2010 West Coast Wildflower Calendar

Identify this British Columbian flower correctly and send me an email to be entered into a draw for a 2010 West Coast Wildflower Calendar.
Identify this British Columbian flower correctly and send me an email to be entered into a draw for a 2010 West Coast Wildflower Calendar. Contest closes November 30, 2009.And the winner is - Harri Harmaja of Finland who correctly identified the flower as Chamerion (Epilobium) latifolium or River Beauty.

I’ve selected 12 of my wildflower images from Vancouver Island, British Columbia for a 2010 calendar. Each calendar will be printed on high quality, 32 lb white paper stock with a matte finish. The cost is $12.00 CAD/calendar plus $2.00 shipping and handling. If you like the images below and want to purchase a calendar use the PayPal button to the right. Some of these plants are unusual or difficult to find but all grow on Vancouver Island. The images were taken in a variety of places including South Winchelsea Island, Strathcona Provincial Park, Helliwell Provincial Park, and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. I’ve definitely enjoyed searching them out and photographing them.

Giving Back:

10% of the proceeds from the sale of this calendar will be donated to two local environmental groups – the Comox Valley Naturalists Society and Friends of Strathcona Park.

  • Alpine White Marsh-Marigold
  • Palmate Coltsfoot
  • Yellow Pond-lily
  • Red Maids
  • Hooker's Fairy Bells
  • Woodland Rose
  • Yellow Monkey Flower
  • Swamp Gentian
  • Spreading Phlox
  • Beach Bindweed
  • Tracy's Mistmaiden
  • Salal
  • Contest Flower

5 comments

  1. Those are all great images, very colorful. I’m sure the calendar will be wonderful 😉

  2. Very pretty flower and a Wildflower Calendar would be so nice. At first I thought this flower was a Tolmie’s Saxifrage–but I am not real positive–so I will say that for now but will get my book out. MB

  3. Hi Mary Beth – you are correct, the flower is not Tolmie’s Saxifrage. Here’s a little hint – it’s an unusual colour for this species. Thanks for the comments and good luck!

  4. I have really enjoyed your blog ever since I came across it. Once the contest is over, I do hope that you will post the name of the flower!

  5. Hi Janet – if you have access to Pojar and MacKinnon’s Plants of Coastal BC or any other west coast flower book you should be able to find the flower in it – remember that the flower in the image is not the usual colour for this species, it is normally pink. Glad you’re enjoying the blog!

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