One of my favorite summer flowers around our house is the Lilium columbianum, or Columbia Lily. It is quite exotic looking compared to other Pacific Northwest plants. This lily is native to North America and grows in open woodlands of the west. It is also known as the Tiger Lily or Oregon Lily.
Indian Plum, also known as Oso Berry, is part of the rose family. Scientifically it’s known as Oemleria cerasiformis. I am highlighting this plant because it is always a joy to see its flowers. They are one of the earliest shrubs around our house to bloom. Surely a sign that the loomy, gloomy winter is behind us. However, this year it’s still raining… a lot.