Northwest Wildflowers

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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

John Day River Basin

not bloomingCottonwood Canyon

Sherman/Gilliam County, Oregon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park & BLM

Elevation: 500'-1500'

Peak wildflower bloom in Cottonwood Canyon is typically from late March through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until the end of May.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2017, 2021

not bloomingPainted Hills

Wheeler County, Oregon

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Elevation: 1950'-2443'

Peak wildflower bloom in the Painted Hills is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2017, 2022

not bloomingSpring Basin Wilderness

Wheeler County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 1480'-2600'

Peak wildflower bloom at Spring Basin Wilderness is typically from mid-March through mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until the end of May.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2020, 2022

not bloomingStarvation Lane

Sherman County, Oregon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park & BLM

Elevation: 470'-1300'

Peak wildflower bloom at Starvation Lane is typically from late March through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until the end of May.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2021

* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.