Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Piperia unalascensis

There are five Piperia species in Washington and this species, the Alaskan Piperia, is the least attractive of them all.  It has very small green flowers, 3-4 mm, though on a stem that is quite tall and which can hold as many as 80 flowers.  While very common in other areas of the Pacific Northwest we do not see it that often here in Washington.

June 23
(Eastern Washington)

July 10
(Canadian Rockies)

July 25
(Olympic Mountains)

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