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Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon for 2002.

The area encompassed in this wildflower bloom report lies from the ponderosa and lodgepole pine forests of the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, extending across the sagebrush deserts to the eastern and southern boundaries of Oregon. The northern two-thirds of Oregon are part of the Columbia River drainage (also known as the Columbia Basin). The Deschutes, John Day, and Snake Rivers are the main rivers that drain northward into the Columbia River. The southern third of the state, encompassing much of Lake, Harney and Malheur counties is considered a part of the Great Basin, consisting of fault block mountains and lakes without permanent outlets. Many of the lakes are alkaline, and others are intermittent, often existing as briny deserts.

Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei

July 6, 2002 Monument Rock Wilderness, Malheur N. F.

July 5, 2002 North Fork Malheur Camp Ground, Malheur N. F.

July 5, 2002 Strawberry Mt., Strawberry Mt. Wilderness, Malheur N. F.

July 4, 2002 Dixie Butte, Malheur N. F.

May 27, 2002 Yellowjacket Trail (partially on Umatilla N. F., Forest Service Rd #5412)

May 27, 2002 US 395 at Wilkins Cr (south of Ukiah, OR)

May 26, 2002 US Highway 26, milepost 225 (just east of Eldorado Pass)

May 26, 2002 US Highway 26, milepost 221.3

May 26, 2002 Aldrich Mt., Malhuer N. F.

May 26, 2002 FS Rd # 2150 between FS Rd #21 & Aldrich Mt.

May 26, 2002 FS Rd #21 at the northern boundary (beneath Horseshoe Butte)

May 25, 2002 Meadows along Van Aspen Creek? south of FS Rd #3925

May 25, 2002 Table Mt., Malheur N. F.

May 25, 2002 East Fork Canyon Creek Trail, #211, Malheur N. F.

May 25, 2002 Dry Meadows surrounding FS Rd #6510 below its intersection with FS Rd #812.

May 24 & 25, 2002 Big Summit Prairie, Ochocco N.F.

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