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Agrimony: Tall Hairy Agrimony, Common Agrimony, Hooked Agrimony, Tall Hairy Grooveburr

Agrimonia gryposepala*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Alfalfa: Black Medic, Black Hay, Hop Clover, Hop Medic, Yellow Trefoil

Medicago lupulina
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Balsamroot: Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Balsamorhiza sagittata*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Barberry: Creeping Oregon Grape, Creeping Barberry

Mahonia repens*
(Native) Family: Berberidaceae – Barberry family
Blanketflower: Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel

Gaillardia pulchella*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Buttercup: Bulbous Buttercup

Ranunculus bulbosus
(Introduced) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
California Poppy: California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica*
(Native) Family: Papaveraceae – Poppy family
Cat's Ear: Hairy Cat's Ear, False Dandelion

Hypochaeris radicata*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Cinquefoil: Sulfur Cinquefoil, Roughfruit Cinquefoil

Potentilla recta*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Clover: Low-Hop Clover, Field Clover, Large Hop Clover, Hop Trefoil

Trifolium campestre*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Clover: Woolly Head Clover, Hairy Head Clover, Cascade Clover, Cusick’s Clover, Martin’s Clover, Fuzzyleaf CloverDicot Perennial

Trifolium eriocephalum*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Coneflower: Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Dandelion: Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Evening Primrose: Common Evening Primrose, Evening Star, Sun Drop

Oenothera biennis*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Fawnlily: Yellow Avalanche Lily, Glacier Lily

Erythronium grandiflorum
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Fiddleneck: Common Fiddleneck, Menzie's Fiddleneck, Rancher's Fiddleneck

Amsinckia menziesii*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Fleabane: Scabland Fleabane, Bloomer's Daisy, Bloomer's Fleabane

Erigeron bloomeri*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Fritillaria: Yellowbells, Yellow Fritillary, Yellow Missionbells, Gold Bell

Fritillaria pudica*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Goatsbeard: Yellow Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant

Tragopogon dubius*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Goldenaster - False: Camphorweed, Camphor Weed, False Goldenaster

Heterotheca subaxillaris*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Goldenrod: Tall Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod

Solidago altissima*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Hawksbeard: Limestone Hawksbeard, Smallflower Hawksbeard

Crepis intermedia*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Honeysuckle: Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica*
(Introduced) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Indian Strawberry: Indian Strawberry, India Mockstrawberry

Duchesnea indica*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Iris: Yellow Flag Iris, Paleyellow Iris, Yellow Iris, Water Flag

Iris pseudacorus*
(Introduced) Family: Iridaceae – Iris family
Ladyslipper: Yellow Ladyslipper, Lesser Yellow Lady’s Slipper, Greater Yellow Lady’s Slipper, Small Flowered Yellow Lady’s Slipper

Cypripedium parviflorum*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Lettuce: Wild Lettuce, Canada Lettuce

Lactuca canadensis*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Lettuce: Prickly Lettuce, China Lettuce

Lactuca serriola*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Lotus: American Lotus, Water Lotus, Water Chinquapin, Yellow Lotus

Nelumbo lutea*
(Native) Family: Nelumbonaceae – Indian lotus
Mayweed: Pineapple Weed, Wild Chamomile, Rayless Chamomile, Disc Mayweed

Matricaria discoidea*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Meadow-rue: Western Meadow-rue, Western Meadowrue, Meadow Rue

Thalictrum occidentale
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Milkvetch: Canada Milkvetch, Little Rattlepod

Astragalus canadensis*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Milkweed: Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Mimosa: Silk Tree, Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Monkeyflower: Yellow Monkeyflower, Common Monkeyflower, Seep Monkeyflower

Mimulus guttatus
(Native) Family: Phrymaceae - Lopseed Family
Monkeyflower: Dwarf Purple Mimulus, Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower

Mimulus nanus*
(Native) Family: Phrymaceae - Lopseed Family
Mullein: Common Mullein, Great Mullein

Verbascum thapsus*
(Introduced) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Mullein: Moth Mullein

Verbascum blattaria
(Introduced) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Pearly Everlasting: Pearly Everlasting, Western Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Peony: Western Peony

Paeonia brownii*
(Native) Family: Paeoniaceae– Peony family
Pond-lily: Yellow Pond Lily, Cowlily, Spatterdock

Nuphar lutea*
(Native) Family: Nymphaeaceae – Water-lily family
Prairie Coneflower: Mexican Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Red Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Thimbleflower

Ratibida columnifera*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Primrose-willow: Wingleaf Primrose-willow, Wingstem Water Primrose, Willow Primrose, Upright Primrose-willow

Ludwigia decurrens*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Senna: Sicklepod, Sicklepod Senna, Java Bean, Blunt-leaf Senna, Chinese Senna, Arsenic Weed

Senna obtusifolia*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Sneezeweed: Bitterweed, Bitter Sneezeweed, Yellowdicks

Helenium amarum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sneezeweed: Autumn Sneezeweed, Common Sneezeweed, False Sunflower, Staggerwort, Yellow Star

Helenium autumnale*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Spring Beauty: Lanceleaf Spring Beauty, Western Spring Beauty

Claytonia lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Portulacaceae – Purslane family
Spurge: Wild Poinsettia, Mexican Fireplant, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia

Euphorbia cyathophora
(Native) Family: Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Stonecrop: Wormleaf Stonecrop, Narrow-leaved Sedum

Sedum stenopetalum*
(Native) Family: Crassulaceae – Stonecrop family
Stoneseed: Western Stoneseed, Columbia Puccoon, Yellow Puccoon

Lithospermum ruderale*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Sunflower: Jerusalem Artichoke, Jerusalem Sunflower, Sunchoke, Girasole

Helianthus tuberosus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sweetclover: Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Common Melilot, Field Melilot, Cornilla Real, White Sweetclover

Melilotus officinalis*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Tickseed: Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Toadflax: Dalmation Toadflax, Broadleaf Toadflax

Linaria dalmatica*
(Introduced) Family: Plantaginaceae – Plantain family
Trumpet Creeper: Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans
(Native) Family: Bignoniaceae – Bignonia family
Trumpet Flower: Large Flowered Collomia, Grand Collomia, Mountain Collomia

Collomia grandiflora*
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Violet: Goosefoot Violet, Goosefoot Yellow Violet, Mountain Violet

Viola purpurea*
(Native) Family: Violaceae – Violet family

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Updated Jul 05, 2013