Wildflower Bloom Reports for Previous Years:             [1995-2000]
March 12, 2018: Steelhead Falls and Sandridge Trails (BLM), NW of Terrebonne, OR - Blooming goldstars (Crocidium multicaule) and nevada desert parsley (Lomatium nevadense var. nevadense).
March 10, 2018: Hard Stone Trail, Cottonwood Canyon State Park (Sherman County)
March 8, 2018: Picture Rock Pass along Oregon Highway 31 (between Silver Lake and Summer Lake, OR) - Blooming sagebrush buttercups (Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus).
February 9, 2018: The wildflower season in central Oregon for 2018 has begun. Henderson's desert parsley (Lomatium hendersonii) was observed in bloom at the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. South or west facing slopes (with thinner or rocky soils and outcrops) are good candidates to look for wildflowers along the 3 main trails at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. Look for early flowers on the rock outcrops and clay slopes uphill from Oregon Highway 19 between Service Creek and the junction with US 26. There's a possibility of a few early flowers along the Deschutes River downstream of Warm Springs.