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Columbia Desert Parsley


Columbia Desert Parsley
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/64 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-20 10:45
Viewed: 3488
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Without a question, there is no place like the Gorge, as well as fourteen of its very own wildflowers. What would be a wildflower visit to the Gorge, without a visit to the area’s endemics, wildflower species only found in the Columbia River Gorge and its vicinity.

When Columbia Desert Parsley (Lomatium columbianum) first appears in early March, small flower heads appear above a modest amount of foliage. A week later, the foliage will overtake and submerge the flower heads. By mid-March, only a large mound of lacy green foliage will be visible. By late March, the flowerheads reappear above the foliage.

Because of the wide range of elevation and precipitation in the Gorge, a diverse collection of wildflowers thrives from the temperate rain forest at Oneonta Gorge (average annual precipitation, seventy-five inches) to the grasslands at Celilo (average annual precipitation, twelve inches).

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Hi Lori!
Wonderful shot and the colours are amazing!
Great full-of-life photo!

We're going to have to get together about what photos we're going to post. This is the 2nd day in a row we've posted almost identical photos! We really do share the same brain don't we?

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