[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2011]

Antelope Mountain Lookout

Malheur National Forest

A Native Plant Society of Oregon Field Trip

June 25, 2011

Wavy-leaf Paintbrush: Castilleja applegatei (var. pintetorum ?)

Wavy-leaf Paintbrush: Castilleja applegatei (var. pintetorum ?)

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Comprehensive Plant List for Antelope Mountain

Giant Edible Puffball : Calbovista subsculpta

Morels: Morchella deliciosa

Bell Cap Panaeolus: Panaeolus papilionaceus

Western Dwarf Mistletoe: Arceuthobium campylopodum - on ponderosa pine.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Sierra White Fir: Abies concolor x Abies grandis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides - Plants have not begun to leaf out yet.

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

Sandberg's Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. secunda

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods forming.

* Panicled Deathcamas: Zigadenus paniculatus

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

Parsnipflower Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

Blue Mountain Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

Sulfur Flower Buckwheat: Eriogonum umbellatum (var. ellipticum ?)

Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

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

* Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva

Prickly Sandwort: Eremogone aculeata

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum - In bud.

* Sagebrush Buttercup: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. ellipticus - Fading out of bloom.

* Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

Steer's Head: Dicentra uniflora

* Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii

* Holboell's Rockcress: Arabis holboellii (var. pinetorum ?)

* Sticky cutleaf Tansymustard: Descurainia incisa ssp. viscosa

Daggerpods: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides - Unique fruits forming

Bulblet Prairie Stars: Lithophragma bulbifera

* Smooth Prairie Stars: Lithophragma glabrum

* Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

* Utah Serviceberry: Amelanchier utahensis ? or Saskatoon Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. alnifolia ?

* Mountain Mahogany: Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius

* Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Old Man's Whiskers: Geum triflorum ssp. ciliatum

Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa - In bud.

* Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata - Beginning to bloom.

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus

* Goosefoot Violet: Viola purpurea var. venosa

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana (ssp. oregana ?) - In bud.

* Rydberg's Gerranium: Geranium viscosissimum (var. incisum ?)

* Bushy Mentzelia: Mentzelia dispersa ? - Beginning to bloom.

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

* Racemose Groundsmoke: Gayophytum racemosum

Henderson's Desert Parsley: Lomatium hendersonii ?

* Glaucous Desert Parsley: Lomatium donnellii

*Nevada Desert Parsley: Lomatium nevadense var. nevadense

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

* Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

Cusick's Elkweed: Frasera columbiana var. cusickii

Scarlet Gilia: Ipopmopsis aggregata

Harkness' Linanthus: Linanthus harknessii

Prickly Phlox: Linanthus pungens

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Brewer's Navarretia: Navarretia breweri

* Hood's Phlox: Phlox hoodii ?

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum (var. alpinum ?)

* Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora

* Austin's Small-flowered Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora var. austiniae

Varileaf Phacelia: Phacelia heterophylla ssp. virgata

* Torrey's Cryptanth: Cryptantha torreyana ? - Small plants with tiny white flowers.

* Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha

* Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

* Small Bluebells: Mertensia longiflora - Fading out of bloom.

Nettle-leaf Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia

* Wavy-leaf Paintbrush: Castilleja applegatei (var. pintetorum ?)

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Mimulus breviflorus

* Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower: Mimulus nanus var. nanus

Tapertip Penstemon: Penstemon attenuatus var. palustris - In bud.

Common Mullein: Verascum thapsus

* Clustered Broomrape: Orobanche fasciculata

Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

* Twinl-leaf Bedstraw: Galium bifolium ? - Small annual.

Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

Mountain Agoseris: Agoseris monticola ? - Basal leaves only.

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

* Stoloniferous Everlasting: Antennaria flagellaris

* Brownish Everlasting: Antennaria umbrinella

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

Low Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula ssp. arbuscula

Stiff Sagebrush: Artemisia rigida ?

Mountain Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana

* Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata

Dustymaidens: Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii

Bull Thistle: Cirsium vulgare

Baker's Hawksbeard: Crepis bakeri ? - In bud.

Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia ? - In bud.

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

Scabland Fleabane: Erigeron bloomeri var. bloomeri ? - In bud.

Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis - In bud.

* Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides

* Narrowleaf Mock Goldenweed: Nestotus stenophyllus

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale


Wildlife observed at this site:

Red Squirrels

Chipmunks

Clark's Nutcracker

Western Tanager

Robins

Mountain Bluebirds

Chipping Sparrows

Pine Siskins

Mountain Chickadees

Tree Frog

Green Hairstreaks

Boisduval's Blue: Plebejus icarioides

Sara's Orangetips


Paul Slichter