Spring Valley Creek & Meadow

Malheur National Forest

July 14, 2003


Malheur NF Map Coordinates: R28E T19S S29

The area studied was the riparian area along with some of the upland area within 100 feet of the creek from FS Rd 4310 downstream to the meadows. The meadow is well-fenced and appears to be grazed at a later part of the year. The creek itself appears to be a seasonal creek, and was dry at this time. The western portion of the meadow is greatly eroded, dropping steeply perhaps 2-3 meters. An additional dry creek which enters the meadow from the northeast was studied for a distance of 200 meters upstream.

* Denotes wildflowers currently in bloom.

Lily Family

*Taper-tip Onion: Allium accuminatum

*Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Brodiaea hyacinthina

*Meadow Deathcamas: Zigadenus venenosus

Buckwheat Family

*Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracloides

Pink Family

*Ball-headed Sandwort: Arenaria congesta

*Oregon Silene: Silene oregana

*Long-stalked Starwort: Stellaria longipes var. longipes

Buttercup Family

*Little Larkspur: Delphinium depauperatum

*Larkspur: Delphinium stachydeum

*Little Buttercup: Ranunculus unciniatus

Stonecrop Family

*Worm-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum

Pea Family

* Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus

*Cup Clover: Trifolium cyathiferum

Mallow Family

*Oregon Checker-mallow: Sidalcea oregana

Geranium Family

*Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum

Mint Family

*Narrow-leaf Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia

Figwort Family

*Hairy Owl-clover: Orthocarpus hispidus

*Taper-leaved Penstemon: Penstemon attenuatus

Madder Family

*Northern Bedsraw: Galium boreale

Sunflower Family

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*Arnica: Arnica chammissonis var. foliosa

Sage: Artemisia sp. - gray & herbaceous

*Leafy Aster: Aster foliaceus var. parryi

*Crag Aster: Aster scopulorum

*Elk Thistle: Cirsium scariosum

Green Rabbitbrush: Ericameria (Haplopappus) viscidiflora

*Foothill Daisy : Erigeron corymbosus

*Woolly Sunflower / Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum

*Large-flowered Goldenweed: Haplopappus carthamoides var. cusickii

*Butterweed Groundsel: Senecio serra

*Narrow-leaf Goldenweed: Stenotus stenophyllus

Paul Slichter