Wildflowers and insects are inseparable.
Pink rhododendron bloom in the forests of Mount Hood in Oregon.
Pink monkeyflower and yellow aster bloom in a meadow fed by a spring in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.
One of my favorite flowers of the subalpine zone in the Cascades is blue gentian, here at Mount Rainier, Washington.
My favorite flower of the dry steppe region of the Pacific Northwest is the always solo and always beautiful mariposa lily.
Let’s not forget tropical flowers. This one I found attended by red ants in a Thailand forest.
Wonderful lupine and balsamroot decorate this hillside in the eastern Columbia Gorge of Oregon. Note the moon peaking through.
Speaking of the eastern Gorge, this is its most famous flower, the arrowleaf balsamroot.
Not all flowers are colorful. This one is the pasqueflower, which immediately goes to a “wild hair” seed head after blooming.
The deep forest of the Pacific Northwest hides wonders like these fairy bells, lit by a shaft of sunlight.
The glorious indian paintbrush is a common wildflower of mountains in the American West.
Flowers bloom in profusion in the aptly named Paradise meadows of Mount Rainier.
A summer flower around these parts that is particularly eye-catching, the tiger lily.
A welcome import to Oregon, the California poppy, likes roadsides.
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