Look for these on the cliff trail approaching upper McCord Creek Falls in June.
These charming members of the aster family, and the senecio (groundsel) tribe, bloom in early spring, usually in large groups. (more…)
Introduced to this continent from Europe, so that its roots could be used as a coffee substitute. (more…)
Varying in color from white to yellow, this single-stemmed plant concentrates alkaloids from the soil, causing it to be poisonous to cattle in its later stages. Also known as Paleyellow Ragwort.
Also called “Western Cone Flower” and “Western Chocolate Cone”. (more…)
“The name Fleabane was applied to this plant because there was a popular belief among country people that the flowers possessed some objectionable features that caused undesirable insects to give it a wide berth. (more…)
Stricta, once thought to be a member of the closely related luina (pronounced ‘lew-eye-na’) genus, is now the sole member of the Rainiera genus. (more…)
According to Turner & Gustafson (Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest), this groundsel relative is found mostly in California, and is rare in central and southern Oregon. (more…)
Related to both Woolly Pussytoes and Pearly Everlasting (some call it “Rosy Everlasting”), this composite family member is found in sunny, rocky areas at higher elevations throughout much of the western U.S. (more…)
Contrary to popular belief, we get plenty of sunshine in Oregon, especially during the summer months, when these flowers, coincidentally, are in bloom. (more…)