[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2013]

Lake Creek Trail #378

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

July 19, 2013

Lake Creek Trail #378, Strawberry Mt. Wilderness.......Jully 19, 2013.

A view uphill along the Lake Creek Trail #378, Strawberry Mt. Wilderness............July 19, 2013. Yes, there is a trail there at the lower left corner, extending to the center of the photo. It doesn't look like the trail has been maintained for several years as there are quite a few downed logs, many of large diameter. One can find a route around the downed logs, usually scrambling through forest uphill of the trail. Hopefully this fine trail will be cleared at sometime in the near future as there are many interesting wildflowers to be seen in the numerous streams and springs that cross the trail, plus the birding is quite good in the morning along the trail.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Fairly complete plant list for the Lake Creek Trail #378.

Horsehair Lichen: Bryoria sp.

Tube Lichen: Hypogymnia sp.

Brown-eyed Wolf Lichen: Letharia columbiana

Pelt Lichen: Peltigera sp.

Umbrella Liverwort: Marchantia polymorpha

Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum pilferum ?

Northwestern Lady Fern: Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum

Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens

California White Fir: Abies concolor x Abies grandis

Mountain Alder: Alnus incana var. tenuifolia

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis

Oregon Boxwood: Pachistima myrsinites

Engelmann Spruce: Picea engelmannii

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana ?

Dagger-leaved Rush: Juncus ensifolius

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Sedge: Carex deflexa var. boothii or Carex rossii?

* Jone's Sedge: Carex jonesii

* Kellogg's Sedge: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa ?

* Small-winged Sedge: Carex microptera

* Southern Beaked Sedge: Carex utriculata

* Needlegrass: Achnatherum sp.

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus praetense

* Mountain Brome: Bromus carinatus var. marginatus

* Columbia Brome: Bromus vulgaris

* Fowl Mannagrass: Glyceria (elata ?)

American Stinging Nettle: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis

Clasping-leaf Twisted Stalk: Streptopus amplexifolius

* Alaska Rein Orchid: Piperia unalascensis

* Long-spurred Bog Orchid: Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

Chickweed: Cerastium sp.

* Bigleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla - Fading out of bloom.

Menzie's Campion: Silene menziesii

* Red Sandspurry: Spergularia rubra

* Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

Baneberry: Actaea rubra - Berries forming.

* Red Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus - Past bloom.

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

Mitrewort: Mitella sp. - Past bloom.

* Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus: Parnassia fimbriata

* Brook Saxifrage: Saxifraga odontoloma

Northern Black Currant: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare

Prickly Currant: Ribes lacustre

Wood's Strawberry: Fragaria vesca var. bracteata

Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala

* Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

* Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa var. glandulosa

* Elmer's Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri

* Thimbleberry: Rubus parviflorus - Fading out of bloom.

* Birchleaf Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia

* Tailcup Lupine: Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus

* Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus - Fading out of bloom.

* Red Clover: Trifolium pratense

* White Clover: Trifolium repens

* Hooked Spur Violet: Viola adunca - Fading out of bloom.

* Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum

Snowbrush: Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus

* Tinker's Penny: Hypericum anagalloides

* Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium var. canescens

* Enchanter's Nightshade: Circaea alpina

* Purple-leaved Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

* Nuttall's Groundsmoke: Gayophytum diffusum var. parviflorum

* Sharptooth Angelica: Angelica arguta

* Cow Parsnip: Heracleum lanatum

* Gray's Lovage: Ligusticum grayii

Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

* Western Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens

Pinemat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis

* Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata - Beginning to bloom.

* Sidebells Wintegreen: Orthillia secunda - Beginning to bloom.

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

* Grouseberry: Vaccinium scoparium

* Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium (var. ?)

* Narrowleaf Collomia: Collomia linearis - Fading out of bloom.

* Northern Linanthus: Leptosiphon septentrionalis

* Mountain Navarretia: Navarretia divaricata

* California Polemonium: Polemonium californicum

* Purple Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina - Beginning to bloom.

* Cryptanth: Cryptantha sp. - Small-flowered species.

* Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha - Fading out of bloom.

* Nettleleaf Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia var. urticifolia

Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Dalmatian Toad Flax: Linaria dalmatica

* Common Monkeyflower: Mimulus guttatus

* Lewis' Monkeyflower: Mimulus lewisii

* Musk Monkeyflower: Mimulus moschatus

* Lanceleaf Figwort: Scrophularia lanceolata

* American Brooklime: Veronica americana

* Broad-leaved Plantain: Plantago major

* Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

* Fragrant Bedstraw: Galium triflorum

* Milk Kelloggia: Kelloggia galioides

Black Elderberry: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Orange Agoseris: Agoseris aurantiaca

* Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea

Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria rosea ? - Past bloom.

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Mountain Arnica: Arnica latifolia

Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense - In bud.

* Bull Thistle: Cirsium vulgare - Beginning to bloom.

* Thistle: Cirsium sp.

* Foothill Daisy: Erigeron corymbosus ?

* Peregrine Fleabane: Erigeron glacialis var. glacialis

* Showy Fleabane: Erigeron speciosus

* Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum (var. integrifolium ?)

* White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum

* Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri

* Little Tarweed: Madia exigua

* Mountain Tarweed: Madia glomerata

* Slender Tarweed: Madia gracilis

* Slender Cudweed: Pseudognaphalium thermale

Black Head: Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis

* Tall Butterweed: Senecio serra ? - Observed along creek from a distance via binoculars.

Arrowleaf Butterweed: Senecio triangularis

* Leafybract Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. apricum - Beginning to bloom

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

Animals Seen Along This Route:

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Least Chipmunks

Golden Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk

Northern Flickers

Clark's Nutcrackers

American Robins

Hermit Thrush

Western Tanagers

Black-headed Grosbeak

Cassin's Finches

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Pine Siskins

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Mountain Chickadees

Rufous Hummingbirds

Milbert's Tortoiseshells

Painted Ladys




Anise Swallowtails

Bumblebees of various sizes



Paul Slichter