Grass Widow
(Olsynium douglasii)

Cathrine Creek 3/16/14 H303

The Grass Widow (Olsynium douglasii) is a beautiful flower

The name "grass widow" symbolizes "an abandoned mistress or unmarried woman who had cohabited with several men."

Maybe these flowers where named "grass widow" to symbolize the region's first settlers enjoying a romantic moment in the gorge's lush fields while there wives where in effect a widow.

There are also white (or pink) grass widows