Camas Lilies are found in large patches … Lewis and Clark reported finding them so dense in some locations that the prairie resembled blue lakes. The native peoples harvested the bulbs for food.
I found these at Bloedel Nature Reserve on Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle. I haven’t ever seen them ‘in the wild’ in Washington … but they are very similar to Avalance Lilies and Yellow Faun Lilies, which I’ve seen a lot in the Olympics.
The Rhododendron is the state flower of Washington. Salal and Madrone are allow common … especially the salal. I have a lot of salal growing in my yard (growing wild) and it is a nice ground cover. This was taken along the Larry Scott Trail (a converted rail right-of-way). There is also a leaf or two from the low-growing native blackberry … which make the best pie, by far.
These are wild growing daisies that are really common. I liked the raindrops on them … and the way they weren’t all chewed by bugs (yet).
A friend has this collection in their garden. The lesson is “don’t use your shovel as a pry bar”. Some lessons are hard to learn.