Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central & Eastern Oregon: 2008

Wildflower Bloom in Central & Eastern Oregon: June 26, 2008

Table Mountain

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

a view south across the steep slopes of the upper Chief Joseph drainage to the Wallowa Mts. from Table Mt...........June 26, 2008

The photo above shows a view south across the steep slopes of the upper Chief Joseph drainage to the Wallowa Mts. from Table Mt...........June 26, 2008.

Lookout Mountain is in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest on the eastern rim of Chief Joseph Canyon about 10 miles west of Coyote Campground.

* indicates flowers currently in bloom

California White Fir: Abies concolor x grandis - ???

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis -

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa -

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii -

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana -

* Daggerleaf Rush: Juncus ensifolius -

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum -

*Few-flowered Wild Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata -

Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa -

Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica -

* Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum -

* Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei -

False Solomon Plum: Maianthemum racemosum -

* Douglas' Brodiaea - Triteleia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora (formerly Brodiaea douglasii) -

* Meadow Death Camas: Zigadenus venonosus -

Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides - In bud.

* Closeflowered Knotweed: Polygonum confertiflorum -

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii -

Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella -

Bigleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla -

Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii -

* Piper's Anemone: Anemone piperi -

* Yellow Columbine: Aquilegia flavescens -

* Slim Larkspur: Delphinium depauperatum -

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum -

* Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus var. parviflorus -

* Tower Rock Cress, Tower Mustard: Arabis glabra -

* Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum -

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora -

* Cross-shaped Mitrewort: Mitella stauropetala -

Currant: Ribes sp. - A few spines at nodes, pairs of fruit dangle from the nodes, glabrous leaves.

* Sticky Currant: Ribes viscosissimum var. viscosissimum -

* Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. alnifolia -

* Wood Strawberry: Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata -

* Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala -

* Prairie Smoke: Geum triflorum var. ciliatum -

Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor -

* Mallow Ninebark: Physocarpus malvaceus -

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa (var. nevadensis ?) -

Fan-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis (var. ?) -

Rose: Rosa sp. -

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis -

Canada Milkvetch: Astragalus canadensis -

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus (Lupinus laxiflorus) -

* Twin Clover: Trifolium latifolium -

* Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum -

* Long-spurred Violet: Viola adunca -

Cous: Lomatium cous -

* Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum -

Common Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi -

* Western Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis -

* Narrow-leaved Collomia: Collomia linearis -

Scarlet Gilia: Ipomopsis aggregata -

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis -

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum -

Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora -

Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata -

* Varileaf Phacelia: Phacelia heterophylla -

* Line-leaf Phacelia: Phacelia linearis -

Common Hound's-tongue: Cynoglossum officinale -

* Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale -

* Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus -

Red Bessya: Bessya rubra -

* Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida - Yellow corollas.

* Hairy Paintbrush, Hairy Owlclover: Castilleja tenuis -

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora -

* Hotrock Penstemon: Penstemon deustus (var. deustus, pedicellatus, or variabilis) - All 3 varieties are found in the canyon and I did not take the time to key the specimens out.

Payette Penstemon or Blue Mt. Penstemon: Penstemon (payettensis or pennellianus ?) - In bud. Looking at collection records, P. payettensis has been found on this side of Chief Joseph Canyon while P. pennellianus has been found on the opposite rim of the canyon near the Chief Joseph viewpoint. Sorry, but I didn't think to key this out to be sure which one it was.

Small-flowered Penstemon or Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon procerus var. procerus or Penstemon rydbergii - Not in flower yet to allow a positive identification.

Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus -

Thyme-leaf Speedwell: Veronica serpyllifolia - ???

* Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine -

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus -

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis -

* Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla -

* Pearly Pussytoes: Antennaria anaphaloides -

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides ssp. luzuloides -

* Heart-leaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia -

Stiff Sagebrush, Scabland Sagebrush: Artemisia rigida -

* Blepharipappus: Blepharipappus scaber -

Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense -

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa -

* Woolly Sunflower, Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum -

Low Gumweed: Grindelia nana var. nana -

* Mountain Tarweed: Madia glomerata -

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus -

Aster: Symphyotrichum sp. - This is probably leafy aster (var. cusickii ?).

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale -

* Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius -

* Northern Mule's-ears: Wyethia amplexicaulis -

Animals Seen Along This Route:

Red-tailed Hawk


Northern Flicker

Canada Jay

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Western Wood Peewees

Mountain Bluebirds

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Pacific Treefrog

Sara's Orangetip

Ochre Ringlet



Wood Nymph



Paul Slichter