[Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon: 2007]

Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon

March 24, 2007

Mylitta Crescent ? (Phyciodes mylitta) seen along the Deschutes River Access Road....................March 24, 2007.

Deschutes River Access Road

* Indicates wildflower currently in bloom

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum ? - Only the leaves were seen.

Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii (formerly Brodiaea howellii)

Common Camas: Camassia quamash ? - Leaves only.

Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

*Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata (formerly Montia perfoliata)

Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva - Basal leaves only seen.

Soapwort: Saponaria officinalis -

Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum - Leaves only seen.

*Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus ?

*Sagebrush Buttercup: Ranunculus glaberrimus -

*Rockcress: Arabis microphylla

Little Western Bitter Cress: Cardamine oligosperma or Cardamine hirsuta

*Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii -

Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera - Seen in fruit.

*Dagger Pod: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides -

Thick-leaf Thelypody: Thelypodium laciniatum var. laciniatum - Basal leaves only seen at this point on cliffs.

Fringe Pod: Thysanocarpus curvipes -

Leiberg's Stonecrop: Sedum leibergii - To bloom in a couple of weeks?

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii -

Roundleaf Alumroot: Heuchera cylindrica var. cylindrica - A few plants with inflorescences beginning to bud out.

*Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabrum (formerly Lithophragma bulbifera)

*Smooth Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabrum

*Small-flowered Desert Star: Lithophragma parviflora

*Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia -

*Mertens' Saxifrage: Saxifraga mertensiana -

*Golden Currant: Ribes aureum -

*Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum -

Black Hawthorn: Crataegus douglasii var. douglasii ?

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa -

Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata -

Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana - In bud.

Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata - Beginning to leaf out.

Blackcap: Rubus leucodermis -

Trailing Blackberry: Rubus ursinus -

*Woolly-pod Milk-vetch: Astragalus purshii

Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus - Perhaps in bloom within a week or so.

Western Sumac: Rhus glabra -

Cascara: Rhamnus purshiana -

*Sagebrush Violet / 3-nerved Violet: Viola trinervata -

*Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Chervil: Anthriscus scandicina -

Poison-hemlock: Conium maculatum - Basal leaves only seen.

*Canby's Desert Parsley: Lomatium canbyi - Most plants are going to fruit.

*Fern-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum var. multifidum

Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum - Not in bloom yet.

*Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule - Afew plants beginning to bloom.

*Nine-leaf Desert Parsley, Great Basin Desert Parsley: Lomatium simplex (Lomatium triternatum var. platycarpum) - This one has split nomenclature, depending on whose taxonomy you use.

Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericeus (formerly Cornus stolonifera var. occidentalis)

*Long-leaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia -

*Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum -

Branching Phacelia: Phacelia ramosissima - Leaves only.

*Tarweed Fiddleneck: Amsinckia lycopoides

*Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

*Slender Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys tenellus -

Henbit: Lamium amplexicaule - In bud.

*Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

*Common Monkeyflower: Mimulus guttatus - A few small individuals in bloom.

Columbia Monkey Flower: Mimulus jungermannioides - Basal leaves only, not in bloom yet.

Cut-leaf Penstemon: Penstemon richardsonii var. richardsonii -

*Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

Indian Wheat: Plantago patagonica -

*Cleavers/ Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

*White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera - Beginning to bloom.

Teasel: Dipsacus sylvestris - Basal leaves only seen, along with last years spiny remains.

*Big Root: Marah oreganus

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - Basal clusters of leaves so far.

Rigid Sagebrush: Artemisia rigida -

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata -

*Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata ? (Sorry, we didn't take to check the ID of those few plants seen in bloom.)

Thread-leaf Fleabane: Erigeron filifolius - Only the long, basal leaves seen at this point.

Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis - Only the long, linear basal leaves seen at this point.

Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium - In bud in several locations.

Columbia Goldenweed: Ericameria resinousus (formerly Haplopappus resinosus)

Common Tansy: Tanacetum vulgare - Only the leaves of this weed were seen.

Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius - Basal cluster of leaves only seen.

Animals Seen Along This Route:

Garter Snake

Azure Blues


Mourning Cloaks

Sarah's Orangetips

Double-crested Cormorants

Common Mergansers



Canyon Wren

Rock Wren

Says Phoebes

Song Sparrows

Northern Flicker


Violet-green Swallows

Red-tailed Hawks

Prairie Falcon

Turkey Vultures

Mule Deer

California Ground Squirrels

Paul Slichter E-mail