Wildflower of the Month: November, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: November, 2022

Common Ink Cap While the wildflowers sleep for now, the fungi have arrived after fall rains. The common ink cap, in the genus Coprinus, is a mushroom found throughout the northern hemisphere in both America and Europe. It is related to the larger...
Wildflower of the Month:  October, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: October, 2022

Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) Common Snowberry is a species of flowering plant native to North America in the honeysuckle family. It has small, whitish to pink flowers that last over a long period in summer.  Snowberry flowers attract pollinators,...
Wildflower of the Month: July, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: July, 2022

Farewell-to-Spring Farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena) is native to western North America, found in coastal hills and mountains from British Columbia south to the San Francisco Bay. It is a common meadow annual that blooms in early to midsummer, bearing cup-shaped,...
Wildflower of the Month: June, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: June, 2022

Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa) Western columbine is a common perennial wildflower in Western North America, frequenting oak woodlands, moist meadows and seeps.  It is a member of the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae.  The flower color is striking with both red...
Wildflower of the Month:  April, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: April, 2022

Oregon Grape Berberis aquifolium Tall Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium) is the state flower of Oregon. It is also known by its former genus name Mahonia. Its brilliant yellow blooms in spring serve as a valuable nectar source for bees and other insect pollinators....
Wildflower of the Month: March, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: March, 2022

Fawn Lily Fawn lilies (Erythronium spp.) are among our most beautiful spring wildflowers. There is a variety of species, mostly found in North America with several in Oregon. The cream-colored Oregon fawn lily (E. oregonum, shown here) is the most common species in...