Among the blooms we saw are columbine, bleeding hearts, vanilla leaf, twin fairy bells, camus, larkspur, balsamroot, mariposa lily (or cat's ears lily), Indian paintbrush, yellow-leafed iris, chocolate lily, Oregon sunshine, bunchberry
, stonecrop, pink plectritis, starry Solomon's seal, to name a few.
The name bunchberry
derives from the plant's "bunches" of red fruit.
Below me, a wild garden of ferns and bunchberry
and bead lily spreads in the moss.
occidentalis), cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus), bunchberry
(Cornus unalaschensis), sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), Arctic (northern or American) starflower (Trientalis borealis), blueberry (Vaccinium ovalifolium, V.
Then, the insect carries the pollen to other bunchberry
flowers--an important step in keeping the plant species alive and blooming.
The fastest flower in the west, or anywhere else, is a woodland wildflower of North America called bunchberry
dogwood, says a research team with a really fast camera.
Faster than a Venus Flytrap snapping shut, the bunchberry
dogwood's acceleration is about 800 times the force astronauts go through on take-off.
Among the best of the deciduous varieties is bunchberry
(Cornus canadensis), with its bright white bracts and red fruits.
Ground covers (all perennial) Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) Kennickinnick (Arctostaphylos uni-ursa) Irish moss (Arenaria verna) Bunchberry
(Cornus canadensis) Blue fescue (Fastuva ovina glauca) Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Lydia broom (Genista lydia) Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) -- Shaded areas only.