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Saturday, March 26, 2016
Rare wildflowers in Oregon
A Calypso orchid grows on a damp forested hillside in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The Calypso orchid, also known as the fairy slipper or Venus's slipper, has a circumpolar range from the northern United States and Canada to northern Europe, China, Russia, and Japan. In many areas they are considered rare and endangered.
A trillium grows on a heavily forested hillside near the Umpqua River in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, March 26, 2016. In many areas trilliums are considered a rare and even endangered plant species.