When I first wandered the forests of southwestern BC in winter, this little plant had me stumped. I perused the field guides looking for a tiny native evergreen shrub with […]
Asarum caudatum goes by many common names: wild ginger, western wild ginger, long-tailed wild ginger or British Columbia wild ginger. Here’s what you need to know. It’s a native plant […]
Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is one of those iconic BC evergreens that one could wax on about for pages. Consider the leaves alone: like many evergreen leaves, they’re reduced in […]
Even in the deepest coldest part of winter, the lush green life of licorice fern burns bright.
Dicentra formosa (Pacific bleeding heart) with its feathery green foliage and heart-shaped flowers is a springtime favourite for many. It also has an interesting relationship with ants. If you were […]
Delphinium nuttallianum, also known as upland larkspur, is a gorgeous perennial found in grasslands and meadows east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains in BC. It’s one of the earlier flowering species […]
Calypso bulbosa (fairy-slipper orchid) is enchanting in so many ways. Its appearance is delicately gorgeous. Its scent (when present) is vanilla sweet. The more you get to know this tiny […]