[Wildflowers in Bloom in 2004 for Central Oregon]

Oregon Highway 218: Shaniko, OR to Antelope, OR

Cusick's Rockcress: Arabis cusickii

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 ? - Just beginning bloom.

Grass Widows: Sisyrinchium sp.

*Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum - In bud.

Cusick's Rockcress: Arabis cusickii - In fruit.

*Rockcress: Arabis (probably A. holboellii or A. sparsiflora - Awaiting photos.)

Scalepod: Idahoa scapigera - Seed pods.

*Golden Currant: Ribes aureum

*Wax Currant: Ribes cereum

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

*Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia - In bloom just north of Antelope.

*Stony Ground Lupine: Lupinus saxosus - About one mile north of Shaniko along US 97.

*Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

*Canby's Desert Parsley: Lomatium canbyi

*Cous: Lomatium cous

*Glaucous Desert Parsley: Lomatium donnellii

*Desert Parsley: Lomatium sp (reminiscent of L. leptocarpum but smaller, with decumbent leaves)

*Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum (white-flowered variety)

*John Day Desert Parsley: Lomatium minus

*Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi / gormanii ? - In fruit.

*Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum

*Longleaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia

*Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

*Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

*White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

*Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

*Toothed Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza serrata - At top of S-curves to the north of Antelope.

*Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule - Ending bloom.

*False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Beginning bloom.

Paul Slichter