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velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti )Abutilon theophrasti
Common Names velvetleaf
Family Mallow
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description A large, aggressive annual weed.
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Noxious
short-beaked agroseris, false dandelion (Agoseris glauca)
Agoseris glauca
Common Names short-beaked agroseris, false dandelion, pale agoseri
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
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
big sage, sagebrush, big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
Artemisia tridentata
Common Names big sage, sagebrush, big sagebrush
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Watershed Malheur, Owyhee, Snake, Weiser
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
threadstalk milkvetch, basalt milkvetch (Astragalus filipes)
Astragalus filipes
Common Names threadstalk milkvetch, basalt milkvetch
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
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
black mustard (Brassica nigra)Brassica nigra
Common Names black mustard
Family Mustard
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
club fruit (Camissonia claviformis)
Camissonia claviformis
Common Names club fruit
Family Evening Primrose
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Cusick's Indian paintbrush (Castilleja cusickii)
Castilleja cusickii
Common Names Cusick's Indian paintbrush
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis)Centaurea solstitialis
Common Names yellow starthistle
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native No
Weed Yes
rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea)
Chondrilla juncea
Common Names rush skeletonweed
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
cleomella (Cleomella macbrideana)Cleomella macbrideana
Common Names Cleomella
Family Caper
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Short Description The cleomella pictured here was found on very poor, bare clay soil in the Succor Creek watershed.
Native Yes
Weed No
Yellow Beeplant (Cleome lutea)Cleome lutea
Common Names yellow spiderflower , yellow beeplant
Family Caper
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed Can be
tapertip hawksbeard, longleaf hawksbeard, long-leafed hawksbeard
(Crepis acuminata)
Crepis acuminata
Common Names tapertip hawksbeard, longleaf hawksbeard, long-leafed hawksbeard
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Low hawksbeard, modoc hawksbeard(Crepis modocensis)Crepis modocensis
Common Names low hawksbeard, modoc hawksbeard
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
Flixweed (Descurainia sophia)
Descurainia sophia
Common Names flixweed
Family Mustard
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native No
Weed Noxious
Descurainia sp.
Common Names tansy mustard
Family Mustard
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
gray rabbitbrush, rubber rabbitbrush, gray rabbit brush, rubber rabbit brush (Ericameria nauseosa)
Ericameria nauseosa
Common Names rubber rabbit brush, gray rabbit brush, gray rabbitbrush, rubber rabbitbrush
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Gray rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) grows throughout Malheur County and surrounding areas of the intermountain west. It is an early succession plant following fire. Gray rabbitbrush is also known as rubber rabbitbrush and is a member of the Composite or Aster family.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
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
sulphur-flowered buckwheat, sulphur buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum)
Eriogonum umbellatum
Common Names sulphur buckwheat, sulphur-flowered buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
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
Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum)

Erythronium grandiflorum
Common Names glacier lily
Family Lily
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)Euphorbia esula
Common Names leafy spurge
Family Spurge
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Introduced Yes
Weed Yes
Yellow Bell (Fritillaria pudica)Fritillaria pudica
Common Names yellowbell
Family Lily
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
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
broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae)
Gutierrezia sarothrae
Common Names broom snakeweed
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub - grass
Short Description Poisonous
Native Yes
Weed No
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Helianthus annuus
Common Names sunflower
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed Can be
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
Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus)Iris pseudacorus
Common Names yellow flag
Family Iris
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Short Description Introduced plant, conspicuous along edges of ponds, irrigation canals.
Native No
Weed Can be
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
bladder pod (Lesquerella douglasii)
Lesquerella douglasii
Common Names bladder pod
Family Mustard
Flower Color Yellow
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
desert swale parsley (Lomatium ambiguum)Lomatium ambiguum
Common Names desert swale parsley
Family Parsley
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
cous biscuit-root, cous-root desert-parsley (Lomatium cous)
Lomatium cous
Common Names cous biscuit-root, cous-root desert-parsley
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Gray's lomatium, Gray's desert parsley (Lomatium grayi)
Lomatium grayi
Common Names Gray's lomatium, Gray's desert parsley
Family Parsley
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
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
Skunk Cabbage (Lysichitum americanum)Lysichitum americanum
Common Names skunk cabbage
Family Calla-lily
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Oregon Grape (Mahonia repens)Mahonia repens
Common Names Oregon grape
Family Barberry
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Grape-like berries. Leaves: Prickly toothed leaflets
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
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
whitestem blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)Mentzelia albicaulis
Common Names whitestem blazingstar
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native 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
Nodding Microseris (Microseris Nutans)Microseris nutans
Common Names nodding microseris
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
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
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
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
Diverse-leafed Cinquefoil (Potentilla diversifolia)Potentilla diversifolia
Common Names diverse-leafed cinquefoil
Family Rose
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.)
Potentilla spp.
Common Names cinquefoil
Family Rose
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)Purshia tridentata
Common Names antelope bitterbrush, bitterbrush
Family Rose
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Nearby Camp Morrison.
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
Peach-leaf Willow (Salix amygdaloides)Salix amygdaloides
Common Names peach-leaf willow
Family Willow
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub - Tree
Stonecrop (Sedum sp.)Sedum sp.
Common Names stonecrop
Family Stonecrop
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
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
annual sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus)Sonchus oleraceus
Common Names annual sowthistle
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native No
Weed Yes
Prince's plume (Stanleya pinnata)

Stanleya pinnata
Common Names Prince's plume
Family Mustard
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)Tanacetum vulgare
Common Names common tansy
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
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
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
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
Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris L.)Tribulus terrestris L.
Common Names puncturevine, goathead, Mexican sandbur, Texas sandbur, tackweed
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Introduced 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
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-ears, mule's ear
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No

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Clinton.Shock@oregonstate.edu

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