[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Wildflowers of the Crooked River National Grasslands

Rimrock Springs Trail #850

Jefferson County, Oregon

April 24, 2018

A view southwest towards the snow-covered Cascade Mountains from the viewpoint along the Rimrock Springs Trail, Crooked River National Grasslands.......April 24, 2018.

A view southwest towards the snow covered Cascade Mountains from the viewpoint along the Rimrock Springs Trail, Crooked River National Grasslands.......April 24, 2018.

Additional Information for those planning to hike the Crooked River National Grasslands:

Crooked River National Grasslands - Info about hiking trails, camping, access, etc.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Broadleaf Cattail: Typha latifolia - In the wetlands.

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Nevada Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. juncifolia - Beginning to bloom.

* Sandberg's Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. secunda - Beginning to bloom.

Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

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

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica

Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva

* Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum

Hornseed Buttercup: Ceratocephala testiculata - Past bloom.

* Desert Alyssum: Alyssum desertorum ?

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna

* Daggerpods: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera

* Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum - Beginning to bloom.

Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata - Beginning to leaf out.

* Woollypod Milkvetch: Astragalus purshii var. lagopinus - Beginning to bloom.

Prairie Lupine: Lupinus lepidus var. sellulus - Only leaves.

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Canby's Desert Parsley: Lomatium canbyi - Only fruits.

Nevada Desert Parsley: Lomatium nevadense var. nevadense

* Broad-fruit Lomatium: Lomatium triternatum ssp. platycarpum

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Douglas' Phlox: Phlox douglasii

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

Sticky-flowered Rabbitbrush: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (ssp. viscidiflorus ?)

* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

Showy Rubber Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa (var. speciosa ?)

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

Animals Observed During This Hike:

American Kestrel


Canada Geese

Northern Flicker

Spotted Towhee

Mountain Bluebirds

Dark-eyed Juncos

White-crowned Sparrows

Mountain Chickadees

Marsh Wrens - Vocal in the wetlands

Ruby-crowned Kinglets

Western Fence Lizards

Shiny Green Tiger Beetles

Julia's Orange Tips

Paul Slichter