Southwestern Oregon is an epicenter of botanical diversity, and yet it remains little studied —a fact that intrigued Veva and inspired her plant explorations.

"One of the things that sparks the imagination is that this corner of Oregon has a lot of botanical secrets to be discovered yet. Who knows what will be found?" —Veva Stansell

For more information about the botanical significance of the serpentine-dependent plants of the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains, check out this U.S. Forest Service wildflower website.

Here are just a few of the beautiful wildflowers found in the proposed Veva Stansell Botanical Area:

Photos taken and annotated by Al Collinet