OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Priority Species/Photo Gallery

OST has identified eight Oregon native plant species of priority interest.  These species were chosen for a variety of reasons; they are common over the state, are easy to identify, and are of interest to researchers. Several of these species are also of interest nationally in the Green Wave campaign.

Priority species list and photo gallery (click on name for photos)
(start by chosing one or more from this list if you have them available)

vine maple (Acer circinatumIn an effort to increase data of interest to our research partners we have a special request to observe vine maple if you have it.
bigleaf maple
(Acer macrophyllum)
ponderosa pine
(Pinus ponderosa)
Pacific ninebark
(Physocarpus capitatus)
black cottonwood
(Populus balsamifera)
Douglas-fir
(Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Oregon white oak
  (Quercus garryana)
common snowberry 
(Symphoricarpos albus)

 

Additional Eastside priority species

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentate)
antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)
rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)


Additional species list  (if you do not have a priority species available)

This species list contains plants of more limited distribution, or of special interest to certain habitats. 

grand fir (Abies grandis)
Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)
redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor)
lodgepole pine/shore pine (Pinus contorta)
Himalayan blackberry (Rubus  discolor)
blue elderberry (Sambucus nigra-cerulea)
common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
red alder (Alnus rubra)
Saskatoon serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)
Pacific madrone (Arbutus Menziesii )
Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii)
Oregon ash (Fraxinus latifolia)
toughleaf iris (Iris tenax)
western larch (Larix occidentalis)
Indian plum (Oemleria cerasiformis)
mock orange (Philadelphus lewisii)
redflower currant (Ribes sanguineum)
red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
Pacific trillium (Trillium ovatum)
western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla