[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2017]

Line Butte Trail #807 from the Fawn Creek Trailhead, South Slopes of Lookout Mountain

Ochoco National Forest

June 22, 2017

Park-like conditions under the ponderosa pines along the Line Butte Trail #807, Ochoco National Forest........June 22, 2017.

Park-like conditions under the ponderosa pines along the Line Butte Trail #807, Ochoco National Forest........June 22, 2017.

This trail was hiked from the Fawn Creek Trailhead.

Weather: Temperatures in the low 60s in the morning climbing to the low 70s by the afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy with a bit of haze in the air. We reached snow drifts from 1-2' thick along Lodgepole Creek and turned around at that point.


* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Comprehensive plant list for Lookout Mountain.

Bolete?

Coral Fungi

California White Fir: Abies concolor x Abies grandis

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Gray Alder: Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia

Oregon Boxwood: Paxistima myrsinites

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Common Duckweed: Lemna minor

* Daggerleaf Rush: Juncus ensifolius

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Nebraska Sedge: Carex nebrascensis

* Ross' Sedge: Carex rossii

Small-fruited Bulrush: Scirpus microcarpus - In bud. Stream at Fawn Creek trailhead.

* Orchard Grass: Dactylis glomerata

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

* Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus ssp. macrocarpus - In bud.

* Spotted Fritillary: Fritillaria atropurpurea

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods forming.

* Star-flowered False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum stellatum

* Panicled Deathcamas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum

California False Hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. californicum - In bud.

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis

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

Alaska Rein Orchid: Platanthera unalascensis ?

* American Bistort: Bistorta bistortoides

Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii ?

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

* Heart-leaved Springbeauty: Claytonia cordifolia

Nevada Lewisia: Lewisia nevadensis

* Threeleaf Lewisia: Lewisia triphylla

* Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

* Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed: Cerastium glomeratum

* Bigleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla

Pearlwort: Sagina sp.

* Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

* Meadowrue: Thalictrum sp.

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii

Hairystem Rockcress: Boechera pauciflora - Sickle-shaped fruits.

* Sticky Cutleaf Tansymustard: Descurainia incisa ssp. viscosa

Tower Mustard: Turritis glabra

Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum var. stenopetalum

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera - Fading out of bloom.

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

* Slender Woodland Star: Lithophragma tenellum

* Nesting Saxifrage: Micranthes nidifica - Fading out of bloom.

Brook Saxifrage: Micranthes odontoloma - In bud. Lodgepole Creek.

* Oregon Saxifrage: Micranthes oregana

* Five-stamen Mitrewort: Mitella pentandra

* Three-toothed Mitrewort: Mitella trifida

* Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

* Northern Black Currant: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare - Lodgepole Creek.

* Prickly Currant: Ribes lacustre - Lodgepole Creek.

* Sticky Currant: Ribes viscosissimum

* Valley Cinquefoil: Drymocallis convallaria

Idaho Cinquefoil: Drymocallis glabrata ? - In bud.

* Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala

* Rydberg's Largeleaf Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

Broadleaf Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. latifolius - In bud.

Graceful Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata

Fan-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. flabelliformis

Annual Burnet: Poteridium occidentale

Lanszwert's Peavine: Lathyrus lanszwertii var. lanszwertii

* Kellogg's Spurred Lupine: Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus - Beginning to bloom.

* Broadleaf Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. latifolius - Beginning to bloom.

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - Past bloom.

* White Clover: Trifolium repens - At the trailhead.

Cow Vetch: Vicia sativa ?

* Rydberg's Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum var. incisum

* False Mermaid: Floerkea proserpinacoides

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana (ssp. ?)

Snowbrush: Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus

Tinker's Penny: Hypericum anagalloides

* Marsh Violet: Viola palustris ? - In Lodgepole Creek next to trail.

* Upland Yellow Violet: Viola praemorsa ssp. linguifolia

* Goosefoot Violet: Viola purpurea ssp. venosa

* Gray's Lovage: Ligusticum grayi

* Slender-fruit Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

* Common Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

* Western Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri

* Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora - In bud.

* Narrowleaf Collomia: Collomia linearis

Scarlet Gilia: Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. formosissima - In bud.

Harkness' Linanthus: Leptosiphon harknessii ?

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris

Western Polemonium: Polemonium occidentale

* Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus

* Ballheaded Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. alpinum

* Ballheaded Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum

* Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora

Small-flowered Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora var. austiniae

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

Purple Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina - In bud.

* Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha

* Long-flowered Bluebell: Mertensia longiflora

Nettle-leaved Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia var. urticifolia - In bud.

Mountain Balm: Monardella odoratissima

* Wavyleaf Paintbrush: Castilleja applegatei

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora - Fading out of bloom.

* Common Monkeyflower: Erythranthe guttata (or one of the variants)

Musk Monkeyflower: Erythranthe moschata - Leaves.

Showy Penstemon: Penstemon speciosus - In bud.

* American Brooklime: Veronica americana

* Thyme-leaved Speedwell: Veronica serpyllifolia var. humifusa

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. occidentalis

Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale

* Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis

* Black Elderberry: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus

Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus var. utahensis

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Pale Agoseris: Agoseris glauca var. glauca

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

* Silvery Pussytoes: Antennaria argentea

* Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria pulvinata

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

Nodding Arnica: Arnica parryi - In bud.

Western Mugwort: Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. candicans

Mountain Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana

* Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata

Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

Bull Thistle: Cirsium vulgare - At trailhead.

Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia - In bud.

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa (var. speciosa ?) - At trailhead.

* Eaton's Shaggy Daisy: Erigeron eatonii var. villosus

Rough-leaved Aster: Eurybia radulina

Rocky Mountain Sunflower: Helianthella uniflora var. douglasii - In bud.

* Smallhead Tarweed: Hemizonella minima

White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

Streambank Groundsel: Packera pseudaurea var. pseudaurea - In bud.

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

Tall Butterweed: Senecio serra

Leafy Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum ? - Leaves only.

* Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale

Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Observed During This Hike:

Coyote

Red Squirrel

Turkey Vulture

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker - At trailhead.

Clark's Nutcrackers

American Robins

Hermit Thrushes - Calling.

Spotted Towhee

Milbert's Tortoiseshells

Pale Swallowtail

Sulphurs


Paul Slichter