[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Wildflowers of Pine Mountain

Deschutes National Forest

May 12, 2018

A view south across the prehistoric Ice Age lakebed towards Hager Mt. and Fort Rock (in Lake County) from near the actual summit of Pine Mountain, Deschutes National Forest...........July 12, 2017.

A view south across the prehistoric Ice Age lakebed towardsWinter Rim, Hager Mt. and Fort Rock (in Lake County) from near the actual summit of Pine Mountain, Deschutes National Forest...........July 12, 2017.


Weather: Temperatures were in the upper 60s with clear skies and winds to 30 mph.


* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

* Nevada Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. juncifolia

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus - Leaves.

* Yellowbells: Fritillaria pudica - Still in bloom where the snow stayed late.

Parsnipflower Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

Modoc Sulfur Flower Buckwheat: Eriogonum umbellatum var. modocense

Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva

Hornseed Buttercup: Ceratocephala testiculata

Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala - Leaves.

* Woollypod Milkvetch: Astragalus purshii var. lagopinus

Kellogg Spurred Lupine: Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus - Leaves.

* Henderson's Desert Parsley: Lomatium hendersonii - Still blooming on northeast-facing slopes where the snow stayed late.

* Nevada Desert Parsley: Lomatium nevadense var. nevadense

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Green-leaved Manzanita: Arctostaphylos patula

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea - Last year's stalks.

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis - Beginning to bloom.

Purple Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina - Leaves.

Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale - Newly emerged leaves.

Harkness' Plagiobothrys: Plagiobothrys kingii var. harknessii ? - In bud.

Green-tinged Paintbrush: Castilleja chlorotica - Nearing bloom.

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora - Beginning to bloom.

Low Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula ssp. arbuscula

Mountain Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana

Dustymaidens: Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii

False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Leaves.

Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus - Leaves.

* Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale


Animals Observed During This Hike:

Chipmunks

Sierra Nevada Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels

Northern Flicker

Clark's Nutcracker

Mountain Bluebirds

Chipping Sparrows


Paul Slichter