Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central Oregon

Wildflower Bloom in Central Oregon: June 27, 2004

Forest Road #31: Summit Drive

Umatilla NF & Wallowa-Whitman NF Boundary (NW of LaGrande, OR)


Forest Road #31 may be accessed from Interstate 84 by exiting the the freeway west of LaGrande, OR at the Summit Drive/ Mt. Emily exit. Proceed north on Rd #31 about 1/3 mile to a nice, wet meadow on the right or east side of the road. Proceed north, stopping to explore new flowers seen along the road. The flower display is especially nice from late June to early July between Drumhill Ridge and Grandview Rd (unimproved road #3120 running south to Mt. Emily). Continue north along FS Rd #31 making stops along the ridgetop with great flowers and wonderful views east towards the Wallowa Mts. Explore down the steep eastern slopes for areas where snow lies later into the summer to search for early spring blossoms.

The drive along the ridgetop may be completed by descending east on the following roads:

a. FS Rd 32 which descends along Dry Creek towards Summerville, OR.

b. FS Rd 3728 which parallels Phillips Creek before intersecting OR Highway 204 several miles west of Elgin, OR.

c. OR Highway 204 which runs from Elgin, OR west towards Tollgate, OR (another nice area to explore for wildflowers).

* indicates flowers currently in bloom

1. Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

2. Douglas Maple: Acer glabrum

*3. Brandegee Onion: Allium brandegei

*4. Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei

*5. Douglas' Brodiaea: Brodiaea douglasii

*6. Elegant Mariposa Lily: Calochortus elegans

7. Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum

*8. Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Fading red in areas where the snow stayed late.

*9. False Solomon Seal: Smilacina racemosa

*10. Star-flowered False Solomon Seal: Smilacina stellata

11. False Hellebore: Veratrum sp.

*12. Spotted Coral Root Orchid: Corallorhiza maculata

*13. Bog Orchid: Habenaria dilatata or H. leucostachys

*14. Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii

*15. Round-headed Buckwheat: E. sphaerocephalum

*16. Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracloides

*17. Nevada Lewisia: Lewisia nevadensis

*18. Narrow-leaved Montia: Montia linearis

*19. Large-leaved Sandwort: Moerhingia (Arenaria) macrophylla

*20. Menzies' Campion: Silene menziesii

*21. Long-stalked Starwort: Stellaria longipes

*22. Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum

*23. Crimson Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

*24. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

*25. Swamp Buttercup: Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. platyphyllus

*26. Little Buttercup: Ranunculus unciniatus var. parviflorus

*27. Western Meadow-rue: Thalictrum occidentale

*28. Spreadingpod Rock Cress: Arabis divaricarpa ?

*29. Holboell's Rock Cress: Arabis holboellii

*30. Rock Cress: Arabis sparsiflora var. subvillosa

*31. Wall Flower: Erysimum asperum ?

*32. Glaucous Penny Cress: Thlaspi glaucum

*33. Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum

*34. Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

35. Creek Dogwood: Cornus stolonifera

*36. Alpine Alumroot: Heuchera cylindrica

*37. Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabra (L. bulbifera)

*38. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

*39. Side-flowered Mitrewort: Mitella stauropetala

*40. Bog Saxifrage: Saxifraga oregana

41. Wax Currant: Ribes cereum

42. Prickly Currant: Ribes lacustre

*43. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii

*44. Woods Strawberry: Fragaria vesca var. bracteata

*45. Broad-petaled Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala

46. Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum

*47. Prairie Smoke: Geum triflorum var. ciliatum

*48. Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosus

*49. Graceful Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis

50. Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa

*51. Western Great Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis

*52. Spurred Lupine: Lupinus laxiflorus

*53. Prairie Lupine: Lupinus lepidus var. aridus ?

*54. Burke's Lupine: Lupinus polyphyllus var. burkei

*55. Yellow Sweet Clover: Melilotus officinalis

*56. Woolly-headed Clover: Trifolium eriocephalum

*57. Large-headed Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

*58. White Clover: Trifolium repens

59. Oregon Boxwood: Pahcistima myrsinites

*60. Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscossissimum

*61. Blue Flax: Linum perenne

*62. False-mermaid: Floerkea proserpinacoides

*63. Wild Hollyhock: Illiamna rivularis

*64. Redstem Ceanothus: Ceanothus sanguineus

*65. Snow Brush: Ceanothus velutinus

66. Buffalo Berry: Shepherdia canadensis

*67. Spurred Violet: Viola adunca

68. Willowherb: Epilobium sp.

*69. Elkhorns Clarkia: Clarkia pulchella

*70. Common Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea

71. Cow Parsnip: Heracleum lanatum

*72. Western Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

*73. Western Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri

*74. Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens

*75. Single-flowered Wintergreen: Moneses (Pyrola) uniflora

*76. Narrow-leaved Collomia: Collomia linearis

*77. Sky Rocket / Scarlet Gilia: Ipomopsis (Gilia) aggregata

*78. Hood's Phlox: Phlox hoodii - A few still in bloom on the highest sections of the ridge.

*79. Western Polemonium: Polemonium occidentale

*80. Skunk-leaved Polemonium/ Jacob's Ladder: Polemonium pulcherrimum

*81. Midget Phlox: Phlox (Microsteris) gracilis

*82. Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus

83. Phacelia: Phacelia procera - Nearly in bloom.

*84. Hound's Tongue: Cynoglossum officinale

*85. Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha

*86. Broad-leaved Lungwort: Mertensia ciliata

87. Leafy Bluebells: Mertensia oblongifolia - Just out of bloom where snow lies late.

*88. Nettle-leaved Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia

89. Monardella: Monardella odoratissima - In bud.

*90. Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida

*91. Common Paintbrush: Castilleja miniata

*92. Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

93. Musk-flowered Monkey flower: Mimulus moschatus

94. Elephant's Head: Pedicularis groenlandica

*95. Taper-leaved Penstemon: Penstemon attenuatus

*96. Hotrock Penstemon: Penstemon deustus

*97. Shrubby Penstemon: Penstemon fruticosus

*98. Penstemon: Penstemon pennellianus

*99. Wallowa Penstemon: Penstemon spathulatus ?

*100. Lovely Penstemon: Penstemon venustus

102. Western Mountain Synthyris: Synthyris missurica

*101. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

*102. Small Bedstraw: Galium trifidum

*103. Twinflower: Linnaea borealis

*104. Orange Honeysuckle: Lonicera ciliata

*105. Black Twinberry: Lonicera involucrata

*106. Black Elderberry: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa

*107. Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus

*108. Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

*109. Pathfinder: Adenocaulon bicolor

*110. Pussytoes: Antennaria sp.

*111. Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria rosea

*112. Heart-leaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

*113. Twin Arnica: Arnica sororia

114. Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana

115. Showy Aster: Aster conspicuous - In bud.

*116. Hairy Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza hirsuta

*117. Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata

*118. Tapertip Hawksbeard: Crepis accuminata

*119. Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis

*120. Foreign Fleabane: Erigeron peregrinus

*121. Showy Fleabane: Erigeron speciosus

*122. False Sunflower: Helianthella uniflora var. douglasii

*123. White Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum

*124. Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile ?

125. Hawkweed: Hieracium sp. (albertinum or cynoglossoides) - In bud.

126. Western Chocolate-cone: Rudbeckia occidentalis

*127. Butterweed: Senecio foetidus var. hydrophiloides ?

*128. Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

*129. Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. vaseyi

*130. Streambank Butterweed: Senecio pseudaureus

*131. Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Paul Slichter