[The Meadow-foam Family in the Columbia River Gorge]

False-mermaid, Floerkea

Floerkea proserpinacoides

The photo above shows a close-up of the flowers of false-mermaid. Notice that the petals are about one-half the length of the sepals.

This species is a small, prostrate annual found in vernally moist areas, generally east of the Cascade Mts. Note the ternately to pinnately compound leaves.

Paul Slichter