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Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

One of the most diverse regions of the country, both in climate and vegetation, is the Pacific Northwest. From mountain ranges and valleys to seacoasts and deserts, the vegetation of this area exhibits a great diversity of ecological habitats in response to variations in latitude, proximity to the ocean, rainfall, and temperature from east to west and north to south. Forests west of the Cascades, for instance, are moist coastal rainforests dominated by conifers, while forests east of the Cascades are more like the Rocky Mountains, with a mixture of conifers and deciduous trees. Woodland wildflowers, many of which are unique to this region, abound in the shady forests, while desert and grassland species thrive in the warm, dry conditions of the interior valleys. Coastal areas offer a completely different palette of wildflowers. This collection includes some of the most common wildflowers encountered in various habitats of the Pacific Northwest.

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Aquilegia formosaWestern columbine
Crimson columbine
Scarlet columbine
Red columbine
Balsamorhiza hookeriHooker's balsamroot
Hairy balsamroot
Calochortus elegansElegant mariposa lily
Calochortus luteusYellow mariposa lily
Camassia quamashSmall camas
Common camass
Swamp sego
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifoliumFireweed
Narrow-leaf fireweed
Willow herb
Chimaphila umbellataPipsissewa
Clarkia amoenaFarewell to spring
Farewell-to-spring
Herald-of-summer
Cypripedium montanumMountain lady's slipper
Epipactis giganteaChatterbox Orchid
Giant Hellebore
Stream orchid
Eriophorum angustifoliumTall cottongrass
Erythronium grandiflorumYellow avalanche-lily
Glacier lily
Yellow fawn-lily
Dogtooth violet
Eriophyllum lanatumCommon woolly sunflower
Common woolly-sunflower
Oregon sunshine
Erythronium montanumAvalanche-lily
White avalanche-lily
Eschscholzia californicaCalifornia poppy
California gold poppy
Eurybia integrifoliaThickstem aster
Fritillaria affinisChecker lily
Chocolate Lily
Fritillaria pudicaYellow fritillary
Yellow missionbells
Golden bells
Iris douglasianaDouglas iris
Mountain iris
Western iris
Layia platyglossaCoastal tidytips
Lilium columbianumColumbia lily
Columbian lily
Oregon lily
Wild tiger lily
Lupinus bicolorMiniature lupine
Miniature annual lupine
Pygmy-leaved lupine
Lupinus polyphyllusBigleaf lupine
Blue-pod lupine
Meadow lupine
Bog lupine
Lysichiton americanusAmerican skunkcabbage
Yellow-skunk-cabbage
Swamp lantern
Maianthemum racemosumFeathery false lily of the valley
False Solomon's seal
Feathery false Solomon's seal
False spikenard
Solomon's plume
Smilacina
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