[Wildflowers in Bloom in central Oregon: 2003]

Oregon Mine Campground

Malheur National Forest

June 23, 2003

A view west downstream on Murderer's Creek at Oregon Mine Campground. The alders and willows are just beginning to leaf out. Photographed on May 26, 2003.

The photo at right looks upstream along Murderer's Creek at Oregon Mine Campground. May 26, 2003.


N 44* 16.546' --- W 119 17.775' --- +/- 59'

Elevation: 4750'

Malheur N.F. Map Coordinates: T15S R28E S13 (northeast corner)

 

Plants were sampled within the campground and outwards up to 300 meters from the campground, primarily downstream. This includes a rocky crest directly west of the rock pit and a small stream flowing into Murderer's Creek to the south of the creek.


Western Birch: Betula occidentalis

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Willow: Salix sp.

Taper-tip Onion: Allium acuminatum

Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei

*Douglas' Harvest Lily: Triteleia grandiflora

*Star-flowered False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum stellatum

Meadow Death Camas: Toxicoscordion venenosum

*Grass Widow: Olsynium inflatum

*Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica

Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum (var. ?)

Knotweed: Polygonum sp.

*Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

*Siberian Spring Beauty: Claytonia lanceolata

Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva - In bud.

*Mountain Sandwort: Eremogone capillaris ssp. americanum

*Ball-head Sandwort: Eremogone congesta var. congesta

*Menzie's Silene: Silene menziesii var. menziesii

*Longstalk Chickweed: Stellaria longipes var. longipes

Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

Plantain-leaved Buttercup: Ranunculus alismaefolius (var. ?)

Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis

Hornseed: Ranunculus testiculatus

*Little Buttercup: Ranunculus unciniatus

*Western Meadow Rue: Thalictrum occidentalis

Holboell's Rock Cress: Boechera retrofracta (Arabis holboellii var. retrofracta)

American Wintercress: Barbarea orthoceras

Douglas' Draba: Cusickiella douglasii

Western Bladderpod: Physaria occidentalis var. occidentalis

*Watercress: Nasturtium officinale (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)

*Tumble Mustard: Sisymbrium altissimum

Wild Candytuft: Noccaea fendleri ssp. glauca (Thlaspi fendleri var. glaucum)

*Lance-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum

Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericea

*Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera (Lithophragma glabrum)

*Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

*Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia

*Golden Currant: Ribes aureum

*Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

*Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia (var. alnifolia ?)

*Broad-petal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala

*Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

Prairie Smoke: Geum triflorum var. ciliatum

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa ( var. ?)

*Graceful Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis (var. ?)

*Pearhip Rose: Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana

*Stiff Milk-vetch: Astragalus conjunctus var. conjunctus

*Thread-stalk Milk-vetch: Astragalus filipes

Nevada Leafy Pea: Lathyrus nevadensis var. cusickii ?

*Few-flowered Vetchling: Lathyrus pauciflorus var. pauciflorus

*Kellogg's Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus ?

*White-leaved Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (old var. tenuispicus)

*Yellow Sweet-clover: Melilotus officinalis

*White Clover: Trifolium repens

Spurred Violet: Viola adunca

Upland Yellow Violet: Viola praemorsa ssp. linguifolia ? or (Valley Yellow Violet: Viola vallicola ?)

Blue Flax: Linum perenne

Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii - Past bloom.

*Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum (var. ?)

*Elkhorn Clarkia: Clarkia pulchella

*Oregon Checker-mallow: Sidalcea oregana (var. oregana ?)

Sharptooth Angelica: Angelica arguta ?

*Cow Parsnip: Heracleum lanatum

*Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayii

*Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum (var. triternatum ?)

*Western Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

*Darkthroat Shooting Star: Dodecatheon pulchellum

Three-seeded Linanthus: Linanthus harknessii

*Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

*Hood's Phlox: Phlox hoodii ?

Skunk-leaved Jacob's Ladder: Polemonium californicum

*Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum

*Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

*Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

Mint: Lycopus or Mentha sp.

Narrow-leaved Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia var. angustifolia

*Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

*Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

Dwarf Purple Monkey Flower: Mimulus nanus var. nanus

*Taper-leaved Penstemon: Penstemon attenuatus (var. palustris ?)

*Red Besseya: Synthyris rubra (Besseya rubra)

*American Brooklimel: Veronica americana

Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

*Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria rosea

*Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

*Twin Arnica: Arnica sororia

*Blepharipappus: Blepharipappus scaber

Knapweed?: Centaurea sp.

*Elk Thistle: Cirsium scariosum (var. ?)

Dimersia: Dimersia howellii

*Scabland Fleabane: Erigeron bloomeri var. bloomeri

Foothill Daisy: Erigeron corymbosus

*Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens var. divergens

*Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis

Fleabane: Erigeron sp.- large, glabrous leaves, not in bloom.

*Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium

*Streambank Groundsel: Packera pseudaurea var. pseudaurea

*Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus- Nearing bloom.

Butterweed Groundsel: Senecio serra - In bud.

Woolly Goldenweed: Stenotus languinosus var. languinosus

Leafybract Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi


Animals Seen or Heard:

Male Western Tanager feeding one fledged young!

House Wren

American Robin

Dark-eyed Juncos

Song Sparrow

Cassins Finch

Western Wood Peewee

Calliope Hummingbird

Yellow Warbler

MacGillivrays Warbler

Steller's Jay


Paul Slichter