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Jackman Park Campground

June 2, 2012

Aspens with new leaf growth seen at Jackman Park, Steens Mountain.............June 2, 2012.

Aspens with new leaf growth as seen at Jackman Park, Steens Mountain.............June 2, 2012.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

The campground opened immediately after Memorial Day this year. Unfortunately, 10+ inches of fresh snowfall just before the holiday kept the North Loop Road closed for the many people who visited the area over the holiday weekend. The aspen are just leafing out and there only a few plant species in bloom.

Oregon Wood Fern: Woodsia oregana ?

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Booth's Willow: Salix boothii ?

Variable Willow: Salix commutata ?

Drummond's Willow: Salix drummondiana ?

Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii ?

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana ?

* Willow: Salix (sp ?)

Liddon's Sedge: Carex petasata or Dunhead Sedge: Carex phaeocephala - Beginning to bloom. I will need to return and collect mature perigynia for positive ID. Both are possible.

* Raynold's Sedge: Carex raynoldsii

* Sedge: Carex sp.

Anceps Onion: Allium anceps ?

* Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica

White False Hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. californicum

Panicle Deathcamas: Zigadenus paniculatus

Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

Sulfurflower Buckwheat: Eriogonum umbellatum (var. ?)

Heart-leaved Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia cordifolia

Prickly Sandwort: Eremogone aculeata - In bud.

Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii

* Dwarf Plantain-leaved Buttercup: Ranunuculus alismifolius var. alismellus

* Sagebrush Buttercup: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. ellipticus

Meadow Rue: Thalictrum sp. - In bud.

* Steer's Head: Dicentra uniflora

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

* Daggerpod: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

* Smooth Woodland Star: Lithophragma glabrum

Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia (apetala or columbiana ?)

Bog Saxifrage: Saxifraga oregana - In bud.

Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

Mountain Gooseberry: Ribes montigenum

Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. pumila ? - In bud.

Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum (var. perincisum?)

Old Man's Whiskers: Geum triflorum ssp. ciliatum

Freckled Milkvetch: Astragalus lentiginosus var. chartaceus - In bud.

Lupine: Lupinus sp.

* Upland Yellow Violet: Viola praemorsa ssp. linguifolia

* Goosefoot Violet: Viola purpurea var. venosa

Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum (var. ?)

Stemless Evening Primrose: Camissonia subacaulis

* Nevada Desert Parsley: Lomatium nevadense

Nuttall's Linanthus: Linanthus nuttallii

Diffuse Phlox: Phlox diffusa ?

* Hood's Phlox: Phlox hoodii ?

Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilis

* Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. alpinum

Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha

* Sagebrush Bluebells: Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis

Nettle-leaved Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Steen's Mountain Penstemon: Penstemon davidsonii var. praeteritus

Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus

Downy-fruited Valerian: Valeriana acutiloba var. pubicarpa - In bud.

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana

Steen's Mt. Thistle: Cirsium peckii

* Orange Sneezeweed: Dugaldia hoopesii - Beginning to bloom.

* Cutleaf Daisy: Erigeron compositus var. glabratus

False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides

Thick-leaved Groundsel: Senecio crassulus

Animals Seen around Fish Lake Camp Ground:

Belding Ground Squirrels

Golden Eagles


Common Snipes

Mountain Bluebirds

Hermit Thrush

Western Wood Peewees

Tree Swallows

Brewer's Blackbirds

Red-winged Blackbirds

Mountain Bluebirds

Yellow Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Rock Wrens

Mourning Cloak

Brown Elfin ?

Paul Slichter