Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Corallorhiza maculata in Derby Canyon

On June 10th, on our way back from Spokane, we stopped at one of our favorite places, Derby Canyon, near Peshastin, Washington.  I went to see if I could find the Western Peony in bloom, but we had missed it once again.

Hiking the trail along the ridge we did find a few spikes of Corallorhiza maculata var. occidentalis, the Western Spotted Coralroot and both of us took pictures, my wife, as is so often the case, getting the better shots (the last two are hers).

As we were leaving, somewhat disappointed at not finding the Peony in bloom, I noticed just along the road several clumps of the mountain Lady's Slipper, and so no longer disappointed, we parked the car once again and spent some additional time photographing them.

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