columbia

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plant having hemispherical heads of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers; found in coastal dunes from California to British Columbia Abronia latifolia , yellow sand verbena
prostrate herb having heads of deep pink to white flowers; found in coastal dunes from British Columbia to Baja California Abronia umbellata , beach sand verbena , pink sand verbena
brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia Alaskan brown bear , Kodiak , Kodiak bear , Ursus arctos middendorffi , Ursus middendorffi
common North American wild onion with a strong onion odor and an umbel of pink flowers atop a leafless stalk; British Columbia to California and Arizona and east to Wyoming and Colorado Allium acuminatum , Hooker's onion
capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791 American capital , capital of the United States , Washington , Washington D.C.
mariposa having loose clusters of one to three handsome lilac flowers resembling umbels atop stout erect stems; arid northwestern North America east of Cascade Mountains from southern British Columbia to northern California Calochortus macrocarpus , sagebrush mariposa tulip
small bright red and blue aquarium fish from streams in Brazil and Columbia cardinal tetra , Paracheirodon axelrodi
whorls of deep blue to dark purple flowers at tips of erect leafy stems; moist places from British Columbia to Oregon cascade penstemon , Penstemon serrulatus
member of an important North American Indian people who controlled the mouth of the Columbia river; they were organized into settlements rather than tribes Chinook
United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838) Clark , William Clark
clusters of several short stems each having 2 broad leaves and 2-4 drooping brownish to greenish flowers with pouches mottled with purple; British Columbia to central California and northern Colorado clustered lady's slipper , Cypripedium fasciculatum
small widely branching Western plant with tiny blue-and-white flowers; British Columbia to Ontario and south to California and Colorado Collinsia parviflora , maiden blue-eyed Mary
mat-forming plant with blue and lavender flowers clustered on short erect stems; British Columbia to northern California Davidson's penstemon , Penstemon davidsonii
small active lizard of United States and north to British Columbia eastern fence lizard , pine lizard , Sceloporus undulatus
tall spruce of Rocky Mountains and British Columbia with blue-green needles and acutely conic crown; wood used for rough lumber and boxes Engelmann's spruce , Engelmann spruce , Picea engelmannii
sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow flowers footsteps-of-spring , Sanicula arctopoides
American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806) Gray , Robert Gray
member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska Haida
town in southern Washington on the Columbia River Kennewick
expedition sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the northwestern territories of the United States; led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; traveled from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River from 1803 to 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition
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