Wildflower Report for Cape Horn

LocationCape Horn
ReporterGreg Lief
Web sitehttp://LiefPhotos.com
CommentsPROFUSE amounts of Candyflower (Claytonia sibirica), Poison Larkspur (Delphinium trolliifolium), Pacific Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum tenuipes), False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum), Fairy Lanterns (Disporum smithii), Piggy-back Plant (Tolmiea menziesii), Fringecup (Tellima grandiflora), Pacific Starflower (Trientalis borealis ssp. latifolia), and Starry Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum stellatum).

Also blooming are: Western Sweet Cicely (Osmorhiza occidentalis), Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata), Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis), Inside-Out Flower (Vancouveria hexandra), Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), False Lily of the Valley (Maianthemum dilatatum), Trailing Blackberry (Rubus ursinus), Big-Leaf Sandwort (Moehringia macrophylla), Wood Violet (Viola glabella), Leafy Mitrewort (Mitella caulescens), Bigroot (Marah oreganus), Fairy Bells (Disporum hookeri), Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra), and Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana).

Blooming at the higher elevation viewpoints: Harsh Paintbrush (Castilleja hispida), Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia), Common Camas (Camassia quamash), Pussytoes (Antennaria sp.), Woods Strawberry (Fragaria vesca), Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense), Nine Leaf Desert Parsley (Lomatium triternatum), and Meadow Nemophila (Nemophila parviflora).

Seen along the trail below SR-14: Mission Bells (Fritillaria affinis), Vanillaleaf (Achlys triphylla), Small-Flowered Blue-Eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora), one isolated group of Mountainbells (Stenanthium occidentale), and lots of Chickweed Monkeyflower (Mimulus alsinoides) at the waterfall.

There is a lot of Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa) and Small-Flowered Tiger Lily (Lilium columbianum) on the way during the next several weeks.


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