High in the subalpine, you can still find Parnassia fimbriata blooming. Despite the common name — fringed grass of Parnassus — it is not a grass, nor even a monocot. […]
This beautiful blossom comes from the shrub known as copperbush (Elliottia pyroliflora). The common name comes from the coppery colour of the blossoms and of the bark. It’s in the […]
If you’re out walking on a wild beach like that at Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen, be sure to check out some of the amazing native plant species that […]
Here is the first in a series of info sheets about BC’s native plants. Click on the link below for a printable pdf.Collinsia_parviflora_web
Collinsia parviflora (small-flowered blue-eyed Mary) is a gorgeous native wildflower in BC. It’s one of the first spring wildflowers to emerge — providing that first rush of colour and excitement […]
Why not sample the delights of a cup of tea brewed from native conifer needles?
Some orchids in cool northern temperate climates have opted out of the whole cross-pollination thing and opted in for self-fertilization.