Northwest Wildflowers

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Columbia desert parsley

Rowena Plateau/Tom McCall Preserve

Wasco County, Oregon

Mayer State Park & Nature Conservancy

Fees: none

Activity: walking

Elevation: 430'-700'

Current status (as of 4/19/24): blooming

Peak wildflower bloom at Rowena Plateau/Tom McCall Preserve is typically from late March through April into late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from late February until late June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Typical year:

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* 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.