[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Wildflowers of Big Summit Prairie

Vernally moist meadows adjacent to Road 22-308 at Indian Creek

T13S R21E S31 N1/2

Ochoco National Forest

May 13, 2018

Wyethia helianthoides in mass bloom at Indian Creek, Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest........May 12, 2018.

Wyethia helianthoides in mass bloom at Indian Creek, Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest........May 12, 2018. - Wyethia helianthoides in mass bloom at Indian Creek, Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest........May 12, 2018.

Wildflower bloom (Wyethia helianthoides) in vernally moist meadows at Indian Creek, Ochoco National Forest.......May 12, 2018. The photo at lower left shows the bloom of white mule's ears (Wyethia helianthoides) downslope across private lands towards Big Summit Prairie from USFS lands at Indian Creek..

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii ?

Nebraska Sedge: Carex nebrascensis

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus pratensis - Beginning to bloom.

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

American Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

Bigpod Mariposa: Calochortus eurycarpus

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods forming.

Large-flowered Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora - Leaves.

California False-hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. californicum

Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis

* Grass Widows: Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum - Fading out of bloom.

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

* Linearleaf Montia: Montia linearis

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Elliptical Sagebrush Buttercup: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. ellipticus - Fading out of bloom.

Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

* American Wintercress: Barbarea orthoceras

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna

Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera - Fading out of bloom.

Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

Northern Black Currant: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare

Fan-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata

Annual Burnet: Poteridium occidentale

Peavine: Lathyrus sp.

* Hanson's Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii - Beginning to bloom.

* Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - Beginning to bloom.

False-mermaid: Floerkea proserpinacoides

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana (ssp. ?)

* Upland Yellow Violet: Viola praemorsa var. linguifolia

* Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Littlebells Polemonium: Polemonium micranthum

* Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus - Beginning to bloom.

* Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. alpinum - Fading out of bloom.

* Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Long-flowered Lungwort: Mertensia longiflora

Nettle-leaved Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia var. urticifolia - Leaves.

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Showy Penstemon: Penstemon speciosus ?

Snowberry: Symphoricarpos sp.

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

Pale Agoseris: Agoseris glauca var. glauca - Leaves.

Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides - In bud.

* Heartleaved Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

Low Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula (ssp. arbuscula ?)

Rough Eyelashweed: Blepharipappus scaber ?

Baker's Hawksbeard: Crepis bakeri

Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans - In bud.

Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus - In bud.

Western Mountain Aster: Symphyotrichum spathulatum var. spathulatum

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Northern Mule's Ears: Wyethia amplexicaulis - In bud.

* Hybrid Mule's Ears: Wyethia x cusickii - Beginning to bloom.

* White-headed Wyethia: Wyethia helianthoides - Near peak bloom.


Animals Seen At This Site:

Brewer's Blackbirds

Clark's Nutcrackers

Western Meadowlarks

American Robins

Chipping Sparrows


Paul Slichter