[Fairy Bells & Lanterns: The Genus Prosartes in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Hooker's Fairybells, Hooker's Fairy Bells, Hooker's Fairy-bell, Oregon Fairybells

Prosartes hookeri

Synonyms: Disporum hookeri, Disporum hookeri var. hookeri, Disporum hookeri var. oreganum, Disporum hookeri var. parviflorum, Disporum hookeri var. trachyandrum, Disporum oreganum, Disporum parvifolium, Disporum trachyandrum, Prosartes hookeri var. oregana

Hooker's Fairy Bells: Prosartes hookeri (Synonym: Disporum hookeri)

The photo above shows Hooker's fairy bells ensnared by a peavine (Lathyrus sp.) at a large clearcut at approximately 2540' along forest rd 82 on Mt. Adams............May 7, 2005.

Close-up of the flowers of Hooker's Fairy Bells: Prosartes hookeri (Synonym: Disporum hookeri)

A close-up of the flowers of Hooker's fairy bells along with a large bumble bee as seen at Island Cabin Campground on the southeastern flanks of Mt. Adams...........May 19, 2006. Note the tiny spreading hairs on the peduncles as well as at the base of the tepals.

Stem leaf of Hooker's Fairy Bells: Prosartes hookeri (Synonym: Disporum hookeri)

The photo above shows a leaf of Hooker's fairy bells as seen at Island Cabin CG, Mt. Adams..........May 19, 2006. Note the wavy leaf margins typical of this species.

Flower of Hooker's Fairy Bells: Prosartes hookeri (Synonym: Disporum hookeri)

Note the spreading tips of the tepals of Hooker's fairy bells. The similar fairy lanterns has tepals which hang straight down rather than flaring outwards at the tips. Photographed at Island Cabin CG., Mt. Adams..........May 19, 2006.

Hooker's Fairybells, Hooker's Fairy Bells, Hooker's Fairy-bell, Oregon Fairybells: Prosartes hookeri (Synonyms: Disporum hookeri, Disporum hookeri var. hookeri, Disporum hookeri var. oreganum, Disporum hookeri var. parviflorum, Disporum hookeri var. trachyandrum, Disporum oreganum, Disporum parvifolium, Disporum trachyandrum, Prosartes hookeri var. oregana)

Hooker's fairybells seen in old growth forest along the Loowit Trail #216 between upper Sheep Canyon and the South Fork Toutle River crossing, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument.........October 19, 2014.

Paul Slichter