[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2015]

Lake Creek Trail #378

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

August 10, 2015

Lake Creek Trail #378, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness........August 10, 2015.

A view uphill along the Lake Creek Trail #378, Strawberry Mt. Wilderness............Augus 10, 2053. The trail has been logged out since our last attempt to hike it in 2013. It will need brushing sometime in the future, and since it is in an area burned about a decade ago, it will continue to need to be logged out each year. Contact the Malheur National Forest Headquarters in John Day prior to leaving on your trip to enquire about the current conditions for this trail.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

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

Brown-eyed Wolf Lichen: Letharia columbiana

Umbrella Liverwort: Marchantia polymorpha

Northwestern Lady Fern: Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum

Field Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

California White Fir: Abies concolor x Abies grandis

Subalpine Fir: Abies lasiocarpa

Mountain Alder: Alnus incana var. tenuifolia

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis

Oregon Boxwood: Paxistima myrsinites

Engelmann Spruce: Picea engelmannii

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana

Buffaloberry: Shepherdia canadensis

Drummond's Rush: Juncus drummondii

* Dagger-leaved Rush: Juncus ensifolius

American Stinging Nettle: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis

Clasping-leaf Twisted Stalk: Streptopus amplexifolius - Fruits ripening.

Coralroot: Corallorhiza sp. - Past bloom.

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

* Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum - Fading out of bloom.

Baneberry: Actaea rubra

* Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

Meadow-rue: Thalictrum sp.

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

Tower Rockcress: Turritis glabra

* Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus: Parnassia fimbriata

* Brook Saxifrage: Micranthes odontoloma

Northern Black Currant: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare

Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

* Sticky Cinquefoil: Drymocallis glabrata

Fan-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. flabelliformis

* Birchleaf Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia - Fading out of bloom.

* Cup Clover: Trifolium cyathiferum

* Red Clover: Trifolium pratense

* White Clover: Trifolium repens

* Springbank Clover: Trifolium wormskioldii

* Snowbrush: Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus

* Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium var. canescens

Enchanter's Nightshade: Circaea alpina

* Tall Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Purple-leaved Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

* Nuttall's Groundsmoke: Gayophytum diffusum var. parviflorum

Sharptooth Angelica: Angelica arguta

Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata

Sidebells Wintegreen: Orthillia secunda

Whitevein Wintergreen: Pyrola picta

Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium (var. ?)

California Polemonium: Polemonium californicum

Western Polemonium: Polemonium occidentale

Nettleleaf Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia var. urticifolia

* Common Monkeyflower: Erythranthe guttata

* Lewis' Monkeyflower: Erythranthe lewisii - Fading out of bloom.

* Musk Monkeyflower: Erythranthe moschata

Lanceleaf Figwort: Scrophularia lanceolata

* American Brooklime: Veronica americana

* Small Bedstraw: Galium trifidum

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Large-flowered Agoseris: Agoseris grandiflora - Going to seed.

* Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea

Racemose Pussytoes: Antennaria racemosa

* Streambank Arnica: Arnica amplexicaulis

* Longleaf Arnica: Arnica longifolia

* Giant Mountain Aster: Canadanthus modestus

Bull Thistle: Cirsium vulgare

Showy Aster: Eurybia conspicuua

* White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum - Fading out of bloom.

* Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri - Fading out of bloom.

* Slender Cudweed: Pseudognaphalium thermale

* Arrowleaf Butterweed: Senecio triangularis - Fading out of bloom.

* Leafybract Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

* Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Animals Seen Along This Route:

American Kestrel

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Stellers Jays

American Robin

Hermit Thrush

Spotted Towhee

Townsend's Warbler ?

Mountain Chickadees

Paul Slichter