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Triteleia hyacinthina

white brodiaea, fool's-onion, wild hyacinth, Hyacinth Cluster Lily

As I was looking over the view of the Valley, this flower was at my feet.

My first thought was Death Camas, but it didn't look like Camas, and I was up on a hillside, not down in the Valley where the Camas grows abundantly.  


Looking at wild flower  sites, I was getting confused, but with some help from knowledgable people I learned it is a "cluster lily".

Once you have an idea of what the plant might be, the websites become more helpful.  

Below is a map from the Burke Herbarium showing locations the plant has been sighted and reported.  

It is quite common in Klickitat County and in the Glenwood Valley.  

Click on the map to learn more about the flower.  The red circles denote photos.

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PAUL SLICHTER'S PAGE gives descriptions, photos and Klickitat County locations.

From iNaturalist, more locations and photos

One of my favorite sites.... 

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Farther down the hill was a patch of Penstemon and a huge wild Honeysuckle wrapping itself around a Hazelnut bush.  It has been a great spring for wildflowers.  We might not see this kind of growth again for a while.   

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