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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)Achillea millefolium
Common Names yarrow
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
monkshood (Aconitum columbianum)Aconitum columbianum
Common Names Monk's Hood
Family Buttercup
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Short Description 1.5 to 7 feet tall.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
short-beaked agroseris, false dandelion (Agoseris glauca)
Agoseris glauca
Common Names false dandelion, short-beaked agroseris, pale agoseri
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Tumble pigweed (Amaranthus albus)Amaranthus albus
Common Names tumble pigweed
Family Amaranth
Flower Color Green
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Amaranthus albus, tumble pigweed
Introduced Yes
Weed
prostrate pigweed (Amaranthus blitoides)Amaranthus blitoides
Common Names prostrate pigweed
Family Amaranth
Plant Type Herb
Weed Yes
fiddleneck (Amsinckia intermedia)
Amsinckia intermedia
Common Names fiddleneck
Family Borage
Flower Color Yellow or Purple
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Hay containing fiddleneck is poisonous to livestock
Weed Can be
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)Anaphalis margaritacea
Common Names western pearly everlasting
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Piper's anemone, windflower (Anemone piperi)
Anemone piperi
Common Names Piper's anemone, windflower
Family Buttercup
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Pearly Pussytoes (Antennaria anaphaloides)Antennaria anaphaloides
Common Names pearly pussytoes
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White, yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Dogbane, spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)Apocynum androsaemifolium
Common Names spreading dogbane, dogbane
Family Dogbane
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Poisonous juice.
Native Yes
Weed Noxious
rocky mountain red columbine(Aquilegia formosa) Aquilegia formosa
Common Names rocky mountain red columbine
Family Buttercup
Flower Color Red
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall and many locations
Native Yes
Weed No
Heart-leafed Arnica (Arnica cordifolia)Arnica cordifolia
Common Names heart-leafed arnica
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Leaves: Heart shaped
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
Asclepias speciosa
Common Names showy milkweed
Family Milkweed
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed Can be
showy aster, alpine aster, mountain aster (Aster alpigenus var. haydenii)Aster alpigenus var. haydenii
Common Names showy aster, alpine aster, mountain aster
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
curvepod milkvetch (Astragalus curvicarpus)
Astragalus curvicarpus
Common Names curvepod milkvetch, sickle milkvetch
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Mulford's milkvetch (Astragalus mulfordiae)Astragalus mulfordiae
Common Names Mulford's milkvetch
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Purple, white
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
hairy balsamroot (Balsamorhiza hirsuta)

Balsamorhiza hirsuta
Common Names hairy balsamroot
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Perennial
Native Yes
Weed No
hooker's balsamroot (Balsamorhiza hookeri)Balsamorhiza hookeri
Common Names hooker's balsamroot
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)Balsamorhiza sagittata
Common Names arrowleaf balsamroot
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
McCall and many locations
club fruit (Camissonia claviformis)
Camissonia claviformis
Common Names club fruit
Family Evening Primrose
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)Capsella bursa-pastoris
Common Names shepherd's purse
Family Mustard
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Flat, triangular pods are all along a fine stalk. Leaves are pinnatifid. The plant forms a rosette.
Location McCall
Native No
Weed Yes
hoary cress, whitetop (Cardaria spp.)
Cardaria spp.
Common Names hoary cress, whitetop
Family Mustard
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Noxious
Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)
Castilleja miniata
Common Names Indian paintbrush
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Orange, faded
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Rare in camp.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Douglas false yarrow, Douglas' dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)
Chaenactis douglasii
Common Names Chaenactis, Douglas false yarrow, Douglas' dustymaiden
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White to pink
Plant Type Herb
fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)

Chamerion angustifolium
Common Names fireweed
Family Evening Primrose
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Cichorium intybus
Common Names chicory
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native No
Weed Yes
water hemlock (Cicuta douglasii)Cicuta douglasii
Common Names water hemlock
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Poisionous plant, wet soil. Leaves: 1-3 times pinnate
Location McCall
Weed Noxious
Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)
Cirsium arvense
Common Names Canada thistle
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Perennial, deep-seated creeping underground roots. Leaves: Spiny, pinnatifid
Location McCall
Native No
Weed Noxious
Utah Thistle (Cirsium utahense)Cirsium utahense
Common Names Utah thistle
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Cirsium vulgare
Common Names bull thistle
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Biennial.
Location McCall
Native No
Weed Noxious
Clarkia (Clarkia pulchella)
Clarkia pulchella
Common Names Clarkia, elkhorn clarkia, pink fairies, pinkfairies, deer horn
Family Evening Primrose
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
spring beauty(Claytonia lanceolata)Claytonia lanceolata
Common Names spring beauty
Family Purslane
Flower Color White to pink
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
sugar bowl (Clematis hirsutissima)Clematis hirsutissima
Common Names sugar bowl
Family Buttercup
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Yellow Beeplant (Cleome lutea)Cleome lutea
Common Names yellow beeplant, yellow spiderflower
Family Caper
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed Can be
rocky mountain beeplant (Cleome serrulata)Cleome serrulata
Common Names rocky mountain beeplant
Family Caper
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed Can be
Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora)
Collinsia parviflora
Common Names Blue-eyed Mary
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Blue and white
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Very small plant, flowers.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)Conium maculatum
Common Names poison hemlock
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Noxious
Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)Convolvulus arvensis
Common Names Field bindweed
Family Morningglory
Flower Color White/Purple
Plant Type Herb
Introduced Europe
Native No
Weed Yes
tapertip hawksbeard, longleaf hawksbeard, long-leafed hawksbeard
(Crepis acuminata)
Crepis acuminata
Common Names longleaf hawksbeard, tapertip hawksbeard, long-leafed hawksbeard
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Matted Cryptantha (Cryptantha circumscissa)Cryptantha circumscissa
Common Names matted cryptantha
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Watershed Owyhee
Weed No
cryptantha (Cryptantha glomerata)
Cryptantha glomerata
Common Names cryptantha
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Blue Mountain prairie clover, Western prairie clover (Dalea ornata)
Dalea ornata
Common Names Blue Mountain prairie clover, Western prairie clover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Queen Anne's lace, Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)Daucus carota
Common Names Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Weed Yes
little larkspur (Delphinium bicolor)Delphinium bicolor
Common Names little larkspur
Family Buttercup
Plant Type Herb
Native , Yes
Weed No
blue larkspur (Delphinium bicolor)
Delphinium bicolor
Common Names blue larkspur, little larkspur
Family Buttercup
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Descurainia sp.
Common Names tansy mustard
Family Mustard
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Steer's head (Dicentra uniflora)Dicentra uniflora
Common Names steer's head
Family Bleeding heart or Fumatory
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Jeffrey's shooting star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi)

Dodecatheon jeffreyi
Common Names Jeffrey's shooting star
Family Primrose
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall and many locations
Native Yes
Weed No
shootingstar (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
Dodecatheon pulchellum
Common Names shootingstar
Family Primrose
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
showy downingia (Downingia elegans)Downingia elegans
Common Names showy downingia
Family Harebell
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Epilobium watsonii
Common Names Watson's willow -herb
Family Evening Primrose
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
basin rayless daisy, rayless fleabane (Erigeron concinnus var. aphanactis)
Erigeron concinnus var. aphanactis
Common Names basin rayless daisy, rayless fleabane, rayless shaggy fleabane
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Wooly Daisy (Erigeron divergens)Erigeron divergens
Common Names Wooly Daisy
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Pale lavender
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Oregon Sunshine, wooly sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum)Eriophyllum lanatum
Common Names Oregon sunshine, wooly sunflower
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
storksbill, filaree (Erodium cicutarium)
Erodium cicutarium
Common Names storksbill, filaree
Family Geranium
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Leaves: Pinnate-pinnatifid. Native of Europe or Asia.
Location McCall
Native No
Weed No
Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)Fragaria virginiana
Common Names Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Frasera montana
Common Names white frasera
Family Gentian
Flower Color White, cream
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Small perrenial.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
blanket flower (Gaillardia pinnatifida)Gaillardia pinnatifida
Common Names blanket flower
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow, red
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Galium aparine
Common Names cleavers
Family Madder
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Weed Yes
sweet woodruf, bedstraw (Galium boreale)
Galium boreale
Common Names sweet woodruf, bedstraw
Family Madder
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall and many locations
Weed Yes
explorer's bog gentian, northern gentian (Gentiana acuta)

Gentiana acuta
Common Names explorer's bog gentian, northern gentian
Family Gentian
Flower Color Purple, blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Sticky Geranium (Geranium viscosissimum)Geranium viscosissimum
Common Names sticky geranium, sticky purple geranium
Family Geranium
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Leaves: Palmately divided
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Scarlet Gilia (Gilia aggregata)Gilia aggregata
Common Names scarlet gilia
Family Phlox
Flower Color Red
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
curlycup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)
Grindelia squarrosa
Common Names curlycup gumweed
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed Can be
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Helianthus annuus
Common Names sunflower
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed Can be
cow parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)
Heracleum lanatum
Common Names cow parsnip
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Photosensitive skin reaction, wet soil. Is poisonous to humans.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Jagged Chickweed (Holosteum umbellatum)Holosteum umbellatum
Common Names jagged chickweed
Family Pink
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Yes
dwarf waterleaf (Hydrophyllum capitatum)Hydrophyllum capitatum
Common Names dwarf waterleaf
Family Waterleaf
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
St. John's Wort (Hypericum formosum var. Scouleri)Hypericum formosum var. Scouleri
Common Names St. John's Wort
Family St. John's Wort
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Weed Yes
prickly lettuce, compass plant (Lactuca serriola )
Lactuca serriola
Common Names prickly lettuce, compass plant
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
stickseed, wild forget-me-not(Lappula velutina)Lappula velutina
Common Names stickseed, wild forget-me-not
Family Borage
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
peavine (Lathyrus nevadensis)Lathyrus nevadensis
Common Names peavine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Lavender, light blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
bladder pod (Lesquerella douglasii)
Lesquerella douglasii
Common Names bladder pod
Family Mustard
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)
Lewisia rediviva
Common Names Bitterroot, Bitter root
Family Purslane
Flower Color White/Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
butter and eggs, bread and butter (Linaria vulgaris)
Linaria vulgaris
Common Names butter and eggs, bread and butter
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native No
Weed Noxious, Yes
prairie star, woodland star (Lithophragma heterophyllum)
Lithophragma heterophyllum
Common Names woodland star, prairie star
Family Saxifrage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
puccoon, wayside gromwell (Lithospermum ruderale)
Lithospermum ruderale
Common Names puccoon, wayside gromwell
Family Borage
Flower Color Yellowish
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
desert swale parsley (Lomatium ambiguum)Lomatium ambiguum
Common Names desert swale parsley
Family Parsley
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Canby's lomatium (Lomatium canbyi)
Lomatium canbyi
Common Names Canby's lomatium
Family Parsley
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
barestem lomatium (Lomatium nudicaule)
Lomatium nudicaule
Common Names barestem lomatium, bare-stem desert parsley
Family Parsley
Flower Color Yellowish
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Nine-leaved Desert Parsley (Lomatium triternatum)Lomatium triternatum
Common Names nine-leaved desert parsley
Family Parsley
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Birds Foot Trefoil (Lotus Corniculatus)Lotus corniculatus
Common Names bird's-foot trefoil
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Can be
kellogg spurred lupine(Lupinus caudatus)
Lupinus caudatus
Common Names kellogg spurred lupine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Lupinus sp.
Common Names bluebonnet, lupine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Leaves: Palmate compound
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Skunk Cabbage (Lysichitum americanum)Lysichitum americanum
Common Names skunk cabbage
Family Calla-lily
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)Lythrum salicaria
Common Names purple loosestrife
Family Loosestrife
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Noxious
tall purple aster, hoary aster, hoary tansyaster (Machaeranthera canescens)
Machaeranthera canescens
Common Names tall purple aster, hoary aster, hoary tansyaster
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
common mallow, cheeseweed (Malva neglecta)
Malva neglecta
Common Names common mallow, cheeseweed
Family Mallow
Flower Color Purple, white
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Yes
HorehoundMarrubium vulgare
Common Names white horehound, horehound
Family Mint
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Horehound
Location McCall and many locations
Native No
Weed Yes
yellow sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis )
Melilotus officinalis
Common Names yellow sweetclover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
blazing star (Mentzelia laevicaulis)
Mentzelia laevicaulis
Common Names blazing star, smoothstem blazingstar
Family Blazing Star
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Long-flowered Bluebell (Mertensia longifloria)Mertensia longifloria
Common Names long-flowered bluebell
Family Borage
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
broad-leaf bluebells (Mertensia platyphylla)
Mertensia platyphylla
Common Names broad-leaf bluebells
Family Borage
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Nodding Microseris (Microseris Nutans)Microseris nutans
Common Names nodding microseris
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Cusick's monkeyflower (Mimulus cusickii)
Mimulus cusickii
Common Names Cusick's monkeyflower
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Magenta
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Lewis' monkeyflower(Mimulus lewisii)Mimulus lewisii
Common Names Lewis' monkeyflower
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Magenta
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
dwarf purple monkeyflower (Mimulus nanus)
Mimulus nanus
Common Names dwarf purple monkeyflower
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
little yellow monkeyflower(Mimulus primuloides)Mimulus primuloides
Common Names little yellow monkeyflower
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
bigleaf sandwort, franklin's sandwort (Moehringia macrophylla)
Moehringia macrophylla
Common Names bigleaf sandwort, franklin's sandwort
Family Pink
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description previously known as Arenaria macrophylla
Native Yes
Weed No
water montia, water miner's lettuce (Montia chamissoi)Montia chamissoi
Common Names water montia, water miner's lettuce
Family Purslane
Flower Color White/Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
narrowleaf minerslettuce, indian lettuce (Montia linearis)Montia linearis
Common Names narrowleaf minerslettuce, indian lettuce
Family Purslane
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Miner's lettuce (Montia perfoliata)
Montia perfoliata
Common Names Miner's lettuce
Family Purslane
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Introduced North America
Weed No
yellow water lily, indian pond lily(Nuphar polysepala)
Nuphar polysepala
Common Names yellow water lily, indian pond lily
Family Water Lily
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
tansey-leaf evening primrose (Oenothera tanacetifolia)
growing on a dry lake bottom.Oenothera tanacetifolia
Common Names tansey-leaf evening primrose
Family Evening Primrose
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
sweet cicely (Osmorhiza chilensis)Osmorhiza chilensis
Common Names sweet cicely
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
wild peony (Paeonia brownii)Paeonia brownii
Common Names Wild Peony
Family Buttercup
Flower Color Brown-reddish
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Compact near ground. Leaves: Deeply lobed, leathery
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Elephanthead (Pedicularis groenlandica)Pedicularis groenlandica
Common Names elephanthead
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
parrot's beak, sickletop(Pedicularis racemosa)Pedicularis racemosa
Common Names parrot's beak, sickletop
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Cream, others
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Leaves: Leaves toothed
Location McCall
sand-dune penstemon, sand-hill penstemon (Penstemon acuminatus)
Penstemon acuminatus
Common Names sanddune penstemon, sharp-leafed penstemon, sand penstemon, sandhill penstemon
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Purple, blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Cusick's Penstemon (Penstemon Cusickii)Penstemon cusickii
Common Names Cusick's penstemon, Cusick's beartongue
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
hot-rock penstemon (Penstemon deustus)
Penstemon deustus
Common Names hot-rock penstemon
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Gairdneri's beardtongue, Gairdneri's penstemon (Penstemon gairdneri)Penstemon gairdneri
Common Names Gairdneri's beardtongue
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color light purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Glandular Penstemon (Penstemon Glandulosus) Penstemon glandulosus
Common Names glandular penstemon, stickystem penstemon
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Blue, lavender
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes, Yes
Palmer's penstemon(Penstemon palmeri)Penstemon palmeri
Common Names Palmer's penstemon
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed No
Short-lobed Penstemon (Penstemon Seorsus)Penstemon seorsus
Common Names short-lobed penstemon, shortlobe penstemon
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Purple, blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Penstemon spp.
Common Names penstemon, beardtongue
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Wilcoxs penstemon (Penstemon wilcoxii)Penstemon wilcoxii
Common Names Wilcoxs penstemon
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Purple, blue
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Common summer flower at McCall, ID.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
yampah (Perideridia gairdneri)Perideridia gairdneri
Common Names yampah
Family Parsley
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Linear-leafed Phacelia (Phacelia linearis)Phacelia linearis
Common Names linear-leafed phacelia, threadleaf phacelia
Family Waterleaf
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Hood's phlox(Phlox hoodii)
Phlox hoodii
Common Names Hood's phlox
Family Phlox
Flower Color White to pink
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
long-leafed phlox(Phlox longifolia)Phlox longifolia
Common Names long-leafed phlox
Family Phlox
Flower Color White to pink
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium pulcherrimum)
Polemonium pulcherrimum
Common Names Jacob's Ladder
Family Phlox
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Leaves: Alt. pinnately compound
Location McCall and many locations
Native Yes
Weed No
common purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Portulaca oleracea
Common Names common purslane
Family Purslane
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Common purslane
Native No
Weed Yes
cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.)
Potentilla spp.
Common Names cinquefoil
Family Rose
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Pteridium aquilinum
Common Names bracken fern
Family Polypod
Flower Color -none-
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Bracken fern is a common forest understory fern.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Pyrola chlorantha
Common Names green pyrola
Family Heath
Flower Color Green-white
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Pyrola secunda
Common Names sidebells pyrola
Family Heath
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Short Description 9-12" tall.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Pyrola sp
Common Names lesser pyrola
Family Heath
Flower Color Pink, rose
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
buttercup (Ranunculus glaberrimus)Ranunculus glaberrimus
Common Names sagebrush buttercup
Family Buttercup
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
buttercup (Ranunculus sp)
Ranunculus sp
Common Names buttercup
Family Buttercup
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
bur buttercup, hornseed buttercup (Ranunculus testiculatus)
Ranunculus testiculatus
Common Names bur buttercup, hornseed buttercup, curveseed butterwort, testiculate buttercup
Family Buttercup
Flower Color Yellowish
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Yes
western coneflower (Rudbeckia occidentalis)Rudbeckia occidentalis
Common Names western coneflower
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Brown
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Brown cone, not showy.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) 
Rumex acetosella
Common Names sheep sorrel
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Pink, Yellow, Creamy White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Weed Can be
bouncingbet, soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)
Saponaria officinalis
Common Names bouncingbet, soapwort
Family Pink
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Herb
Short Description European origin, escaped as a weed, toxic to livestock but seldom consumed.
Native No
Weed Yes
Stonecrop (Sedum sp.)Sedum sp.
Common Names stonecrop
Family Stonecrop
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Senecio serra
Common Names butterweed groundsel
Family Composites, Sunflower
Plant Type Herb
Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Solidago canadensis
Common Names Canada goldenrod
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed Can be
Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana)
Sphaeralcea munroana
Common Names orange globe mallow, Munro's globemallow
Family Mallow
Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)Tanacetum vulgare
Common Names common tansy
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall and many locations
Native No
Weed Noxious
dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Taraxacum officinale
Common Names dandelion
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native No
Weed Yes
Meadow Rue (Thalictrum occidentale)Thalictrum occidentale
Common Names meadow rue
Family Buttercup
Flower Color Brown
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
golden pea (Thermopsis montana)
Thermopsis montana
Common Names golden pea
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Not palatable to livestock
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
pennycress, field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)Thlaspi arvense
Common Names pennycress, field pennycress
Family Mustard
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Weed No
Western salsify, yellow salsify, yellow goats beard (Tragopogon dubius) Tragopogon dubius
Common Names yellow salsify, yellow goats beard, Western salsify
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Trifolium pratense
Common Names red clover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native No
Weed No
Valerian (Valeriana sp.)Valeriana sp.
Common Names valerian
Family Valerian
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria)Verbascum blattaria
Common Names moth mullein
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color White/Purple
Plant Type Herb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)Verbascum thapsus
Common Names common mullein
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native No
Weed Can be
American speedwell (Veronica americana)
Veronica americana
Common Names American speedwell
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Purple, blue
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
early blue violet (Viola adnuca var. unknown)
Viola adnuca var. unknown
Common Names early blue violet
Family Violet
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
pale mountain violet (Viola adunca var. glabra)
Viola adunca var. glabra
Common Names pale mountain violet
Family Violet
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
beckwith's violet (Viola beckwithii)
Viola beckwithii
Common Names Beckwith's violet
Family Violet
Flower Color Purple, white
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
yellow prarie violet, yellow mountain violet (Viola venosa)
Viola venosa
Common Names yellow prairie violet, yellow mountain violet
Family Violet
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Mule's Ear (Wyethia amplexicaulis)Wyethia amplexicaulis
Common Names mule's ear, mule-ears
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
white-rayed wyethia (Wyethia helianthoides)
Wyethia helianthoides
Common Names white-rayed wyethia, sunflower mule-ears
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No

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