[Wildflowers in Bloom in central Oregon: 2003]

Blue Ridge

Malheur National Forest

July 14, 2003

Sagebrush Mariposa Lily: Calochorus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

Sagebrush Mariposa Lily: Calochorus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

Elevation: 5201' --- N 44 13.485' --- W 119 22.868' --- +/ - 15'

Malheur N.F. Coordinates: T16S R27E S32

The site sampled includes the ridgetop at the above coordinates and includes the upper slopes on the north side of the ridge as well as slopes down to a wooded draw (about 150 meters downslope from the summit).

* Denotes wildflowers currently in bloom.

Lily Family

*Green-banded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

Buckwheat Family

*Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum (var. ?) - In bud.

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

Pink Family

*Grass Pink: Dianthus armeria

Buttercup Family

*Red Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

Rose Family

*Graceful Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis (var. ?)

Geranium Family

*Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum (var. ?)

Mallow Family

*Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana (var. oregana ?)

Evening-primrose Family

*Small-flowered Willow-herb: Epilobium minutum

Parsley Family

*Mountain Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Milkweed Family

*Narrow-leaved Milkweed: Asclepias fascicularis

Phlox Family

*Large-flowered Collmia: Collomia grandiflora

Mint Family

*Narrow-leaved Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia

Figwort Family

*Bushy Birdbeak: Cordylanthus ramosus

*Washington Monkey Flower: Mimulus washingtonensis

Madder Family

*Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale

Honeysuckle Family

*Blue Elderberry: Sambucus cerulea

Sunflower Family

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*Thistle: Cirsium sp.

*Lemon-scented Tarweed: Madia citriodora

*Butterweed Groundsel: Senecio serra

*Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale

Animals Seen or Heard:

3 mustangs (1 stallion, 1 mare, & 1 yearling)

Mt. Bluebird

Turkey Vulture

Chipping Sparrow

Paul Slichter