Wild Flag (Iris setosa)

Closeup of Wild Flag (Iris setosa) near Federal Way, WA
Closeup of Wild Flag (Iris setosa) near Federal Way, WA
Wild Flag’s come in many colors. Pictured here is a yellow one.

The Wild Flag is a member of the Iris family.

Wild Flag (Iris setosa) near Federal Way, WA
Wild Flag (Iris setosa) near Federal Way, WA

Smooth violet (Viola glabella)

Smooth violet (Viola glabella)
Smooth violet (Viola glabella)
Smooth violet (Viola glabella)
Smooth violet (Viola glabella)
Smooth violet (Viola glabella) near Pamilia Lake, Oregon
Smooth violet (Viola glabella) near Pamilia Lake, Oregon

Slender toothwort (Cardamine pulcherrima)

Slender toothwort (Cardamine pulcherrima)
Slender toothwort
(Cardamine pulcherrima)

Slender toothwort is also commonly known as Beautiful bitter-cress.

It can be found in the low lands, in shady forested areas.

Slender toothwort (Cardamine pulcherrima), Williamson State Park, Salem, Oregon
Slender toothwort (Cardamine pulcherrima), Williamson State Park, Salem, Oregon

In the lower picture you can see the pink flowers of the Slender toothwort growing up from among the Smooth Violets.

Slender toothwort is a member of the Mustard family.

Pacific Water Leaf (Hydrophyllum tenuipes)

Pacific Water Leaf (Hydrophyllum tenuipes)
Pacific Water Leaf
(Hydrophyllum tenuipes)

Pictured here is the Pacific Water Leaf. Above you can see the flower in various stages of bloom, the upper buds are flowering, the lower await their turn.

In the picture below is the plant with characteristic leaf structure.

Pacific Water Leaf (Hydrophyllum tenuipes)
Pacific Water Leaf
(Hydrophyllum tenuipes)

Candy Flower (Montia sibirica)

Candy Flower (Montia sibirica) near Auburn, WA
Candy Flower (Montia sibirica) near Auburn, WA

The Candy Flower is also know as Sibrian Miner’s Lettuce a close relative of Miner’s Lettuce (Montia perfoliata). The flower has 5 petals and measures about 16mm across.

Candy Flower Plant (Montia sibirica) near Auburn, WA
Candy Flower Plant (Montia sibirica) near Auburn, WA

The stem and leaves are succulent in nature, very similar to traditional Miner’s Lettuce.

Bunchberry (Cornus Canadensis)

Bunchberry (Cornus Canadensis)
Bunchberry
(Cornus Canadensis)

The Bunchberry has a distinctive four petal flower and six leaf combination that makes it easy separate from the other forest plants.
Bunchberry (Cornus Canadensis) near Pamilia Lake, Oregon
Bunchberry (Cornus Canadensis) near Pamilia Lake, Oregon