Spring Wild Flowers
Wild Flower Photography
Oregon is home to a colorful assortment of
wildflowers. Look carefully and you'll find everything from tough, cheery
dandelions to dainty calypso orchids, from insect-eating pitcher plants to
Bring your camers to record your findings as you hike up the
trail from the Lodge.
Oregon Grape ~ Mahonia aquifolium
The Lewis and Clark
Expedition into the Northwest Territory is credited with bringing the Oregon
Grape to the East where it has been grown and appreciated as an ornamental
flower ever since. The Oregon Grapes lustrous, dark green, leathery
leaves, pyramidal spikes of bright yellow flowers, and light blue grapelike
fruits in early summer, make it effective for use in many garden situations.
The Oregon Grape (or holly grape as it is also called) was used by the Indians
and early and early pioneers as food, medicine, and drink.
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Bill & Madelein Provost
Mill Valley, CA