Category Archives: Wildflowers

Davis’ Knotweed

Davis’ knotweed (Aconogonon davisiae) grows amid talus or on rocky sites where snow accumulates between 5,000 and 10,000 feet in Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho. Leonard and I found these Davis’ knotweed plants in August near the Lassen Peak Trailhead … Continue reading

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Pestle Lomatium

Pestle lomatium (Lomatium nudicaule) was used by Native Americans and until the 1800s in medicine to treat consumption (tuberculosis). Hence another of its colloquial names, Indian consumption plant. Seeds from this member of the Carrot Family (Apiaceae) also were chewed … Continue reading

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Rayless Shaggy Fleabane

Rayless shaggy fleabane (Erigeron aphanactis) is a member of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae). It is unusual because even though it’s flower head has both ray and disk flowers, the ray flowers have no rays. It is not ray-flower less, it … Continue reading

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White Pussypaws

Pussypaws (also called Mount Hood Pussypaws) formerly was placed in the Purselane Family (Portulacaceae) and is now in the Miner’s Lettuce Family (Montiaceae). To add to the confusion (as I mentioned in my 08-01-12 “Pussypaws” post), this native perennial has … Continue reading

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Tall Woolly Buckwheat

Tall woolly buckwheat is common name for Eriogonum elatum. Tall buckwheat, tall wild buckwheat, and rush buckwheat are other names for this member of the Buckwheat Family (Polygonaceae). This perennial native grows on open sagebrush flats in sandy to gravelly … Continue reading

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