Plants in the Wild

Last Of The Season's Wildflowers

This just in from the Nature Conservancy's Rob Taylor, who lives in the Wallowa Mountains town of Enterprise, Oregon: the last flower still standing in the Zumwalt Prairie is blue gentian.

bright blue gentian

Behold the bottle gentian, Gentiana affinis, native to prairies and sub-alpine meadows of the American West. photo credit: Rob Taylor, Nature Conservancy hide caption

itoggle caption photo credit: Rob Taylor, Nature Conservancy

Earlier this summer, Rob took me on my first trip into the Zumwalt, where he woks as a field scientist. The region has subsequently stolen my heart. Check out this link to see why.

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