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 circinatum)
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 species list  
(add these later, or 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)
quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
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 )
big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentate)
Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii)
rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)
Oregon ash (Fraxinus latifolia)
toughleaf iris (Iris tenax)
western larch (Larix occidentalis)
Indian plum (Oemleria cerasiformis)
mock orange (Philadelphus lewisii)
antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)
redflower currant (Ribes sanguineum)
red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
Pacific trillium (Trillium ovatum)
western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla