[Wildflowers in Bloom in 2004 for Central Oregon]

Oregon Highway 218: Shaniko, OR to Antelope, OR

Cusick's Rockcress: Arabis cusickii

N45* 01.127' ---- W120* 48.534' ---- Elevation: 3515'

Soils are heavy clay and very rocky. Currently they are saturated with moisture. Snow is still seen on some of the higher hills above 3600' to the southeast of Shaniko, OR.

* indicates wildflowers currently in bloom.

*Rock Onion: Allium macrum ?

*Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

*Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

*Hornseed: Ranunculus testiculatus

Cusick's Rockcress: Arabis cusickii - In fruit.

*Daggerpod: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

*Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera (now L. glabrum)

*Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

*Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

*Canby's Desert Parsley: Lomatium canbyi

*Cous: Lomatium cous

*Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum (white-flowered variety)

*John Day Desert Parsley: Lomatium minus

*Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

*Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum

*Phlox: Phlox sp.

*Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

*White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

*Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

*Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule - Ending bloom.

False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Not in bloom yet.

Paul Slichter