Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fritillaria lanceolata

A chocolate lily, aka rice-root, (Fritillaria lanceolata),  above, from a human's typical perspective. Same species, below, seen from a low-flying or crawling pollinator's view. There are an impressive show of these flowers right now, mid-May, at Gaddis Park in White Salmon. (Photos by Dan Richardson.)

Sagebrush violet

Viola vallicola (sagebrush violet) ... or, at least, a viola of some kind!
Photo by Jeanette Burkhardt

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 20 social & Humble Roots presentation

What: Humble Roots presentation & dessert social

When: Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m.

Where: White Salmon Library meeting room

The White Salmon Suksdorfia native plant club will hold a dessert potluck social at the White Salmon Library on Wednesday evening, April 20. Speakers for the evening will be Kristin Currin and Drew Merritt of Humble Roots native plant nursery in Mosier. Besides cultivating native plants and seeds, Kristin and Drew have deep roots in conservation projects around the Gorge - and they're heck of nice people, too.

The event is free and open to the public. So, come on out, bring some goodies to share, and enjoy a lovely evening with fellow flower people.

(Questions? Dan: 509-493-1936, or email: ucdintern at gorge dot net.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Annual Gorge Flower Show : April 17

(Updated April 7...)
Annual Mid-Columbia Wildflower Show. Samples and/or photos of flowers that are currently in-bloom will be identified and their locations specified.  Get a head start on your wildflower hunting, or just come to see everything in one place and to meet fellow native plant enthusiasts. Location: American Legion Hall, 208 Main Street, Mosier. 
NOTE:  There is a small chance that the American Legion Hall will not be available.  
Call 509-493-3572 beginning April 13 for recorded confirmation of the location of the show.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Toothsome Toothwort

Jeanette B., loyal Suksdorfian, noticed the blooming of the oaks toothwort (Cardamine pulcherrima) and captured this lovely photo this week. 

For folks near White Salmon, several of these are recently blooming along the upper trails at Gaddis Park along Jewett Creek.