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Sand Flats on BLM property in the Pueblo Valley

June 1, 2012

View towards Pueblo Mountain from the sandy flats of the Pueblo Valley in southeastern Oregon.........June 1, 2012.

View towards Pueblo Mountain from the sandy flats of the Pueblo Valley in southeastern Oregon.........June 1, 2012.

Weather: Sunny with light winds to 5 miles per hour in the morning. Temperatures in the 70s in the morning climbing to the mid- 90s by afternoon. Very strong winds driving alkaline dust and grit with thunderstorms and torrential rains by late afternoon and early evening.


* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

* Indian Rice Grass: Oryzopsis hymenoides - Beginning to bloom.

* Annual Sand-verbena: Abronia turbinata ? - Beginning to bloom.

* Heart-podded Hoary Cress: Lepidium draba ssp. draba

* Biennial Cinquefoil: Potentilla biennis

* Alvord Milkvetch: Astragalus alvordensis

* Rusty Lupine: Lupinus pusillus var. intermontanus

Wrinklewing Springparsley: Cymopterus corrugatus (Rhysopterus plurijugus)

* Great Basin Gilia: Aliciella leptomeria (Gilia leptomeria) ?

* Lott's Gilia: Aliciella lottiae (Gilia lottiae)

* Great Basin Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys kingii var. harknessii

* Tiquilia: Tiquilia nuttallii

* Sharp-leaved Penstemon: Penstemon acuminatus var. latebracteatus

* Clustered Broomrape: Orobanche fasciculata

Sand Dune Broomrape: Orobanche ludoviciana - Dried remains of last year's stems.

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa var. (oreophila ?)

Carved Seed: Glyptopleura marginata var. marginata - Going to seed.

* Sow Thistle Malacothrix: Malacothrix sonchoides


Paul Slichter