[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

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Poison Ivy: Toxicodendron rydbergii

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

* Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericea

Giant Wildrye: Leymus cinereus

Common Cattail: Typha latifolia

Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica

* Panicle Deathcamas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum

White False Hellebore: Veratrum californicum ?

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis

* Northern Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

* Parsnipflower Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

Slenderbush Buckwheat: Eriogonum microthecum var. microthecum

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

Greasewood: Sarcobatus vermiculatus - In bud.

* Western Clematis: Clematis ligusticifolia

* Pale Alyssum: Alyssum alyssoides

* Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum

* Tall Tumblemustard: Sisymbrium altissimum

* Thickleaved Thelypody: Thelypodium laciniatum var. laciniatum

* Golden Spider Flower: Cleome platycarpa

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

* Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

* Common Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana v. melanocarpa

* Harison's Yellow Rose: Rosa x harisonii

* Nootka Rose: Rosa nutkana

* Pearhip Rose: Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana

* Threadstalk Milkvetch: Astragalus filipes

* Pea: Lathyrus sp.

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus

* Prairie Lupine: Lupinus lepidus var. aridus

* Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophylllus

* Chick Lupine: Lupinus microcarpus

* Yellow Sweetclover: Melilotus officinale

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

* Redstem Ceanothus: Ceanothus sanguineus

* Perennial Flax ?: Linum (perenne?)

* Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum

* Orange Globe Mallow: Sphaeralcea munroana

* Elkhorns Clarkia: Clarkia pulchella

* Burr Chervil: Anthriscus caucalis

* Poison-hemlock: Conium maculatum

* Cow Parsnip: Heracleum lanatum

* Field Bindweed: Convolvulus arvensis

Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

* Longleaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia - Fading out of bloom.

* Varileaf Phacelia: Phacelia heterophylla ssp. virgata

* Madwort: Asperugo procumbens

* Cockscomb Cryptantha: Cryptantha celosioides / Cryptantha spiculifera

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

* Henbit: Lamium amplexicaule

* Purple Sage: Salvia dorrii - Fading out of bloom.

* Desert Paintbrush: Castilleja chromosa - Fading out of bloom

* Dalmatian Toadflax: Linaria dalmatica

* Common Monkeyflower: Mimulus guttatus

* Washinton Monkeyflower: Mimulus washingtonensis

Cutleaf Penstemon: Penstemon richardsonii

* Showy Penstemon: Penstemon speciosus

* Moth Mullein: Verbascum blatteria

Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

* American Brooklime: Veronica americanum

* Blue Elderberry: Sambucus mexicana

Teasel: Dipsacus fullonum

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

* Bachelor Buttons: Centaurea cyanus

* Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii v. douglasii

* John Day Chaenactis: Chaenactis nevii

Wavyleaf Thistle: Cirsium undulatum ?

* Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis

* Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis sp. (Crepis intermedia ?)

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosum

Columbia Goldenweed: Ericameria resinosa

* Shaggy Fleabane: Erigeron pumilus

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

* Blanket Flower: Gaillardia aristata

Matchbrush: Gutierrezia sarothrae

* Cusick's Sunflower: Helianthus cusickii

* Gray Horsebrush: Tetradymia canescens

* Northern Mule's Ears: Wyethia amplexicaulis


Animals Seen Along This Route:

Mule Deer doe swimming the John Day River near Spray, OR

California Quail

Mourning Doves

Magpies

Brewer's Blackbirds

Starlings

American Robins

Western Wood Peewees

English Sparrows


Paul Slichter