[Wildflowers in Bloom in central Oregon: 2003]

Aldrich Mt.

Malheur National Forest

July 15, 2003

Wild Hollyhock: Illamnia rivularis

Wild Hollyhock: Illamnia rivularis

Malheur NF Map Coordinates: R13S R27E S11 (northeast corner)

GPS Coordinates of Summit: Elevation: Elevation: 6975' --- N 44 22.641' --- W 119 27.057' --- +/- 19'

The area studied was the area in all directions within about 200 meters of the lookout.


* Denotes wildflowers currently in bloom.

Buckwheat Family

*Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

*Sulphur Buckwheat: Eriogonum umbellatum (var. ellipticum ?)

Pink Family

*Ball-head Sandwort: Eremogone congesta var. congesta

*Menzie's Campion: Silene menziesii var. menziesii

*Oregon Campion: Silene oregana

Buttercup Family

*Red Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

*Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum - A few still in bloom where the snow set late in the spring.

Mustard Family

Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum

Stonecrop Family

*Worm-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum ssp. stenopetalum

Rose Family

*Prairie Smoke: Geum triflorum var. ciliatum - A few still in bloom.

*Glandular Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa (var. ?)

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

Pea Family

*Tailcup Lupine: Lupinus arbustus (old Lupinus caudatus)

Mallow Family

*Wild Hollyhock: Illamnia rivularis

Evening-primrose Family

*Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium - In bud.

Parsley Family

*Turpentine Cymopteris: Cymopteris terebinthinus var. foeniculaceus

Heath Family

Grouseberry: Vaccinium scoparium

Phlox Family

*Large-flowered Collmia: Collomia grandiflora

*Scarlet Gilia: Ipomopsis aggregata

*Skunk-leaved Polemonium: Polemonium californicum

Borage Family

*Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha

Figwort Family

*Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida var. acuta

*Wyoming Paintbrush: Castilleja linariifolia

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

*Shrubby Penstemon: Penstemon fruticosus var. fruticosus

*Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

Madder Family

*Kelloggia: Kelloggia galioides

Honeysuckle Family

*Mt. Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus

Sunflower Family

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*Bursage: Ambrosia sp. ?

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

*Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata

*Hawksbeard: Crepis sp.

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa (var. ?)

*Foothill Daisy: Erigeron corymbosus

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

*Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis

*Showy Daisy: Erigeron speciosus

*Woolly Sunflower, Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium

*Rocky Mt. Helianthella: Helianthella uniflora var. douglasii

*Woolly-weed: Hieracium scouleri

*Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana

*Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Additional Plants Still in Bloom at the Upper End of the Cabbage Patch

*Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum

*Big-pod Mariposa Lily: Calochortus eurycarpus

*Western Cone Flower: Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis


Animals Seen or Heard:

Golden Eagle

Clark's Nutcracker

Western Bluebird

Chipping Sparrow

Rock or Canyon Wren

Swallowtail

Tortoise Shell

Large Moth (palm size)


Paul Slichter