[The Genus Orogenia East of the Cascade Mts.]

Linear-leaved Orogenia, Great Basin Orogenia, Great Basin Indian Potato

Orogenia linearifolia

Orogenia linearifolia

The photo above shows several linear-leaved orogenia sprouting and beginning to bloom in soils recently devoid of snow on the ridge just west of Misery Campground in the Umatilla N.F. of southeastern Washington......................July 7, 2008.

Umbel of Orogenia linearifolia

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of linear-leaved orogenia as seen on the ridge just west of Misery Campground in the Umatilla N.F. of southeastern Washington......................July 7, 2008.

Developing fruits of Orogenia linearifolia

The photo above shows a close-up of several of the ribbed and somewhat compressed fruits of linear-leaved orogenia as seen on the ridge just west of Misery Campground in the Umatilla N.F. of southeastern Washington......................July 7, 2008.

Bracts and developing fruits of Orogenia linearifolia

The photo above shows a close-up of several narrow, linear-shaped bracts subtending the inflorescence along with several ribbed fruits of linear-leaved orogenia as seen on the ridge just west of Misery Campground in the Umatilla N.F. of southeastern Washington......................July 7, 2008.

Leaves of Orogenia linearifolia

The photo above shows a close-up of the basal leaves of linear-leaved orogenia in moist soils recently devoid of snow on the ridge just west of Misery Campground in the Umatilla N.F. of southeastern Washington......................July 7, 2008.

Leaves of Orogenia linearifolia ----- Umbel of Orogenia linearifolia ----- Leaves of Orogenia linearifolia

Orogenia linearifolia

These 4 photos show close-up views of the leaves and inflorescence of linear-leaved orogenia in soils recently devoid of snow on the ridge just west of Misery Campground in the Umatilla N.F. of southeastern Washington......................July 7, 2008. Note the ant on the inflorescence (a possible pollinator?) and the winged aphid on the stem. Click each photo to see enlarged versions (2x).

Paul Slichter