[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Wildflowers of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness

Ancient Junipers and Flatiron Rock Trails

Bureau of Land Management

Deschutes County, Oregon

May 12, 2018

Flatiron Rock Trail, Oregon Badlands Wilderness (BLM), Deschutes County, OR.......May 12, 2018.

Bunchgrass slopes along the Chimney Rock Trail about a quarter mile from Chimney Rock, Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River.......April 24, 2018.

Additional Information for those planning to hike the Oregon Badlands Wilderness:

Oregon Badlands Wilderness Information

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Indian Ricegrass: Achnatherum hymenoides

* Cheat Grass: Bromus tectorum

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

* Mission Bells: Fritillaria atropurpurea

* Sand Lilies: Leucorinum montanum

Panicled Deathcamas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum - Not in bloom yet.

Oval-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum ovalifolium var. ovalifolium

Goose Lake Wild Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum (var. anserinum ?)

* Anderson's Larkspur: Delphinium andersonii - Beginning to bloom.

* Western Tansymustard: Descurainia pinnata

* Western Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum - Beginning to bloom.

Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

* Woollypod Milkvetch: Astragalus purshii var. lagopinus - Beginning to bloom. Very tiny flowers!

Spreading Sand Gilia: Aliciella micromeria ?

Prickly Phlox: Linathus pungens

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

Threadleaf Phacelia: Phacelia linearis - In bud.

Matted Cryptanth: Cryptantha circumscissa - Leaves.

* Harkness' Plagiobothrys: Plagiobothrys kingii var. harknessii - Beginning to bloom.

Dwarf Skullcap: Scutellaria nana - Numerous leaves.

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Lowly Penstemon: Penstemon humilis ?

Showy Penstemon: Penstemon speciosus ?

* White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera - Fading out of bloom.

Stiff Sagebrush: Artemisia rigida

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

Dustymaidens: Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii

Green Rabbitbrush: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. viscidiflorus

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa (ssp. ?)

Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis

Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana - Leaves.

Showy Townsendia: Townsendia florifer - In bud.

Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Animals Observed During This Hike:

Clark's Nutcrackers


Northern Flicker

Mountain Bluebirds

Mountain Chickadees

Cedar Hairstreaks on Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum

Paul Slichter