[Wildflowers in Bloom in Central Oregon: 2003]

Snow Mt

Malheur & Ochoco National Forests

July 13, 2003

Scarlet Gilia: Ipopmopsis aggregata

Scarlet Gilia: Ipopmopsis aggregata

Elevation: 7166' --- N 43* 58.220' --- W119* 29.797' --- +/- 17 ft

T18SR27E S32, 33

The area studied was the area within about 200 meters of the lookout, in all directions around the lookout. Emphasis was given to the area within the Malheur N.F., although the plants seen generally represented what may be found in both forests.

* Denotes wildflowers currently in bloom.

Pine Family

California White Fir: Abies concolor X Abies grandis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Willow Family

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Buckwheat Family

*Piper's Golden Buckwheat: Eriogonum flavum var. piperi

*Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

Pink Family

*Prickly Sandwort: Eremogone aculeata

*Ball-head Sandwort: Eremogone congesta var. congesta

*Oregon Campion: Silene oregana

Buttercup Family

*Bane Berry: Actaea rubra

*Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

Western Meadow-rue: Thalictrum occidentale

Mustard Family

*Towermustard: Arabis glabra

Stonecrop Family

*Lance-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum lanceolatum

Gooseberry Family

Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

* Alpine Prickly Currant: Ribes montigenum

Rose Family

*Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa (var. ?)

*Graceful Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis (var. ?)

Pea Family

*Tailcup Lupine: Lupinus arbustus - Just commencing bloom.

Mallow Family

*Oregon Checker-mallow: Sidalcea oregana

Geranium Family

*Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum (var. incisum?)

Evening-primrose Family

*Willow-herb: Epilobium sp. - Small white flowers, opposite leaves, in shady, dry areas below tall cliffs where snow lay until 3 weeks ago. Possibly small-flowered willowherb (Epilobium minutum)?.

*Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium

Parsley Family

*Gray's Lovage: Ligusticum grayii

Heath Family

Kinnickinnick: Arctostaphylos (uva-ursi ?)

Phlox Family

*Scarlet Gilia: Ipomopsis aggregata (var. ?)

Borage Family

*Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha

Figwort Family

*Wyoming Paintbrush: Castilleja linariifolia

*Hairy Paintbrush: Castilleja pilosa var. pilosa

*Taper-tip Penstemon: Penstemon attenuatus (var. ?)

Shrubby Penstemon: Penstemon fruticosus var. fruticosus

*Lowly Penstemon: Penstemon humilis var. humilis ? - Nearly out of bloom.

Madder Family

*Kelloggia: Kelloggia galioides

Honeysuckle Family

*Black Elderberry: Samubucus racemosa var. melanocarpa

*Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus var. utahensis

Sunflower Family

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*Pussytoes: Antennaria media ?

*Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria rosea

Low Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula - Inflorescences forming.

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata - Inflorescences forming.

*Tapertip Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata ?

Green Rabbitbrush: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (var. viscidiflorus ?) - Inflorescences forming.

*Scabland Fleabane: Erigeron bloomeri var. bloomeri

*Foothills Fleabane: Erigeron corymbosus

*Eaton's Shaggy Fleabane: Erigeron eatonii var. villosus

* Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium

*Common Little Sunflower: Helianthella uniflora (var. douglasii ?)

*Scouler's Woolly-weed: Hieracium scouleri

*Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana

*Gray Horsebrush: Tetradymia canescens

Animals Seen or Heard:

American Robins

Northern Flicker

Turkey Vulture

Painted ladies

Paul Slichter