Wildflower of the Month: June, 2021

Wildflower of the Month: June, 2021

Oregon Sunshine Oregon Sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum) lives up to its name, with abundant, inch-wide yellow flowers in early summer. Look for it in the sunniest parts of the native plant garden, north of the picnic shelter.   It is easy to grow in home gardens if...
Wildflower of the Month:  May, 2021

Wildflower of the Month: May, 2021

Oregon Iris (Iris tenax) The beautiful blue Oregon iris (Iris tenax) is well-represented in the Native Plant Garden at Hendricks Park. You will also see hybrid native irises there  – some in startling shades a long way from blue. The many iris species in...
Wildflower of the Month, April 2021

Wildflower of the Month, April 2021

Western Trillium Some of our most familiar and well-loved wildflowers bloom in April. Western trillium (Trillium ovatum) is among the first.  Unmistakable with its three big leaves and solitary pure white flower, it glows like a beacon in Hendricks Park’s forest,...
Wildflower of the Month, March 2021

Wildflower of the Month, March 2021

Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) is one of the first native shrubs to bloom in Spring, usually appearing by mid-March. You may find it in all sections of the park. The flowers are red, pink or, rarely, white and it adapts well to garden conditions. Somewhat...