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(206) 392-6652  For a free, introductory consultation. ) 1105 12th N.W., lssaquah 1 SSAQUAH PRESS ISSAQUA . Your award-winning weekly newspaper k First place--editorial writing k First place--columns First place--small space advertising Third place--feature writing J,\\; Third place--scenic photography \\;   Third place--special sections, advertising / Third place--headline writing When you need national or state new__s, read your dally." But if" you want local news about Issaquah the city, the schools, the people, the views-- turn to The lssaquah Press. 45 Front Street South, phone 392-6434 Subscnpttons $12.50 per year Nature's beau@ abounds on Issaquah mountains Wildflower enthusiasts will find paradise in the Issaquah Alps along the trails and meadows of Tiger, 5quak and Cougar mountains. There are flowers and berries to be found year around, but April and May are the most glorious, colorful days in the forests. Tread lighdy, and bask in the sight and aroma of the northwest's wildflower beauty. Queen's Cup. (Clintonia uniflora). One white star-like flower on short leafless stalk with base of two or three shiny oblong leaves. Extensive system of underground stems produce several clusters in a patch. A member of the lily family, queen's cup usually blooms in Issaquah during June and July. Illustrated. Enchanter's Nightshade. (Circaea alpina). Small sprays of tiny white flowers growing from carpets of heart- shaped leaves. Leaves are opposite from neighboring pairs. One of the magical plants belonging to Circe, the Greek enchantress. A member of the evening primrose family, blooms May to early summer. Illustrated. Purple Loosestrife. (Lythrum salicaria). Pinkish-lavendar spikes of bloom atop 2 to 7 foot angular stems. Grows in dense patches, blooms August to September. Illustrated. Meadow Goldenrod. (Solidago canadensis). Native to Washington, a member of the sunflower family. Tiny yellow flowers massed on arching bran- ches in long or flat-topped cluster. Tall, leafy, finely hairy stem. Showy display, late summer. Illustrated. Indian Pipe. (Monotropa uniflora). Waxy white plant that thickens with age. Several clustered stems bend like a shepard's hook with narrow "bell" blossom, " long. Blooms in deep shad- ed woods June to August. Illustrated. i L Enchanted Nightshade 1 Indian Pipe Field Mint. (Mentha arvensis). Dense ,.  .  .,."!"F::""'" whorls of small pale pink or lavender clusters of flowers along the stem, nearly :'/'. hidden by opposite leaves. Grows in     "'',' ;e-' _ S -g:______) ..:.,...,; --" moist places, especially along streams,  , . _   y.j ,:,.,,2,k." with blossoms showing July to I , _ k['J i,,-., September. Illustrated.    .,re'-      1 ,e"-', 1-t  1 " ,,,.-..-2...-"1":_ Bleeding-Heart, (Dicentra formosa). 1 ] t--, '.- -,1=_, 1' :% Heart-shaped pink flowers and soft fern- i - " " ,. t : " like bluish-green leaves make a low-  -'   ._=_II ,r carpet on the forest floor. Flower has four -. . )] :=  ( . "" petals in two pairs. Outer pair has a base  ,-  i I ) " =,,,.q, pouch that forms the outline of a heart .-s'  [ ,.@  andApril.With its spreading tips. Blooms March '  , ---  ' vanilla Leaf. (Achlys triphylla). Pair Field Mint l Nootka Rose Goatsbeard of stalks, one with three broad fan .... shaped leaves that have a vanilla aroma when crushed and dried. Other stalk .,...% ends in narrow spike of small white "',-,. _ , I flowers. Blooms April to June.  " Hooker's Fairy Bells. (Disporum . .... "" hookeri). Look low for this beautiful   /// ,i-: .,)  woodland plant. Creamy white narrow ;-.-".. -, bell flower is found under the 10ng stalks of veined and hairy leaves. Growsoneto  i !I -] two feet tall. A member of the Lily fami- -.  - " ly, also known as fairy lantern.  Bunchberry. (Comus canadensis). Also known as Canadian dogwood. ! Grows low on the ground, 6" to 8" high. A whorl of leaves at the top of the branch with a cluster of tiny greenish flowers resembling a single large Meadow Goldenrod Purple toosestrife Mountain Colombine flower. Blooms June to August in moist  , woodlands. Deptford Pink or grass pink. (Dianthus armeria). A relative of the Spotted Corairoot. (Corallorhiza Possession Vine or field morning carnation, this charming five-petal pink maculata). Yellowish, reddish or glory. (Convolvulus arvensis). White or flower grows along roadsides and old purplish-brown, leafless stems with pinkish bell flower on short stalks. fields. One or several stiff, stems with flowers of the same color. Clumps of Triangular leaves on a trailing, twisting long narrow leaves opposite. Half-inch stems form large colonies in the shady vine. Very deep roots make it hard to wide flowers in a tight, forked flower woods. Seen mid-summer, eradicate. Blooms May to October. cluster. A native wildflower of Britain. Blooms June, July and August. Johnny Jump-up. (Viola glabella). Ladies Tresses. (Spiranthes Perk httle ellow flower with spur below romanzoffi Water Smartweed or Water Lady's y " y " , . "ana). One stem or several in Thumb. (Polygonum coccineum). Egg- the lower petal. Can reach 12" in the a clump Up to 60 creamy white shaped clusters o!,little reddish flowers spring. Lower of the five petals acts as a symmetrical flowers in four rows make atop stalks with 6 long, narrow leaves, platform for insects gathering nectar from a white spike. Three to six leaves near Grows weed-like across mud or in the spur. -Long blade, heart-shaped the base of the stem. Begins blooming water. Seeds provide food for water leaves. Very common in Issaquah s moist in July in swamps or rocky outcrops, fowl. Blooms July to late fall. woods, March to July. always in the sunshine. Goatsbeard. (Aruncus sylvester) Large filmy sprays of tiny white flowers are the "beard" at the top of 16" leafy plant. Leaves have sharp "teeth" on edges. Tassels of the beard turn yellow, then brown by summer's end. Found in moist places in the woods, May to July. Illustrated. Wild Rose. (Rosa gymnocarpa). Also known as Baldhip Rose. Red flowers, sharply toothed leaves and numerous tiny thorns. Tiny red fruit or "hips", good for eating, appear on winter brush. Grows up to six feet tall, with flowers during May and August. Nootka Rose. (Rosa nutkana). The larger of the two local native roses. Large pink flowers borne slightly at the tips of six-foot or taller branches. Few, but large ("" long) thorns. Very aromatic. Blooms May to July. Illustrated. Mountain Columbine. (Aquilegia formosa). Spurs of red-yellow petals are shorter than eastern variety. Branched stems lift hanging blossoms two feet or more above the ground. A member of the buttercup family, blooms May to August on sunny, rocky spots. Illustrated. Skunk Cabbage. (Lysichitum americanum). Spike of inconspicuous yellow flowers is surrounded by 8"' yellow or cream-colored hood on a short stout stalk. Blooms as the snow melts, in swampy soil. Named for skunk-like odor of the sap. Was a staple of the Indians" winter diet. /knimas {eed or the s1ot underground stem. Trillium. (Trillium ovatumJ. Low plant found along stream banks and on the floor of open or deep woods, from low to high altitude. One white flower with three petals, becomes pink with age. Crows from a whorl of three broad leaves at the top of the stem. Blooms March to June. Avalanche Lily. (Erythronium mon- tanum). One to five white flowers wit} six petal-like segments that curve back. Yellow band at the base. Six stamens pro- trude at the center. Leaves are 4-8" long, abruptly tapered to a distinct-stalk. Many similar western species have cream to yellow to pinkish flowers. Most often seen blooming in late March and April in alpine meadows and forests. Shepard's Purse. (Capsella bursa- pastoris). Itsy-bitsy four-petal white flower with heart-shaped seed pods. Found blooming at the edges of fields in March and April. St. John's Wort or Klamath weed. (Hypericum perforatum). Masses of yellow star-like flowers bloom in open clusters along roadsides and in pastures. Blossom has five petals, sometimes wi black dots near the tips. Legend says this European weed will keep away evil spirits on St. John's Eve. Blooms June to September. Compiled from: "'The Audubon 5ociety Field Guide to North American Wildflowers," by Richard 5pellenberg. "'The Odyssey Book of American Wild- flowers," by Farrell Crehan and H.W. Rickett. "The Flowering of the Issaquah Alps, "" by Harvey Manning. --by Debbie Berto -- Illustrations by Bob/vlarkey