"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. The Shooting Star (Dodecatheon dentatum) is among the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring. This tiny flower grows along streams and in wet meadows. The array of its petals gives this flower a distinctive shape, as if it is a shooting star.