[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Wildflowers of Lookout Mountain

Baneberry Trail #812

Ochoco National Forest

May 24, 2018

Trail leading 1/4 mile to the beginning of the Baneberry Trail #812, Ochoco National Forest.........July 10, 2017.

Trail leading 1/4 mile to the beginning of the Baneberry Trail #812, Ochoco National Forest.........July 10, 2017.The trail is lined with masses of broadleaf lupine (Lupinus latifolius var. latifolius) and white false hellebore (Veratrum californicum var. californicum).

This trail was hiked from the trailhead on FS Road 4205. The first third of a mile, one hikes an old road to the beginning of the Baneberry Trail, which is a path through the woods and past small meadows and riparian areas. The trail is a loop with several interpretive signs and benches along the route. The full roundtrip distance from the parking area is about a mile and a quarter.

Weather: Temperatures in the upper 70s with a light breeze.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Comprehensive plant list for the Baneberry Trail #812.

Lady Fern: Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum

California White Fir: Abies concolor x Abies grandis

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis - Leafing out.

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa - Near trailhead.

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Mountain Alder: Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Black Elderberry: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa - In bud.

Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

Bead Lily: Clintonia uniflora - Leaves.

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica

Star-flowered False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum stellatum - In bud.

Claspleaf Twisted-stalk: Streptopus amplexifolius

California False Hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. californicum

Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid: Goodyera oblongifolia

* Heartleaf Springbeauty: Claytonia cordifolia

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

Nevada Lewisia: Lewisia nevadensis - In bud.

Bigleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla

Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

Baneberry: Actaea rubra - In bud.

Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum - In bud.

* Slender Draba: Draba stenoloba

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera

Brook Saxifrage: Micranthes odontoloma

Pacific Mitrewort: Mitella trifida

Northern Black Currant: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare

Annual Burnet: Poteridium occidentale

Baldhip Rose: Rosa gymnocarpa

* Upland Yellow Violet: Viola praemorsa ssp. praemorsa

Enchanter's Nightshade: Circaea alpina

* Mountain Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis - Beginning to bloom.

Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

Western Polemonium: Polemonium occidentale

* Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus

* Ballheaded Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. alpinum

* Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora

Small-flowered Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora var. austiniae

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

Variedleaf Phacelia: Phacelia heterophylla var. virgata

Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha - In bud.

* Longbells Lungwort: Mertensia longiflora

Pathfinder: Adenocaulon bicolor

Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia - In bud.

* Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale

Animals Observed During This Hike:

Stellers Jays

Hermit Thrush

Paul Slichter