[Pussypaws of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Pussypaws

Calyptridium umbellatum

formerly Cistanthe umbellata and Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera

Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (formerly Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera or Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera)

This photo shows pussypaws atop King Mt. in the King Mt. Rock Garden ACEC in the Umpqua National Forest.......................June 25, 2005.

Inflorescence of Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (formerly Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera or Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera)

This photo shows a close-up of the inflorescence of pussypaws as seen atop King Mt. in the King Mt. Rock Garden ACEC in the Umpqua National Forest..........June 25, 2005. Note the brightly colored beetle at right, possibly pollinating the flowers?.

Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum (formerly Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera or Spraguea umbellata var. caudicifera)

Pussypaws as seen atop Lookout Mountain at the northern edge of the Badger Creek Wilderness...........July 4, 2013.

Paul Slichter