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Biodiversity

Deschutes Basin Plants

The broad range of habitats in the Deschutes Basin support nearly 100 different species of plants and trees. The diverse vegetation includes sage communities, grasslands, conifer forests and wetland species. For more information on Deschutes Basin plants see:

The Oregon Flora Project -- View photos, identification keys and distribution maps of plants in Oregon. Look up plants by scientific or common name. Information also available on a mobile app.

Institute for Natural Resources. Oregon Biodiversity Information Center - Provides information on invasive, rare, threatened and endangered plant species in Oregon.

US Forest Services Celebrating Wildflowers -- Contains fact sheets and background information about wildflowers including suggested viewing areas within the Pacific Northwest on US Forest Service lands.

The Native Plant Society of Oregon -- View articles, photos and resource links for learning more about Oregon's unique plants. The Society also sponsors field trips and activities for plant enthusiasts.

Authored by Maria Wright, Faculty Research Assistant, Institute for Natural Resources and Caitlin Bell, Staff, Oregon Explorer