Sand Mountain 2011 — photo 1 of 40: An unusual type of wildflower that lays down on the ground. After much searching in books and on the Web, I finally contacted the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University in nearby Corvallis — special thanks to Dr. Richard Halse for graciously replying to my e-mail and identifying this plant for us. We were very happy to learn that this plant is called Mount Hood pussypaws.Oregon Cascades Crest, August 2011. Camera used: Sony Alpha α55 with Sony 50mm f/2.8 macro prime lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article Sand Mountain Photo Outing.