[Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central Oregon: 2003]

Road To Blue Sky: Mouth of Deer Canyon

Hart Mt. National Antelope Refuge

June 25, 2003

A view northeast across the riparian area of this site withthe road to Blue Sky in the immediate distance and the north slopes of Beatty Butte on the horizon at right and the Steens Mt. faintly seen on the center horizon.

Elevation: 6138' --- N42* 25.497' --- W119* 39.921' --- +/-13'

The area studied is a small draw running uphill to the west of Blue Sky Rd and the ridge that is to the west of the draw. The area is a favorite of butterflies.

[View of the site looking east] [View looking upslope at the site]

* Denotes the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Lily Family

*Tapertip Onion: Allium acuminatum

*White Brodiaea: Tritelia (Brodiaea) hyacinthina

Iris Family

*Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis

Buckwheat Family

*Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

*Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracloides

*Round-headed Buckwheat: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum

*Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. anserinum

*Sulphur Flower: Eriogonum umbellatum

Purslane Family

*Water Montia: Montia chammisoi

Pink Family

*Long-stalk Chickweed: Stellaria longipes var. longipes

Buttercup Family

*Dwarf Larkspur: Delphinium depauperatum

Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

Hornseed: Ranunculus testiculatus

Mustard Family

White Top: Cardaria pubescens ?

Rose Family

Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia - Fruit almost ripe.

Graceful Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis

Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Pearhip Rose: Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana

Pea Family

Sickle Milk-vetch: Astragalus curvicarpus var. curvicarpus

Woolly Pod Milk-vetch: Astragalus purshii

*Tailcup Lupine: Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus (L. caudatus)

Evening-Primrose Family

*Tansy-leaved Evening Primrose: Cammissonia tanacetifolia

Mallow Family

*Oregon Checker-mallow: Sidalcea oregana

Geranium Family

*Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum

Parsley Family

Fern-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum

Phlox Family

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora

Long-leaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia

Phlox: Phlox sp.- Leaves not sharp.

Waterleaf Family

Line-leaf Phacelia: Phacelia linearis

Borage Family

Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

Mint Family

*Nettle-leaved Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia

Figwort Family

*Wavy-leaved Paintbrush: Castilleja applegatei

*Showy Penstemon: Penstemon speciosa

*Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii

Honeysuckle Family

*Mt. Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus

Sunflower Family

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*Twin Arnica: Arnica sororia

Low Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula - Inflorescence well-developed.

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata -Inflorescence developing.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata

*Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii

Thistles: Cirsium sp.

*Tapertip Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata

Greene's Goldenweed: Ericameria (Haplopappus) greenei ?

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria (Haplopappus) nauseosa

*Scabland Fleabane: Erigeron bloomeri

Narrowleaf Goldenweed: Stenotus (Haplopappus) stenophylla

Spiny Skeletonweed: Stephanomeria spinosa

Gray Horsebrush: Tetradymia canescens

Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Animals Seen:

Savannah Sparrows


Turkey Vulture

Paul Slichter