[Wildflower Bloom in the Cascade Mountains of Washington: 2005] [Wildflower Bloom in the Cascade Mts. Prior to 2005]

Wildflower Bloom in the Cascade Mts. of Washington

Mt. Adams: Bird Creek Meadows Picnic Area Loop up to Hellroaring Overlook

July 30, 2005

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

1. Silver Fir: Abies amabilis -

2. Grand Fir: Abies grandis var. grandis -

3. Subalpine Fir: Abies lasiocarpa -

4. Western Larch: Larix occidentalis -

5. Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii -

6. Mountain Hemlock: Tsuga mertensiana -

7. Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis -

8. Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri - Common. No flower heads or seed heads present.

9. Showy Sedge: Carex spectabilis -

10. Merten's Rush: Juncus mertensianus -

*11. Hitchcock's Wood-rush: Luzula glabrata ssp. hitchcockii - Reddish foliage.

12. Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides (formerly Sitanion hystrix) -

*13. Cat's-ear Lily, Cascade Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus - Only in bloom above 6000'.

*14. Western False Asphodel, Tofieldia: Tofieldia glutinosa var. brevistyla - Blooming in wet meadows high on the eastern picnic area loop.

*15. Green False Hellebore: Veratrum viride -

16. Bear Grass: Xerophyllum tenax - Only one in bloom, and only about the 5th or 6th I've seen in bloom on Mt. Adams this year!

17. Slender Bog Orchid: Platanthera stricta (formerly Habenaria saccata) -

18. Hooded Ladies' Tresses: Spiranthes romanzoffiana -

*19. Alpine Buckwheat, Dirty Socks: Eriogonum pyrolifolium -

*20. Fleeceflower, Newberry's Knotweed:Aconogonon davisiae var. davisiae (Polygonum newberryi)-

*21. Pussypaws: Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera (formerly Spraguea umbellata) -

*22. Slender Mountain Sandwort: Arenaria capillaris ssp. americana - Only in bloom near the Hellroaring Overlook.

*23. Red Columbine: Aquilegia formosa - A few still in bloom.

24. Rusty Saxifrage: Saxifraga ferruginea var. ferruginea -

*25. Partridgefoot: Luetkea pectinata -

26. Drummond's Cinquefoil: Potentilla drummondii var. drummondii -

*27. Fan-leaf Cinquefoil: Potentilla flabellifolia - Mostly out of bloom.

*28. Rosy Spiraea, Subalpine Spiraea: Spiraea splendens var. splendens -

29. Subalpine Lupine: Lupinus arcticus ssp. subalpinus -

*30. Low Mountain Lupine: Lupinus sellulus ssp. sellulus var. lobbii -

*31. Mt. Adams Lupine: Lupinus sericeus ssp. sericeus var. flexuosus -

32. Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium -

33. Club-fruited Willowherb: Epilobium clavatum -

34. Sharp-tooth Angelica: Angelica arguta -

*35. Gray's Lovage: Ligusticum grayii -

36. Explorer's Gentian: Gentiana calycosa -

37. Western Polemonium: Polemonium occidentale ssp. occidentale -

*38. Common Paintbrush: Castilleja miniata -

*39. Magenta Paintbrush: Castilleja parviflora var. oreopola -

40. Suksdorf's Paintbrush: Castilleja suksdorfii -

*41. Lewis' Monkeyflower: Mimulus lewisii -

42. Primrose Monkeyflower: Mimulus primuloides -

*43. Large Mountain Monkeyflower: Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus -

44. Woodland Beardtongue, Turtleheads: Nothochelone nemorosa -

45. Bracted Lousewort: Pedicularis bracteosa (either var. bracteosa or var. latifolia) - Plants were nearing the end of their bloom, with some yellowish and others with purplish flowers.

*46. Sickletop Lousewort, Ram's-horn Lousewort: Pedicularis racemosa ssp. racemosa -

*47. Glaucous Penstemon: Penstemon euglaucus -

48. Cliff Penstemon: Penstemon rupicola - Some in bloom on cliffs above the picnic area or overlooking Hellroaring Meadows.

*49. American Alpine Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii -

50. Sitka Valerian: Valeriana sitchensis -

51. Yarrow: Achillea millefolium var. alpicola -

52. Western Yarrow: Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis -

53. Woolly Pussytoes: Antennaria lanata -

54. Mt. Arnica: Arnica gracilis -

*55. Mt. Arnica, Broad-leaf Arnica: Arnica latifolia -

*56. Rydberg's Arnica: Arnica rydbergii -

*57. Alpine Aster: Oreostemma alpigenum var. alpigenum (formerly Aster alpigenus var. alpigenus) -

58. Leafy Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (formerly Aster foliaceus var. parryi) -

*59. Cascade Aster: Eucephalus ledophyllus var. ledophyllus (formerly Aster ledophyllus) -

*60. Foreign Daisy: Erigeron peregrinus ssp. callianthemus var. callianthemus -

61. White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum -

*62. Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile var. gracile -

63. Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri -

*64. Arrowleaf Groundsel: Senecio triangularis -

Animals Seen During this Hike:

Mountain Chickadees

Golden-crowned Kinglets

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Cassin's Finch (both male and female)

Western Tanager

Clark's Nutcracker


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