Some Native wildflowers you will find out at Paradise Vista subdivision…..

Here in Southern Oregon particularly in Grants Pass, OR out at the Paradise Vista sub-division we have many species of woodland wildflowers.   The 5 acres lots generate many of the flowers that are below:

Leafless Pyrola

Leafless Pyrola-pink woodland wildflower

Pyrola species are common woodland wildflowers. Sometimes they are leafless, in which case they are saprophytes, absorbing their nutrients from the rich soil humus. All such, regardless of their biological species, were once classified as Leafless Pyrola (P. aphylla), but leafless phases with pink flowers are probably Bog Wintergreen (P. asarifolia).

Shooting Star

Shooting Star-magenta woodland wildflower

Shooting stars are in the Primrose family.
Flowers: Distinctive flowers with five bright magenta, blue or white petals that flare rearward, resembling the tail of a shooting star. Stamens are fused into a dark snout. Several flowers hang from the top of a straight leafless stalk.  It has roundish leaves in a basal rosette. They tend to be 16 inches and the flowers are 1-1 1/2 inches long.   They are in bloom from May – July and the habitat for these wildflowers are in Foothills or Subalpine they grow in moist areas, near streams and seeps.

Siskiyou Iris

Siskiyou Iris-woodland wildflower

Key identifying features for the Siskiyou Iris: 1. Stems mostly encased with short green or brown overlapping bract-like leaves 2. Flower tube short (around ¼ inch) and stout  3. Leaves broad (½ inch), thick, stiff and distinctly two-sided  4. Base of leaves and stalk usually tinted pink to reddish-brown.  The flower color is  cream to golden-yellow flowers, marked with reddish-brown lines. A deep golden zone often seen in center of petal.  The habitat for the iris is in shaded sites in dry pine forest, or in meadows in the shade of large shrubs or bracken ferns.

Large-Flowered Collomia

Large Flowered Collomia-woodland wildflower

This woodland wildflower is erect, sometimes has branched stems. Basal leaves lance-shaped, toothed; stem leaves lance-shaped to linear, without teeth. Flowers in compact head at stem tip. Flower with long tube flared at top to 5 oval lobes, usually salmon but sometimes white or yellow; pollen deep blue. Grows in dry soils in lightly wooded areas from sea level to mid elevations.  Rarity: Common, Flowering Time: Mid Summer,  Life Cycle: Annual, Height: 4–36 inches, Habitat: Dry Soils, Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, and Found In: Siskiyou Mountains.

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