Wildflowers at Ebey’s Landing

June 22, 2011

We saw so many wildflowers in bloom on the bluffs at Ebey’s Landing.  (Please comment if you know the names of any of these wildflowers!  Thanks.)

On the bluff at Ebey's Landing overlooking Puget Sound

Wild Nootka roses

9 Responses to “Wildflowers at Ebey’s Landing”

  1. Donna Says:

    4th from bottom looks like bindweed in bloom…3rd from bottom looks like plantain weed in bloom…I would have to look more up once I get home but many of these wildflowers we consider weeds in our gardens…lovely pics


  2. The one after the deep blue is a plantain. Medicinal herb, seen as a ‘weed in lawn’.

    No watercolours this time? Do you ever work from your photos, or only from live material?

    • Rosemary Says:

      Thank you for the identification tips!

      I work both from real samples and from my photos. My problem is finding time to paint. I can’t keep up with everything that’s in bloom!

  3. marta Says:

    Rosemary – I love your blog and watercolors. Wildflowers are our specialty and we love Ebey’s Landing. Did you know you can find cactus on the bluffs?

    Unfortunately – many of these are introduced species or ‘weeds’. But you have made them beautiful. I can not positively identify all. I’ll give you links to the Burke Museum’s field guide on the flowers for the ones I can identify. If you want a good reference guide – check out “Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest” by Mark Turner – http://www.pnwflowers.com/ .

    Blue – Purple salsify – Tragopogon porrifolius
    http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=718

    White – white campion – Silene latifolia
    http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=1228

    Yellow – Yellow Salsify – Tragopogon dubius
    http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=714

    Orange – fiddleneck – Amsinckia menziesii
    http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=766

    Purple – vetch – Vicia Villosa
    http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=4773

    Airy – plantain – Plantago lanceolata
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantago_lanceolata

    Last one maybe miner’s lettuce
    http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=4773

    • Rosemary Says:

      Wow, thanks for so much great information. I looked at your blog. Loved the hostas — and the coincidence since I’ve recently blogged about them, too! Thanks again.

  4. Hallysann Says:

    The flowers are very pretty, I particularly liked the second picture where they’re all stood like an impatient crowd stretching their necks up to see what’s comming next 🙂

  5. garden2day Says:

    So much color from these small flowers!!! Beauty comes in small packages and is not appreciated equally. Thanks for pointing out these beauties!

  6. shoreacres Says:

    We have the plantain here in Texas, and I just found a relative of the Nootka rose in Missouri over the Memorial Day holiday. On that same trip, I found seedheads of the yellow salsify, also in Missouri. They’re like giant — giant! — dandelions. You can see one here.


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