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Jun 8, 2017

Powell Butte Wildflower Hike #1 – June 4, 2017

June is busting out all over–at least at Powell Butte Nature Park.  On our first wildflower hike of the season on June 4, we saw 33 species of flowers in bloom (some were shrubs, but we’re not picky).  See the list below, especially if you want to head out in the next few days.   Our hike leaders were Mart Hughes, retired Portland Parks & Recreation ecologist, and Daniel Newberry, JCWC E.D.  Mart designed and supervised restoration at Powell Butte from 2000 to 2016, so he’s a wealth of information about the vegetative communities and restoration history at the Park.

Here’s the list of species we saw in flower:

Achillea millefolium – Yarrow

Conium Maculatum – Poison hemlock

Digitalis purpurea – Foxglove

Eriophyllum lanaturm – Oregon sunshine / Common wooly sunflower

Galium spp. – ___ bedstraw

Iris tenax – Oregon iris

Leucanthemum vulgare – Oxeye daisy

Lupinus polyphyllus – Large-leafed lupine

Lupinus rivularis – Riverbank lupine

Madia gracilis – Western tarweed

Philadelphus lewisii – Lewis’ mock orange

Plagiobothrys figuratus – Rough popcorn flower

Plectritis congesta – Shortspur seablush

Potentilla gracilis – Slender cinquefoil

Punella vulgaris – Self-heal

Ranunculus acris – Meadow buttercup

Ranunculus repens – Creeping buttercup

Rosa canina – Dog rose

Rubus bifrons – Himalayan-berry

Rubus parviflorus – Thimbleberry

Rumex acetosella – Sheep sorrel

Sambucus nigra – Blue elderberry

Sidalcea campestris – Meadow chekermallow

Symphocarpus alba – Snowberry

Taraxicum officiale – Dandelion

Tellima grandiflora – Fringe cups

Tragopogon dubius – Western salsify

Trifolium dubium – Lesser hop trefoil

Trifolium pratense – Giant red clover

Trifolium repens – White dutch clover

Urtica dioicea – Stinging nettle

Vicia cracca – Tufted vetch

*1 mystery ssp we’re still working on!*