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

Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon

April 8 , 2007

A view of grasslands above the south bank of the John Day River west of Twickenham, OR....................April 8, 2007.

Slopes Above the John Day River Along South Twickenham Road

west of Twickenham, OR

* Indicates wildflower currently in bloom

South Twickenham Road extends westward along the southern banks of the John Day River to the access road to Priest Hole, a BLM campground and haul out point on the John Day River for rafters. It crosses private land for the first few miles then climbs slightly and enters BLM lands.

* Pale Wallflower: Erysimum occidentale - Beginning to bloom.

* Stiff Milk-vetch: Astragalus conjunctus ? - Beginning to bloom.

* Threadstalk Milk-vetch: Astragalus filipes - Beginning to bloom.

* Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium simplex (Lomatium triternatum ssp. platycarpum) - A few plants beginning to bloom.

* Tessellate Fiddleneck: Amsinckia tesellata - A plants beginning to bloom.

* Yellow-hairy Indian Paintbrush: Castilleja xanthotricha - Very numerous (at the base of big sagebrush or matchbrush).

Cusick's Sunflower: Helianthus cusickii - In bud.

Animals Seen Along This Route:

Western Meadowlark

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