Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 06/15/2013


Photo taken on May 31, 2013


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endangered
castilleja
levisecta
golden paintbrush


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Golden Paintbrush

Golden Paintbrush
This is Castilleja levisecta, the Golden Paintbrush, one of Washington's most endangered species. My wildflower book says, "Only two sites left in Canada with about 2000 plants; rare and endangered in Washington; reported extirpated from its historical range in Willamette Valley, Oregon," and adds, "Consider yourself very lucky if you find this plant," which I do. This example was photographed on Whidbey Island in a state park where it is protected. In fact, when I was there, a group of volunteers was doing a survey of the area and told me that with protection the number of plants at the site had increased from just over 200 to nearly 4000.

Nora Caracci VERY BUSY, Sonja, Don Sutherland, dragonflydreams88 and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Wonderful color and texture...the numbers are encouraging.
4 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
You find the most delightful variety of flowers! I would have been very excited to find such a rare plant too and I'm glad to see the numbers are increasing!
4 years ago.
dalang55555
dalang55555
Beautiful yellow and awesome DoF!!
4 years ago.
dragonflydreams88
dragonflydreams88
. . . not familiar with this one . . . very lovely - do you happen to know where the Canadian sites are?? . . . hope they are doing as well as their counterparts south of the border!!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful shot.
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
I do not know the Canadian sites. You would probably have to check with UBC or with the equivalent of our DNR to find out.
4 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Very nice to read about the increase of an endangered plant! Great success story!
4 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
great macro and very lovely DOF !
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Terrific focus and DoF, Ron!

4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Beautiful color! Nicely captured!

4 years ago.