[Gresham/Troutdale, OR Wildflower Report]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in east Multnomah County, Gresham & Troutdale, Oregon

Gresham & Troutdale, Oregon

February 7, 1998


Its that time of year again! Flowers are in bloom in western Oregon! Many transplanted or domestic species are in full bloom. Examples are crocus, snow drops, Andromeda (Pieris), black-eyed Susans, Sedum, Camellia, and Calendula. Several native trees and shrubs are beginning to leaf out, including Osoberry with their flower buds already well formed, Salmonberry, and Red Elderberry. In addition, the flower buds on Oregon Grape (Barberis aquifolium) are also fell formed and perhaps only days or a week or so at most from bloom.

White Flowers

Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot: Daucus carota

Dog Fennel, Mayweed: Anthemis cotula

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Ox-eye Daisy: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Hairy Bitter Cress: Cardamine hirsuta

Pink to Purplish Flowers

Heal All: Prunella vulgaris

Red Clover: Trifolium pratense

Blue Flowers

Chicory: Cichorium intybus

Bachelor's Button: Centaurea cyanus- May be violet to whitish also!

Yellow Flowers

Tansy Ragwort: Senecio jacobaea

Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale

Common Groundsel: Senecio vulgaris

Field Mustard: Brassica rapa

Paul Slichter