[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 27, 2018

Wildflower bloom (Wyethia amplexicaulis and Wyethia x cusickii) in vernally moist meadows at Indian Creek, Ochoco National Forest.......May 27, 2018.

Wildflower bloom (Wyethia amplexicaulis and Wyethia x cusickii) in vernally moist meadows at Indian Creek, Ochoco National Forest.......May 27, 2018.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Horsetails: Equisetum arvense

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Thinleaf Alder: Alnus incana var. tenuifolia

Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii ?

* Smallfruit Sedge: Carex microptera

* Nebraska Sedge: Carex nebrascensis

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus pratensis

Onespike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

American Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

Bulbil Onion: Allium geyeri var. tenerum - In bud.

Bigpod Mariposa: Calochortus eurycarpus - A few plants with flower buds.

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash (ssp. breviflora ?) - Beginning to bloom.

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods forming.

* Large-flowered Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora

California False-hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. californicum

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis

Grass Widows: Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum - Past bloom.

* American Bistort: Bistorta bistortoides

Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii? or Polygonum sawatchense ?

* Knotweed: Polygonum sp. #1

* Knotweed: Polygonum sp. #2

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

* Chamisso's Montia: Montia chamissoi

* Linearleaf Montia: Montia linearis - Fading out of bloom.

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum - Fading out of bloom.

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis

* Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

Western Meadowrue: Thalictrum occidentale ?

Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum var. stenopetalum

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

Oregon Saxifrage: Micranthes oregana

Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

Northern Black Currant: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare

Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia (var. alnifolia ?)

Largeleaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

* Prairie Smoke: Geum triflorum var. ciliatum

* Elmer's Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri

Fan-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata

Fan-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. flabelliformis

Annual Burnet: Poteridium occidentale

* Lanszwert's Peavine: Lathyrus lanszwertii var. lanszwertii

* Hanson's Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - Past bloom.

* American Vetch: Vicia americana

False-mermaid: Floerkea proserpinacoides

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana (ssp. ?) - In bud.

Tall Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Long-leaf Evening-primrose: Taraxia subacaulis

Sharptooth Angelica: Angelica arguta ? - A few leaves.

* Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum - Fading out of bloom.

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Western Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora ?

* Narrow-leaved Collomia: Collomia linearis

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis - Fading out of bloom.

Prickly Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta

Littlebells Polemonium: Polemonium micranthum

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. alpinum - Past bloom.

Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora

Austin's Small-flowered Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora var. austiniae

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Small-flowered Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha

* Long-flowered Lungwort: Mertensia longiflora - Fading out of under the trees bloom.

* Eastside Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys hispidulus

* Slender-branch Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys leptocladus

Nettle-leaved Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia var. urticifolia

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. rydbergii

Showy Penstemon: Penstemon speciosus

American Brooklime: Veronica americana

* Hairy Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalapensis

Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale

Snowberry: Symphoricarpos sp.

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

Pale Agoseris: Agoseris glauca var. glauca - Leaves.

* Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterohylla

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides ? , or Antennaria argentea ?

* Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria pulvinata - Beginning to bloom.

* Heartleaved Arnica: Arnica cordifolia - Fading out of bloom.

Twin Arnica: Arnica sororia - Leaves.

Low Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula (ssp. arbuscula ?)

* Baker's Hawksbeard: Crepis bakeri

Slender Hawksbeard: Crepis capillaris

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Going to seed.

Columbia Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. carthamoides

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

* Northern Mule's Ears: Wyethia amplexicaulis - Nearing their peak.

* Hybrid Mule's Ears: Wyethia x cusickii

* White-headed Wyethia: Wyethia helianthoides - Fading out of bloom except in shaded areas.


Animals Seen At This Site:

Northern Flicker

Brewer's Blackbirds

European Starling

Western Meadowlarks

Steller's Jay

American Robins

Chipping Sparrows

House Wrens

Anise Swallowtails

Copper

Mourning Cloaks

Ochre Ringlets


Paul Slichter