Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sweet Grass

The sweet grass that is best known, and used by many Plains and Plateau tribes in prayers, is a species known as Hierachloë odorata. In western Oregon, the usual species of sweet grass is a close relative known as H. occidentalis.  Inland … Continue reading

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Pretty photo for the day

Golden & Silver Falls State Park is  hidden away in the NE corner of Coos County Oregon.  It is a long drive to get to it from Coos Bay – the last 5 miles of road is narrower than 2 … Continue reading

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Wild Blueberries

Native words for bog blueberries: Tillamook:   slílíq’ɫan Alsea:    qon Hanis & Milluk Coos: q’ani Along Oregon’s coast, there are several species in the ‘huckleberry’ genus of Vaccinum.  The two most prominent along the coast are the evergreen huckleberry … Continue reading

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