[Wildflowers in Bloom in central Oregon: 2003]

Fields Peak

Malheur National Forests

July 15, 2003

Silky Phacelia: Phacelia sericea var. ciliosa

Silky Phacelia: Phacelia sericea var. ciliosa

Malheur NF Map Coordinates: R

GPS Coordinates of Summit: N 44* 20.312' --- W 119* 15.510' --- +/- 17' --- Elevation: 7362'

The area studied was the area within about 200 meters of the lookout, in all directions around the lookout as well as along the Fields Peak Trail and the McClellan Mt. Trail to within one-half mile of the north-trending ridge with Moon Mountain on it.

* Denotes wildflowers currently in bloom.

Stinging Nettles Family

*Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica

Buckwheat Family

*Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum var. elatum

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

*Parsnipflower Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

*Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum (var. ?)

*Sulfur Flower Buckwheat: Eriogonum umbellatum (var. ellipticum ?)

Pink Family

*Prickly Sandwort: Eremogone aculeata

*Ball-head Sandwort: Eremogone congesta var. congesta

*Brittle Sandwort: Minuartia nuttallii var. fragilis - Several still in bloom at the summmit.

*Menzie's Campion: Silene menziesii var. menziesii

*Oregon Campion: Silene oregana

Buttercup Family

*Red Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

Stonecrop Family

*Lance-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum

*Worm-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum

Gooseberry Family

*Sticky Currant: Ribes viscosissimum

Rose Family

*Black Cap: Rubus leucodermis ? or (North American Red Raspberry: Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus ?)

Pea Family

*Tailcup Lupine: Lupinus arbustus -Just commencing bloom.

Mallow Family

*Wild Hollyhock: Illamnia rivularis

Geranium Family

*Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum (var. ?)

Flax Family

*Blue Flax: Linum perenne

Staff-tree Family

Oregon Boxwood: Paxistima myrsinites

Evening-primrose Family

*Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium

Blazing Star Family

*White-stemmed Blazing Star: Mentzelia albicaulis

Parsley Family

*Gray's Lovage: Ligusticum grayii

Heath Family

Sidebells Pyrola: Orthillia secunda

Dogbane Family

Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium (var. ?)

Phlox Family

*Large-flowered Collmia: Collomia grandiflora

*Scarlet Gilia: Ipomopsis aggregata

Borage Family

*Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha

Waterleaf Family

*Mountain Scorpion Weed: Phacelia hastata var. alpina

*Varileaf Phacelia: Phacelia heterophylla ssp. virgata

*Branching Phacelia: Phacelia ramosissima

*Silky Phacelia: Phacelia sericea var. ciliosa

Figwort Family

*Wavy-leaf Paintbrush: Castilleja applegatei var. pinetorum

*Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida var. acuta

*Wyoming Paintbrush: Castilleja linariifolia

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

*Shrubby Penstemon: Penstemon fruticosus var. fruticosus

Madder Family

*Kelloggia: Kelloggia galioides

Honeysuckle Family

*Blue Elderberry: Sambucus cerulea

*Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus

Sunflower Family

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*Large-flowered Agoseris: Agoseris grandiflora

*Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

*Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria rosea

*Heart-leaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

Mountain Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata (var. vaseyana ?)- Inflorescences forming.

Showy Aster: Eucephalus conspicua

*Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii

*Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata

*Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis

*Green Rabbitbrush: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ? - Single, unbranched stems arising in clumps with disc flowers.

*Scabland Fleabane: Erigeron bloomeri var. bloomeri

*Foothill Daisy: Erigeron corymbosus

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

*Showy Daisy: Erigeron speciosus

*Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium

*Rocky Mt. Helianthella: Helianthella uniflora var. douglasii

*White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum

*Woolly-weed: Hieracium scouleri

*Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana

*Stemless Goldenweed: Stenotus acaulis

*Woolly Goldenweed: Stenotus languinosus var. languinosus - Mostly out of bloom.

Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Animals Seen or Heard:

Norther Flicker


Clark's Nutcracker

Stellers Jays

Green-tailed Towhee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Pine Siskins

Chipping Sparrows

Brewers Sparrows

Western Tanagers

Warbling Vireo

MacGilvray's Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Ruffed Grouse & young

Red Squirrel




Painted Lady

Velvet Ant

Paul Slichter