[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Wildflowers of the Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River

Chimney Rock Trail

Bureau of Land Management

Crook County, Oregon

May 10, 2018

First quarter mile of the Chimney Rock Trail, Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River......May 10, 2018. - Chimney Rock and views upstream along the Crooked River from the Chimney Rock Trail, Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River......May 10, 2018.

View upstream from Chimney Rock, Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River......May 10, 2018. - View downstream (before sunset) from from Chimney Rock, Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River......May 10, 2018.

Upper Left: Bunchgrass slopes along the Chimney Rock Trail about a quarter mile from the Chimney Rock trailhead. Upper Right: A view down to Chimney Rock and views upstream along the Crooked River from the Chimney Rock Trail. Lower Left: A view upstream along the Crooked River from Chimney Rock. Lower Right: A view downstream (before sunset) along the Crooked River from Chimney Rock. All photos taken along the Chimney Rock Trail, Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River.......April 24, 2018.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Comprehensive Plant List for the Chimney Rock Trail

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis ?

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Crested Wheatgrass: Agropyron cristatum

* Cheat Grass: Bromus tectorum

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha

* Barley: Hordeum sp.

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Sandberg's Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. secunda

Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

* Tolmie's Onion: Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus - Leaves only.

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Seed pods maturing.

* Panicled Deathcamas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum - Beginning to bloom

Slender Buckwheat: Eriogonum microtheca var. laxiflorum

Rock Buckwheat: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sphaerocephalum - In bud.

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

Spiny Hopsage: Grayia spinosa

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata ssp. intermontana

* Erubescent Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra

Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva

Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum

Hornseed Buttercup: Ceratocephala testiculata

* Sagebrush Buttercup: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus

Desert Alyssum: Alyssum desertorum - Glabrous fruits.

* Sicklepod Rockcress: Boechera sparsiflora

* Western Tansymustard: Descurainia pinnata ?

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna

Cutleaf Thelypody: Thelypodium laciniatum - Leaves in the small canyon.

Lance-leaved Stonecrop: Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum

Leiberg's Stonecrop: Sedum leibergii

Alpine Alumroot: Heuchera cylindrica var. alpina - On north-facing cliffs.

* Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

Desert Gooseberry: Ribes velutinum

Saskatoon Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia (var. ?)

* John Day Cinquefoil: Drymocallis campanulatum - Beginning to bloom.

Stiff Milkvetch: Astragalus conjunctus var. conjunctus

Freckled Milkvetch: Astragalus lentiginosus (var. ?) - Leaves.

* Pauper Milkvetch: Astragalus misellus var. misellus ? - Small. Rare.

* Stony Ground Lupine: Lupinus polyphyllus var. saxosus

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium - Fading out of bloom.

Henderson's Desert Parsley: Lomatium hendersonii - Fruits maturing.

* Broad-fruit Lomatium: Lomatium triternatum ssp. platycarpum

Prickly Phlox: Linathus pungens

* Douglas' Phlox: Phlox douglasii ? - Fading out of bloom. Glandular hairs on foliage & sepals.

Littlebells Polemonium: Polemonium micranthum

* Threadleaf Phacelia: Phacelia linearis - Beginning to bloom.

Branched Phacelia: Phacelia ramosissima var. ramosissima

* Narrowleaf Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia ssp. angustifolia

* Desert Paintbrush: Castilleja chromosa

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Gairdner's Penstemon: Penstemon gairdneri var. gairdneri

Lowly Penstemon: Penstemon humilis - In bud.

Cutleaf Penstemon: Penstemon richardsonii var. dentatus

Showy Penstemon: Penstemon speciosus ?

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

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - Beginning to bloom.

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria pulvinata ? - Only leaves.

Stiff Sagebrush: Artemisia rigida

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

* Rough Eyelashweed: Blepharipappus scaber - Beginning to bloom.

Dustymaidens: Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii

Hawksbeard: Crepis sp.

Columbia Goldenweed: Ericameria resinosa

Threadleaf Fleabane: Erigeron filifolius - In bud.

* Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis - Beginning to bloom.

* Cushion Fleabane: Erigeron poliospermus

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Beginning to bloom.

Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana - In bud.

* Showy Townsendia: Townsendia florifer


Animals Observed During This Hike:

Mourning Doves

Ravens

Mountain Bluebirds

Townsend's Solitaire

Chipping Sparrows

Ochre Ringlets


Paul Slichter