Friday, July 14, 2017

Spring and Summer Wildflower ID with the Oregon Flora Project App

2017 is my year of wildflower discovery in Portland and surroundings.  The Oregon Flora Project has just released an app,  A Guide to the Wildflowers, Shrubs, and Vines of Oregon.  So here goes,  a test with some recent sightings, from Powell Butte, 
Cooper Mountain and elsewhere.  

Centaurium erythraea  Common centaury; Powell Butte

DYC* with Cinnabar Moth caterpillars?; Powell Butte

Possibly a Vaccinium, wasn't able to key out with any confidence.
Powell Butte

Hypericum formosum  St. John's wort; Powell Butte

Brodiaea coronaria  Crown brodiaea; 
Cooper Mountain

Lilium columbianum   Columbia Lily; 
Cooper Mountain

Rosa pisocarpa   Cluster rose;
Cooper Mountain  

Clarkia is one of my favorite Calif. genera, so delicate and pink.  These are C. amoena,  Farewell to Spring.
Wonderful  to see it in proliferation, all through the lower
meadow at Cooper Mountain.


And, a ghostly larkspur from another place altogether.  

*DYC:  damn yellow composite i.e. one of the many yellow daisy-ish flowers I couldn't definitively key out.