OREGON TRAIL WILDFLOWER WALK

OREGON TRAIL WILDFLOWER WALK
mid March through April

Description: For this wildflower walk we venture south of the Boise River, to see what’s in bloom above basalt cliffs along the Oregon Trail. Meet at Oregon Trail Recreation Area parking lot on the south side of Hwy 21/Gowen Road opposite E Lake Forest Drive (NOT the Oregon Trail Reserve accessed from E Lake Forest Drive). We’ll enjoy the early spring flowers of the basalt flats, including several not known from the foothills north of the river. Difficulty: 2-3 miles roundtrip, modest elevation gain. Heavy clay soils; avoid when muddy! No dogs, please.

[THIS WALK NOT YET EDITED]

PLANT LIST [updating needed]

Plants listed in approximate order of encounter within category. * indicates native species

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WILDFLOWERS POSSIBLY IN BLOOM

FERNS

SHRUBS

PRIMARY BUNCHGRASSES (not in bloom, but evident)

SIGNIFICANT NOXIOUS WEEDS (not in bloom, but evident)