[Wildflowers in Bloom in central Oregon: 2003]

Whiskey Flats

Malheur National Forest

July 14, 2003

 


Elevation: 5502' --- N 43 56.588' --- W119 25.484' --- +/- 20'

Elevation: 5492' --- N43 56.222' --- W119 25.340' --- +/- 20'

Malheur NF Map Coordinates: R27E T18S S33

The area studied was the area between the two GPS coordinates, primarily along the draws to the east of the access road.


* Denotes wildflowers currently in bloom.

Cypress Family

Western Juniper: Juniperus oocidentalis

Pine Family

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Lily Family

*Taper-tip Onion: Allium accuminatum

Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei

*Douglas' Brodiaea: Brodiaea douglasii

*Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Brodiaea hyacinthina

Common Camas: Camassia quamash

Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria atropurpurea

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica

Orchid Family

*Rein Orchid: Piperia unalascensis

Pink Family

*Menzie's Sandwort: Silene menziesii var. menziesii

Buttercup Family

*Red Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

*Dwarf Larkspur: Delphinium depauperatum

*Tall Mt. Larkspur: Delphinium stachydeum

*Little Buttercup: Ranunculus unciniatus

Stonecrop Family

*Lance-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum lanceolatum

Gooseberry Family

Wax Currant: Ribes cereum

Rose Family

Broad-petal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala

*Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa

*Graceful Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis

*Pearhip Rose: Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana

Pea Family

* Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus

Mallow Family

*Oregon Checker-mallow: Sidalcea oregana

Geranium Family

*Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum

Evening-primrose Family

*Fireweed: Epilobium angustifolium

Parsley Family

Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

Heath Family

Kinnickinnick: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Figwort Family

*Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Mimulus breviflorus

*Hairy Owl-clover: Orthocarpus hispidus

Madder Family

*Northern Bedsraw: Galium boreale

Sunflower Family

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*Orange Agoseris: Agoseris aurantiaca

*Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria rosea

*Arnica: Arnica chamissonis var. foliosa

*Heart-leaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata- Inflorescences forming.

*Leafy Aster: Aster foliaceus var. parryi

*Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii

*Fleabane: Erigeron corymbosus

*Philadelphia Daisy: Erigeron philadelphicus

*Showy Daisy: Erigeron speciosus

*Woolly Sunflower / Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum

*Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

*Butterweed Groundsel: Senecio serra


Animals Seen or Heard:

Red-tailed Hawk

American Robins

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Stellers Jays

Northern Flicker

Hairy Woodpecker

Chipmunks

Red Squirrel

Sierra Nevada Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels


Paul Slichter