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.
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
Heal All: Prunella vulgaris
Red Clover: Trifolium pratense
Chicory: Cichorium intybus
Bachelor's Button: Centaurea cyanus- May be violet to whitish also!
Tansy Ragwort: Senecio jacobaea
Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale
Common Groundsel: Senecio vulgaris
Field Mustard: Brassica rapa