[The Poppy Family in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella

Meconella oregana

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

An attractive cluster of white fairypoppies as seen in a vernally moist swale in Wasco County, OR.........April 8, 2011. It is perhaps more common to see single plants or small clusters of plants in bloom at this site rather than such a large grouping.

Close-up of a flower of White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

Close-ups of the flowers, fruits and leaves as well as whole plants of white fairypoppy as seen in Wasco County, OR.........April 8, 2011. Besides moist vernal swales, this species can be found at the crests of basalt cliffs (where there is less vegetation or mosses), on disturbed soils along trails, on balds and amongst forest litter in clearings in the Oregon white oak forest.

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

White fairypoppy as seen in southwestern Klickitat County, WA.........March 23, 2017.

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

White fairy poppy as seen at left on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge...........March 12, 2013. The photo at right shows white fairy poppy as seen on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge between Hood River and The Dalles, OR......March 20, 2018.

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - Habitat of White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

Close-up habitat views of white fairy poppy as seen on the Oregon side of the Columbia River near Mosier, OR...........March 24, 2013.

Habitat of White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

Habitat of White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - Habitat of White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

Additional habitat views of white fairy poppy as seen on the Oregon side of the Columbia River near Mosier, OR...........March 30, 2013.

Habitat of White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - Habitat of White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

Additional habitat views of white fairy poppy as seen on the Washington side of the Columbia River...........April 1, 2013.

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

White fairy poppy blooming near Memaloose, Columbia River Gorge..........March 27, 2015.

Habitat of White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

White fairy poppy blooming in the Columbia River Gorge in western Klickitat County......April 6, 2018.

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana - White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana

White fairy poppy blooming near Rowena, Oregon..........March 31, 2016.

Paul Slichter