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Wildflowers in Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon

2017

Great Basin Springbeauty: Claytonia umbellata

Great Basin Springbeauty, Umbellate Springbeauty: Claytonia umbellata

July 14, 2017: East Point via FS Road 2630 at the top of the Mount Pisgah ridgeline (Ochoco National Forest)

July 13, 2017: Rock Creek via the Ochoco Mountain Trail #823 hiking north from the trailhead on Road 38. (Ochoco National Forest)

July 12, 2017: Pine Mountain, from Pine Mt. Campground to near the summit (Deschutes National Forest)

July 11, 2017: Baneberry Trail #812 (Ochoco National Forest)

July 10-14, 2017: Ochoco Forest Campground (Ochoco National Forest)

June 26, 2017: Steins Pillar Trail #837 (Ochoco National Forest)

June 25, 2017: Lookout Mt. via the Mother Lode Trail #808A and Lookout Mt. Trail #804 (Ochoco National Forest)

June 24, 2017: Gray Butte Trail #852, from the old McCoin homestead trailhead (Crooked River National Grasslands)

June 24, 2017: Twin Pillars Trail (Mill Creek Wilderness)

June 23, 2017: Ponderosa Loop Trail #801 and McGinnis Creek Loop Trail #802 (Bandit Springs Rest Area & Ochoco National Forest)

June 22, 2017: Line Butte Trail #807 from the Fawn Creek Trailhead (Ochoco National Forest)

June 21-26, 2017: Ochoco Forest Campground (Ochoco National Forest)

June 21, 2017: Balds and riparian areas adjacent to Road 30 and south of the junction with FS Road 3000-100, near the old Cold Springs Guard Station (Ochoco National Forest)

May 22, 2017: Line Butte Trail #807 from the Fawn Creek Trailhead (Ochoco National Forest)

May 21, 2017: Steins Pillar Trail #837 (Ochoco National Forest)

May 20, 2017: Gray Butte Trail #852, from the old McCoin homestead trailhead (Crooked River National Grasslands)

May 20, 2017: Rimrock Springs Trail #850 (Crooked River National Grasslands)

May 19, 2017: Balds and riparian areas adjacent to Road 30 and south of the junction with FS Road 3000-100, near the old Cold Springs Guard Station (Ochoco National Forest)

May 19-22, 2017: Ochoco Forest Camp (Ochoco National Forest)

May 11, 2017: Lithosol soils east of FS Road 4040 at MP 5.8 downhill towards the North Fork Crooked River (Ochoco National Forest)

May 10, 2017: Balds and riparian areas adjacent to Road 30 and south of the junction with FS Road 3000-100, near the old Cold Springs Guard Station (Ochoco National Forest)

May 10, 2017: Road 2630 from Scotts Campground to a forested, rocky point west of the road about the one mile mark (Ochoco National Forest)

May 10, 2017: Bald along FS Road 22 east of FS Road 22-300 and opposite the junction with FS Road 4215 (Ochoco National Forest)

May 9, 2017: Bald and riparian area at southwest corner of the junction of FS Roads 42 and 4215 (Ochoco National Forest)

May 9, 2017: Wildflowers west of a butte at the north end of Antler Prairie and west of Road 4215 and north of the junction with FS Road 4215-100 (Ochoco National Forest)

May 3, 2017: Hard Stone Trail, Cottonwood Canyon State Park and adjacent BLM lands

May 1, 2017: Fort Rock State Natural Area

April 30, 2017: Silver Creek Marsh Campground (Fremont-Winema National Forest)

April 30, 2017: Forest Service Service Road 2901 from Picture Rock Pass to MP 6.0 (Fremont-Winema National Forest)

April 28, 2017: Along US Highway 26 through the Warm Springs Reservation - The following wildflowers were observed in bloom: Carey's Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza careyana), Gold Stars (Crocidium multicaule), Stony Ground Lupine (Lupinus saxosus), Daggerpods (Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides), Antelope Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata), Large-fruit Desert Parsley (Lomatium macrocarpum), Nineleaf Desert Parsley (Lomatium triternatum). Also observed in bloom but tough to ID at 60mph were prairiestars (Lithophragma sp.), two phlox species, and possibly northern mule's ears (Wyethia amplexicaulis). This is a dangerous section of highway with narrow, steeply sloped shoulders and few places to pull completly off the highway, and many vehicles travelling above the speed limit, so make any stops with care!

March 19, 2017: Cottonwood Canyon State Park: Hard Stone Trail south (and upstream) from OR Highway 206 for 2.4 miles along the west bank of the John Day River.


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