[Wildflowers in Bloom in central Oregon: 2003]

Oregon Mine Campground & Vicinity

Malheur National Forest

July 14 & 15, 2003

Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

N 44 16.546' --- W 119 17.775' --- +/- 59' --- Elevation: 4750'

Malheur N.F. Map Coordinates: T15S R28E S13 (northeast corner)

The area studied was the riparian area and uplands below the Murderer's Creek Rd between FS Rd 21 and the campground, a distance of about 0.4 miles.

* Denotes wildflowers currently in bloom.

Lily Family

*Big-pod Mariposa Lily: Calochortus eurycarpus - Along Oregon Mine Creek.

Buttercup Family

*Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

*Shore Buttercup: Ranunculus cymbalaria

*Swamp Buttercup: Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. platyphyllus

Rose Family

*Shrubby Cinquefoil: Dasiphora fruticosa

Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Pea Family

*White-leaved Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (old var. tenuispicus)

*White Clover: Trifolium repens

Geranium Family

*Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum (var. ?)

Evening-primrose Family

*Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium

Parsley Family

*Cow Parsnip: Heracleum lanatum

Phlox Family

*Large-flowered Collmia: Collomia grandiflora

*Western Polemonium: Polemonium occidentale

Mint Family

*Narrow-leaved Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia (var. angustifolia ?)

Figwort Family

*Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

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

*Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

*American Brooklime: Veronica americana

Madder Family

*Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale

Honeysuckle Family

*Blue Elderberry: Sambucus cerulea

Sunflower Family

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*Large-flowered Agoseris: Agoseris grandiflora

*Leafybract Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi

Green Rabbitbrush: Ericameria viscidiflorus

*Foothill Daisy : Erigeron corymbosus

*Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens

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

*Philadelphia Daisy: Erigeron philadelphicus

*Showy Daisy: Erigeron speciosus

*Woolly-weed: Hieracium scouleri

*Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana

*Goldenrod: Solidago sp. (West Coast Goldenrod: Solidago elongata ?)

*Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale

*Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Animals Seen or Heard:

Adult & Immature Great Horned Owl


Violet-green Swallows

Vaux's Swifts

Belted Kingfisher

American Robin

Black-headed Grosbeak

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Yellow Warbler

MacGillavry's Warbler

House Wren

Spotted Sandpipers (2 families: 1 Adult with 1 young & 2 adults and 2 young)

Paul Slichter