Category Archives: Wildflowers

Columbian Windflower

Columbian windflowers (Anemone deltoidea) were growing prolifically in May along the South Fork Trail at Prairie Creek National/State Redwood Park in Northwest California. A member of the Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae), Columbian windflowers are native perennials found in California, Oregon and … Continue reading

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Yerba de Selva

Yerba de selva means “herb of the forest” in Spanish and is an appropriate common name for a plant that prefers shaded places in the forested Coast Ranges from Monterey California to Washington State. A native perennial, yerba de selva … Continue reading

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Tomcat Clover

Tomcat clover (Trifolium willdenovii) is an annual native that grows in disturbed, generally spring-moist, heavy soils and occasionally in serpentine soil. This member of the Pea Family (Fabaceae) can be found in the Pacific Coast States, British Columbia, Idaho and … Continue reading

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Dune Tansy

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False Lily of the Valley

The genus name Maianthemum comes from the Greek words maios/May and anthemon/blossom and refers to the month this species flowers. True to its genus name, Leonard and I found these false lily of the valley (Maianthemum dilatatum) blooming in May … Continue reading

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