[Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon: 2011]

Wildflower Bloom in Central Oregon

June 2, 2011

Oregon Highway 19 from Condon, OR to US Highway 26

Cathedral Rock with the John Day River at flood stage in the foreground.  John Day Fossil Beds National Monument............June 2, 2011.

Cathedral Rock with the John Day River at flood stage in the foreground. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument............June 2, 2011.

Desert Paintbrush (Castilleja chromosa) and Purple Sage (Salvia dorii)Desert paintbrush (Castilleja chromosa) and purple sage (Salvia dorrii) blooming on slopes next to the John Day River along Oregon Highway 19 in north-central Oregon................May 16, 2010.
* indicates flowers currently in bloom

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis

California White Fir: Abies concolor x Abies grandis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Poison Ivy: Toxicodendron rydbergii

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

Willow: Salix sp.

* Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericea - Only blooming within several miles of the junction with US Highway 26.

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus pratensis

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (ssp. elymoides?)

* Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

Giant Wildrye: Leymus cinereus

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* One-sided Bluegrass: Poa secunda

Beardless Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

* Hardgrass: Sclerochloa dura

Medusa Head: Taenitherum caput-medusae

Common Cattail: Typha latifolia

Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica

* Douglas' Onion: Allium douglasii var. douglasii

* Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei

* Panicle Deathcamas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis

* Northern Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum v. compositum

Slenderbush Buckwheat: Eriogonum microthecum v. microthecum

* Rock Buckwheat: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum (var. halimioides ?)

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

Greasewood: Sarcobatus vermiculatus

* Red Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra

* Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum

* Western Clematis: Clematis ligusticifolia

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Hoary Pepperwort: Cardaria draba ?

* Blue Mustard: Chorispora tenella

Spring Whitlow Grass: Draba verna

* Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum (v. ?)

* Clasping Pepperweed: Lepidium perfoliatum

* Western Bladderpod: Physaria occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

* Tall Tumblemustard: Sisymbrium altissimum

* Thickleaved Thelypody: Thelypodium laciniatum var. laciniatum

* Golden Spider Flower: Cleome platycarpa

* Lava Alumroot: Heuchera cylindrica (var. alpina ?)

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

* Golden Currant: Ribes aureum

* Wax Currant: Ribes cereum v. cereum

Gooding's Gooseberry: Ribes velutinum var. goodingii

* Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

Cusick's Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia ( var. cusickii ?)

* Douglas Hawthorn: Crataegus douglasii (old var. douglasii) - Beginning to bloom.

* Shrubby Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata v. emarginata

* Common Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana v. melanocarpa

* Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

* Stiff Milkvetch: Astragalus conjunctus v. conjunctus

* Threadstalk Milkvetch: Astragalus filipes

* Pea: Lathyrus sp.

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus

* Prairie Lupine: Lupinus lepidus var. aridus

Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophylllus

* Stony Ground Lupine: Lupinus saxosus

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Snow Brush: Ceanothus velutinus

* Perennial Flax ?: Linum (perenne?)

Cheese Mallow: Malva moschatus

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana var. procera

* Whitestem Blazingstar: Mentzelia albicaulis

Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Burr Chervil: Anthriscus caucalis

Poison-hemlock: Conium maculatum

Cow Parsnip: Heracleum lanatum

* Cous: Lomatium cous

* Fernleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum v. multifidum

* Glaucous Desert Parsley: Lomatium donnellii

* Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

* John Day Valley Lomatium: Lomatium minus

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Great Basin Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum ssp. platycarpum

Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

* Longleaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia

* Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum

* Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. hastata

Branched Phacelia: Phacelia ramosissima - In bud.

* Fiddleneck Tarweed: Amsinckia lycopsoides

* Cockscomb Cryptantha: Cryptantha celosioides

* Cryptantha: Cryptantha sp.

* Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale - Beginning to bloom.

Henbit: Lamium amplexicaule

Catmint: Nepeta cataria ?

* Purple Sage: Salvia dorrii

Narrow-leaf Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia

* Desert Paintbrush: Castilleja chromosa

* Dalmatian Toadflax: Linaria dalmatica

* Common Monkeyflower: Mimulus guttatus

* Washinton Monkeyflower: Mimulus washingtonensis

Cutleaf Penstemon: Penstemon richardsonii

Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

* Cleavers: Galium aparine

Blue Elderberry: Sambucus mexicana

* White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

Teasel: Dipsacus fullonum

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Heartleaved Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

Rigid Sagebrush: Artemisia rigida

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

* Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata

* Blepharipappus: Blepharipappus scaber

* Bachelor Buttons: Centaurea cyanus

* Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii v. douglasii

* John Day Chaenactis: Chaenactis nevii

Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

Hawksbeard: Crepis sp. - In bud.

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosum

Columbia Goldenweed: Ericameria resinosa

* Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis

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

Matchbrush: Gutierrezia sarothrae

* Cusick's Sunflower: Helianthus cusickii

Prickly Lettuce: Lactuca serriola

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides

Scotch Thistle: Onopordum acanthium

Tall Butterweed: Senecio serra

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

* Northern Mule's Ears: Wyethia amplexicaulis


Paul Slichter