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Wildflowers in Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon

2018

Great Basin Springbeauty: Claytonia umbellata

Great Basin Springbeauty, Umbellate Springbeauty: Claytonia umbellata

August 13, 2018: Deadman Canyon Trail #1869 from Fish Lake CG to Sugarloaf Mountain (Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Eagle Cap Wilderness)

August 12, 2018: Tenderfoot Trail #1819 and the Bonny Lakes Trail #1802 to Bonny Lakes (Eagle Cap Wilderness)

August 11, 2018: Lick Creek Trail #1809 (Hells Canyon National Recreation Area & Eagle Cap Wilderness)

August 11-14, 2018: Lick Creek Campground (Hells Canyon National Recreation Area)

June 12, 2018: North Fork Catherine Creek Trail #1905 (Eagle Cap Wilderness and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest)

June 10-13, 2018: Catherine Creek State Park

June 3, 2018: Cold Springs Meadows off Road 30, (Ochoco National Forest) - A 2018 Native Plant Society of Oregon Annual Meeting Field Trip.

June 3, 2018: Indian Creek Meadows off Road 22, Ochoco National Forest) - A 2018 Native Plant Society of Oregon Annual Meeting Field Trip.

June 2, 2018: Steins Pillar Trail #837 (Ochoco National Forest) - A 2018 Native Plant Society of Oregon Annual Meeting Field Trip.

June 1, 2018: Ponderosa Loop Trail #801 at Bandit Springs, off US Highway 26 near the Ochoco Divide (Ochoco National Forest) - A 2018 Native Plant Society of Oregon Annual Meeting Field Trip.

May 31, 2018: Gray Butte Trail #852, from the old McCoin homestead trailhead (Crooked River National Grasslands) - A 2018 Native Plant Society of Oregon Annual Meeting Field Trip.

May 27, 2018: Indian Creek, Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest

May 26, 2018: Mother Lode and Independent Mine Trail loop, Lookout Mountain, Ochoco National Forest

May 25, 2018: Twin Pillars Trail #832 from the north trailhead, Mill Creek Wilderness

May 24, 2018: Baneberry Trail, Ochoco National Forest

May 19, 2018: Ponderosa Loop Trail #801 from the Bandit Springs Sno-Park, Ochoco National Forest

May 18, 2018: Bingham Prairie and the first half mile of the Twin Pillars Trail #832 from the north trailhead, Mill Creek Wilderness

May 14, 2018: Steins Pillar Trail #837, Ochoco National Forest

May 13, 2018: Indian Creek, Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest

May 12, 2018: Pine Mountain Observatory, Deschutes National Forest

May 12, 2018: Ancient Junipers and Flatiron Rock Trails, Oregon Badlands Wilderness (BLM)

May 11, 2018: Alder Springs Trail #855, Crooked River National Grasslands

May 10, 2018: Chimney Rock Trail, Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River (BLM)

April 27, 2018: Antelope Flat Reservoir Recreation Area, Maury Mountains (Ochoco National Forest)

April 27, 2018: Forest Road 16 loop (beginning with the Newsome Creek Road off Oregon Highway 380 and returning to Highway 380 via Drake Creek Road), Maury Mountains (Ochoco National Forest)

April 26, 2018: Forest Road 4240 from Big Summit Prairie south to within about 1 mile of the south forest boundary (Ochoco National Forest). Note: There is private land at the end of this road, so be sure to use the Ochoco Forest Map and either a mapping GPS, a hunting GPS that shows land ownership, or a cell phone with mapping and GPS capability enabled for offline use (probably no cell service here).

April 26, 2018: Forest Road 42 through Big Summit Prairie (Ochoco National Forest). - There are plants in bloom, but it is very early in the season. Expect masses of flowers in about 3-4 weeks. Watch for "No Trespassing" signs as much of Big Summit Prairie is in private ownership. Use the Ochoco National Forest map to indicate where private and public lands are located.

April 25, 2018: Steelhead Falls, Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area (BLM)

April 24, 2018: Chimney Rock Trail, Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River (BLM)

April 24, 2018: Pine Ridge (Crooked River National Grasslands)

April 24, 2018: Rimrock Springs Trail (Crooked River National Grasslands)

March 12, 2018: Steelhead Falls and Sandridge Trails (BLM), NW of Terrebonne, OR - Blooming goldstars (Crocidium multicaule) and nevada desert parsley (Lomatium nevadense var. nevadense).

March 10, 2018: Hard Stone Trail, Cottonwood Canyon State Park (Sherman County)

March 8, 2018: Picture Rock Pass along Oregon Highway 31 (between Silver Lake and Summer Lake, OR) - Blooming sagebrush buttercups (Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus).

February 9, 2018: The wildflower season in central Oregon for 2018 has begun. Henderson's desert parsley (Lomatium hendersonii) was observed in bloom at the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. South or west facing slopes (with thinner or rocky soils and outcrops) are good candidates to look for wildflowers along the 3 main trails at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. Look for early flowers on the rock outcrops and clay slopes uphill from Oregon Highway 19 between Service Creek and the junction with US 26. There's a possibility of a few early flowers along the Deschutes River downstream of Warm Springs.


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