[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

June 3, 2018

Wildflower bloom (Wyethia amplexicaulis) in vernally moist meadows at Indian Creek, Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest.......June 3, 2018.

Wildflower bloom (Wyethia amplexicaulis) in vernally moist meadows at Indian Creek, Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest.......June 3, 2018.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Fremont's Edible Horsehair Lichen: Bryoria fremontii - on junipers, pines and mountain mahogany in Big Summit Prairie.

Brown-eyed Wolf Lichen: Letharia columbiana

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

* Lemmon's Needlegrass: Achnatherum lemmonii var. lemmonii

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus pratensis

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* Orchard Grass: Dactylis glomerata

* Onespike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata

* Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

* Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

* North African Grass: Ventenata dubia

American Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

* Bulbil Onion: Allium geyeri var. tenerum - Beginning to bloom in the wetlands.

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

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash (ssp. breviflora ?)

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods forming.

* Large-flowered Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora

Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina - In bud.

California False-hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. californicum

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis - Beginning to bloom.

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.

* Longstalk Starwort: Stellaria longipes ssp. longipes

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum - In bud.

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

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis

* Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

* Western Meadowrue: Thalictrum occidentale ?

* American Wintercress: Barbarea orthoceras

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 - Fading out of bloom.

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

* Purple-leaved Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

* 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

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

* Toiyabe Lungwort: Mertensia cusickii

* Long-flowered Lungwort: Mertensia longiflora - Still in bloom under the trees.

* Oblong Bluebells: Mertensia oblongifolia

* 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 - Beginning to bloom.

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

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 - Beginning to bloom.

Low Sagebrush: Artemisia arbuscula (ssp. arbuscula ?)

* Baker's Hawksbeard: Crepis bakeri

Slender Hawksbeard: Crepis capillaris

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans - Beginning to bloom.

False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides

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 - Just past their peak.

* Hybrid Mule's Ears: Wyethia x cusickii

* White-headed Wyethia: Wyethia helianthoides - Fading out of bloom, only 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