[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.

Oregon Highway #207 (Service Creek, OR to Gerd's Creek Rd)

* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom

*Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei - In bud.

*Grass Widow: Olsynium inflatum (formerly Sisyrinchium douglasii var. inflatum) - Only in bloom near 3000'.

*Hornseed Buttercup: Ranunculus testiculatus -

*Spreading Wallflower: Erysimum repandum -

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

*Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia - Beginning to bloom.

*Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

*Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi -

*Broadsheath Desert Parsley: Lomatium vaginatum - Beginning to bloom. Plants are being heavily grazed by deer, so aren't develping the "leafy" stems that typically would be seen.

*Midget Phlox: Phlox gracilis -

Animals Seen Along This Route:

Common Robins

Western Meadowlarks

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