[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Steins Pillar Trail #837

Ochoco National Forest

May 14, 2018

Steins Pillar, Ochoco National Forest.......May 21, 2017.

Steins Pillar, Ochoco National Forest........May 21, 2017.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

California White Fir: Abies concolor x Abies grandis - In forest near Steins Pillar.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis - In forest just south of Steins Pillar.

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

* Panicled Deathcamas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata ssp. intermontana

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

* Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

* Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var.alnifolia

* Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

* Donnell's Lomatium: Lomatium donnellii

* Large-fruit Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium papilioniferum

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum ssp. platycarpum

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

* Broad-sheath Desert Parsley: Lomatium vaginatum

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Douglas' Phlox: Phlox douglasii ?

* Linearleaf Phacelia: Phacelia linearis

* Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

* Wavyleaf Paintbrush: Castilleja applegatei var. pinetorum

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana ?

* Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides ?

Animals Observed During This Hike:

Downy or Hairy Woodpeckers - Heard

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Steller's Jays


Spotted Towhee

Western Tanagers

Hermit Thrushes - Singing.

Violet-green Swallows

Vaux's Swifts

Mountain Chickadees

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Rock Wren - Calling on Steins Pillar.

Garter Snake - 3 longitudinal, yellow lines on back

Western Gopher Snake

Western Fence Lizard

Spring Azure

Paul Slichter