Northwest Wildflowers

A collection of information about the native plants of North America — especially the wildflowers of Oregon, Washington, and northern California

March 2023: This is shaping up to be the latest spring in many years for much of Oregon, Washington, and California. Normally, parts of the eastern Gorge would have been full of flowers by early March, but it's going very slowly. Even SW Oregon, including the Illinois Valley, was clobbered by a huge March snowstorm.

As for the outlook for the rest of the year, the precipitation and snowpack in most of Oregon and Washington is near normal. (Unfortunately, the area around Prineville, Oregon is still painfully dry.) California, Nevada, and Utah are in great shape, so consider a road trip to the south or southeast while you're waiting for OR and WA to warm up!