[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2011]

Southern Logan Valley

Malheur National Forest

(includes vernally wet meadows, riparian areas, upland shrub-scrub and upland coniferous forest off Forest Service Road 1647)

A Native Plant Society of Oregon Field Trip

June 26, 2011

Spiked Larkspur: Delphinium stachydeum. We saw this large plant during this trip but the inflorescences had not had a chance to develop yet.

* indicates wildflowers currently in bloom.

Comprehensive Plant List for Logan Valley

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

* Threadleaf Sedge: Carex filifolia var. filifolia

* Baltic Rush: Juncus balticus var. montanuis ?

* Toad Rush: Juncus bufonius

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus (pratensis ?)

* One-spike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

* Mountain Swamp Onion: Allium madidum

* Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei

Bigpod Mariposa: Calochortus eurycarpus

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash var. breviflora

Parsnipflower Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

Sulfur Flower Buckwheat: Eriogonum umbellatum (var. ellipticum ?) - Beginning to bloom.

* Closeflowered Knotweed: Polygonum polygaloides ssp. confertiflorum

* Kellogg's Knotweed: Polygonum polygaloides ssp. kelloggii

* Alpine Sorrel: Rumex paucifolius

* Nevada Lewisia: Lewisia nevadensis

* Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva

Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

Ballhead Sandwort: Eremogone congesta var. congesta - In bud.

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

Spiked Larkspur: Delphinium stachydeum

* Least Mousetail: Myosurus minima

Hornseed Buttercup: Ranunculus testiculatus

Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii

Daggerpods: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

* Western Twin Bladderpod: Physaria occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

* Nesting Saxifrage: Micranthes nidifica (Saxifraga integrifolia var. columbiana)

Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

* Big-headed Horkelia: Horkelia fusca ssp. capitata

Elmer's Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri

Fan-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. flabelliformis

* Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis - In bud.

Prairie Lupine: Lupinus lepidus var. aridus ? or Utah Lupine: Lupinus lepidus var. utahensis ?

* Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (former var. tenuispicus)

False-mermaid: Floerkea proserpinacoides

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana (ssp. oregana ?)

* Long-leaved Willowherb: Camissonia subacaulis

Purple-leaved Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

* Diffuse Groundsmoke: Gayophytum diffusum (ssp. parviflorum ?)

* Racemose Groundsmoke: Gayophytum racemosum

* Cusick's Elkweed: Frasera columbiana var. cusickii

Harkness' Linanthus: Linanthus harkenessii - In bud.

Prickly Phlox: Linanthus pungens

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Brewer's Navarretia: Navarretia breweri

* Needleleaf Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta (ssp. propinqua ?)

Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus - Past bloom, leaves only.

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum (var. alpinum ?) - Long past bloom.

* Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Purple Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpinum

* Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

Small Bluebells: Mertensia longiflora

* Eastside Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys hispidulus (P. scouleri var. penicillatus)

Red Besseya: Besseya rubra

* Cusick's Paintbrush: Castilleja cusickii

* Hairy Paintbrush: Castilleja pilosa var. pilosa

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Bush Bird's Beak: Cordylanthus ramosus ? (or Yellow Owl Clover: Orthocarpus luteus ?) - Plants still very small.

* Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower: Mimulus nanus var. nanus

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

* Brownish Everlasting: Antennaria umbrinella

Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

Flagellate Pussytoes: Antennaria flagellaris

Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides - In bud.

* Brownish Everlasting: Antennaria umbrinella

* Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria rosea

Little Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula (ssp. arbuscula ?)

Western Wormwood: Artemisia ludoviciana (ssp. candicans ?)

Mountain Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana

* Elk Thistle: Cirsium scariosum

Showy Rubber Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa (var. speciosa ? )

* Spreading Fleabane: Erigeron divergens ?

* Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Most plants past bloom.

Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana - In bud.

Dwarf Woollyheads: Psilocarphus brevissimus var. brevissimus ?

Tacky Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma hirta var. hirta

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

Woolly Goldenweed: Stenotus lanuginosus var. lanuginosus

Long-leaved Aster: Symphyotrichum ascendens - In bud.

Leafybract Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi ? - In bud.

* Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale

Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Observed in the Logan Valley Area:

Mule Deer

Pronghorn Antelope

Beldings Ground Squirrels

Chipmunks

Red-tailed Hawks

Killdeer

Snipe (Heard)

Northern Flickers

Hairy Woodpecker

Ravens

Western Tanager

Robins - Numerous

Mountain Bluebirds

Western Bluebirds

Chipping Sparrows

Lark Sparrow on nest

Vesper Sparrow ?

Dark-eyed Juncos

Mountain Chickadees

Sara's Orantetips

Western Pine Elfins

Brown Elfins

Arrowhead Blue

Mosquites


Paul Slichter