Each season of the year in Yachats, Oregon brings a different kind of beauty. Spring on the 804 Trail in Yachats is exceptional. Wild flowers and flowering bushes burst into bloom along the trail and throughout wooded areas that border the trail.
Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
Dainty pink Salal blooms in spring give forth to berries as the seasons progress. The shiny leaves stay green all year and are a nice addition along the 804 trail.
Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanum)
Skunk cabbage initially comes out of the ground in a pretty yellow spike. Yellow will eventually transform to stately white spathes with frilled green leaves closer to summer. The name does not do justice to this elegant plant.
Oregon Iris (Iris tenax)
Oregon Iris, dressed in slender grass-like leaves, peeks out of spring greenery along the trail.
False Lily of the Valley (Malanthemum dilatatum)
False Lily of the Valley grows abundantly along the trail and throughout wooded borders. Traditionally, the roots and leaves were used medicinally by native inhabitants.
Heart shaped leaves of the False Lily of the Valley. Now days we enjoy views of soft greenery as these plants thrive in shaded areas along the trail and under Sitka spruce stands.
Nootka Rose (Rosa nutkana)
Nootka Rose bushes grow sporadically along the 804 Trail.
Contrasting yellow stamens against deep pink petals makes for interesting inspection.
Silver Leaf (Potentilla anserine)
Silver leaf/Silver Cinquefoil plants along the 804 Trail burst forth in spring with lovely yellow flowers. In Medieval times this plant was believed to ward off witches and evil spirits.
Coastal Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
Coastal strawberries bloom a dainty white flower in spring. I wonder who snags those luscious summer berries before I get a chance? It is believed that migratory birds helped spread these plants from North America to Hawaii and South America. I guess that answers my question.
English Daisy (Bellis perennis)
Daisies are easy to spy as you walk the trail. The bright yellow eye is vivid against stark white petals. Daisies have provided medicinal value over the ages. Enjoy visually picking them out of the greenery as you wander the 804 Trail in spring.
Dainty ferns bring feelings of peace and tranquility as you wander through shaded areas along the trail. Ferns have been around for about 360 million years. They carry a history of mythology and art for us humans.
Spring on the 804 Trail
Have you visited Yachats in the spring? You will be pleasantly rewarded with a little jaunt along the 804 Trail.
Oh, another plus to the 804 Trail – see if you can spot the world’s biggest ocean due west.
Check out my vacation beach house that is just a short 2 minute walk to the 804 Trail. I trust you will collect wonderful memories when you stay at the Sea Anemone as you visit and explore Yachats. Perfect for small families, a retreat with friends or a romantic getaway.
Our house, where memories begin…