"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 Clackamas Iris (Iris tenuis) is a small perennial herb that is indigenous to small region of the Cascade range of mountains along the Columbia River Gorge. Its found growing in the small clearings of Douglas Fir forests.