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

Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon

April 8 , 2007

The photo above shows basalt outcrops and clay-soil slopes above the John Day River near Service Creek, OR....................April 8, 2007.

Slopes Above the John Day River near Service Creek, OR

* Indicates wildflower currently in bloom

Lesser Clubmoss: Selaginella (wallacei or watsonii?) -

*Rock Onion: Allium macrum - Fairly numerous where water collects on the rock outcrops.

Slenderbush Buckwheat: Eriogonum microthecum (var. microthecum?) -

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva - Basal leaves only seen.

*Sticky Chickweed: Cerastium vulgatum or Cerastium glomeratum -

*Jagged Chickweed: Holostemum umbellatum -

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

*Western Bladderpod: Physaria occidentalis var. occidentalis - Nice tufts of flowers visible on basalt outcrops from the highway as well as on clay soils on the slopes.

*Fringepod: Thysanocarpus curvipes -

*Small-flowered Desert Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

*Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia -

Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata - Beginning to bloom.

*Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

*Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi -

*Henderson's Desert Parsley: Lomatium hendersonii - Already going to seed.

*Cryptantha: Cryptantha species -

Cockscomb Cryptantha, Northern Cryptantha: Cryptantha celosioides -

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

*Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

*Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

Rigid Sagebrush: Artemisia rigida -

Blepharipappus: Blepharipappus scaber - In bud.

Columbia Goldenweed: Ericameria resinosa

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

Matchbrush: Gutierrezia sarothrae - Abundant, but far from blooming.

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