"FLOWERS OF THE GORGE" Series
This pattern series celebrates the wildflowers that grow along the Columbia River Gorge and are found throughout the Pacific Northwest. The eighty-eight mile length of the Columbia River traverses a broad range of terrain and micro-climates, each of which is host to different wildflower varieties. Many of these wildflowers are tiny blossoms that are easily overlooked by the casual observer. Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) are wildflowers native to much of the US west coast, including Oregon and Washington State. The colorful blossoms, with broad, flowing petals are found throughout the Columbia River Gorge.