, a short drive, cool green shade and flowers.
Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja miniata
Kinnikinnik, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Howell’s pussytoes, Antennaria howellii
Woodland Strawberry, Fragaria vesca
Yellow Coralroot, Corallorhiza trifida
This encounter made my day! It was the first time that I’ve encountered this saprophytic orchid. Its greenish tinge suggests that it may be capable of manufacturing at least a part of its food to supplement its normal diet of decaying organic material.
Smallflower Miterwort, Mitella stauropetala
Heart-leaf Arnica, Arnica cordifolia
Early Blue Violet, Viola adunca
Star-flowered Solomon’s-seal, Maianthemum stellatum
Feathery False Lily-of-the-valley, maianthemum racemosum
Western Gromwell, Lithospermum ruderale