Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Southern Oregon/Siskiyous

Waldo‑Takilma & French Flat

Josephine County, Oregon

Waldo-Taklima ACEC & French Flat ACEC (BLM)

Fees: none

Activity: walking

Current status (as of 4/18/24): blooming

Notes: These two little-known Areas of Critical Environmental Concern don't look like much at first glance, but there are a surprising number of early wildflowers in the rocky flats of Waldo-Takilma and the meadows of French Flat. (Note that there are no public trails connecting the two areas; you have to drive around and access each area separately.)

Peak wildflower bloom at Waldo-Takilma & French Flat is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until late June.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Lewisia oppositifolia, Limnanthes alba, Lomatium cookii

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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.