[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

North Fork Catherine Creek Trail #1905 to the southern boundary of the private inholding around Catherine Creek Meadows

Eagle Cap Wilderness & Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

June 12, 2018

North Fork Catherine Creek from along the North Fork Catherine Creek Trail #1905, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest........June 12, 2018. - North Fork Catherine Creek from along the North Fork Catherine Creek Trail #1905, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest........June 12, 2018.

Two views of the North Fork Catherine Creek from along the North Fork Catherine Creek Trail #1905, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest........June 12, 2018.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

This list includes plants seen within 50 meters distance from the trailhead and along the trail.

Fremont's Horsehair Lichen: Bryoria fremontii

Brown-eyed Wolf Lichen: Letharia columbiana

California White Fir: Abies concolor x Abies grandis

Douglas Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii

Slide Alder: Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata

* Snow Brush: Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus

* Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericea

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis

* Oregon Boxwood: Paxistima myrsinites

Engelmann Spruce: Picea engelmannii

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii (var. ?)

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana

Mountain Hemlock: Tsuga mertensiana

Northwestern Lady Fern: Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Common Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens

Daggerleaf Rush: Juncus ensifolius

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Beaked Sedge: Carex utriculata

* Small-fruited Bulrush: Scirpus microcarpus

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus pratensis

* Mountain Brome: Bromus carinatus var. marginatus

* Smooth Brome: Bromus inermis

* Japanese Brome: Bromus japonicus ?

* Slender Woodreed: Cinna latifolia

* Orchard Grass: Dactylis glomerata

* Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

* American Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis - Blooming at the trailhead.

* Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum

* Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora - Beginning to bloom.

Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum - Past bloom.

* Mission Bells: Fritillaria atropurpurea - Fading out of bloom.

* False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum racemosum ssp. amplexicaule

* Star-flowered False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum stellatum

Wartberry: Prosartes trachycarpum

* Clasping Twisted Stalk: Streptopus amplexicaulis

Round-leaved Trillium: Trillium petiolatum

* Bluedicks: Triteleia grandiflora

* California False-hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. californicum - Beginning to bloom.

* Fairy Slipper: Calypso bulbosa

* Spotted Coralroot: Corallorhiza maculata - Beginning to bloom.

* Mountain Lady Slipper: Cypripedium montanum

Rattlesnake Plantain: Goodyera oblongifolia

Twayblade: Neottia sp. - Past bloom.

* White Bog Candle: Platanthera dilatata (var. ?)

* Rein Orchid: Platanthera sp ? - upland species

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

* Heartleaf Springbeauty: Claytonia cordifolia

* Western Springbeauty: Claytonia lanceolata

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata

* Erubescent Spring Beauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra

* Thyme-leaf Sandwort: Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia

* Common Mouse-ear Chickweed: Cerastium fontanum

* Bigleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla

* Douglas' Catchfly: Silene douglasii

* Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii - Fading out of bloom.

* Baneberry: Actaea rubra

* Piper's Anemone: Anemone piperi

* Yellow Columbine: Aquilegia flavescens - Beginning to bloom.

Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa - Leaves. Near the trailhead.

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

* Bitter Buttercup: Ranunculus acris

* Blue Mountain Buttercup: Ranunculus populago

* Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

* Western Meadowrue: Thalictrum occidentale ?

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Holboel's Rockcress: Boechera pinetorum

* Lyall's Bittercress: Cardamine cordifolia

* Pennsylvania Bittercress: Cardamine pennsylvanica

* Alpine Pennycress: Noccaea fendleri

* Roundleaf Alumroot: Heuchera cylindrica var. glabella

* Bulblet Prairiestar: Lithophragma bulbifera - Fading out of bloom.

* Small-flowered Prairiestar: Lithophragma parviflorum

Brook Saxifrage: Micranthes odontoloma

* Five-stamen Mitrewort: Mitella pentandra - Fading out of bloom.

* Cross-shaped Mitrewort: Ozomelis stauropetala - Fading out of bloom.

* Foamflower: Tiarella trifoliata var. unifoliata

* Prickly Currant: Ribes lacustre - A few plants in bloom.

* Sticky Currant: Ribes viscosissimum

* Saskatoon Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. alnifolia

Suksdorf's Hawthorn: Crataegus gaylussacia

* Idaho Cinquefoil: Drymocallis glabrata

* Sticky Cinquefoil: Drymocallis glandulosa var. glandulosa

* Woodland Strawberry: Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata

* Broad-petal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala - Not common.

* Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor

* Mallowleaf Ninebark: Physocarpus malvaceus

* Slender Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata

Annual Burnet: Poteridium occidentale - In bud at the trailhead.

* Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa - Fading out of bloom.

* Baldhip Rose: Rosa gymnocarpa

* Thimbleberry: Rubus parviflorus - Beginning to bloom.

* Rocky Mountain Mountain Ash: Sorbus scopulina

Birchleaf Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida

Morton's Canada Milkvetch: Astragalus canadensis (var. mortonii ?) - Not in flower.

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus

* Red Clover: Trifolium pratense

* White Clover: Trifolium repens

* False Mermaid: Floerkea proserpinacoides

* Hooked-spur Violet: Viola adunca

* Stream Violet: Viola glabella

* Northern Bog Violet: Viola nephrophylla ?

* Round-leaved Violet: Viola orbiculata

* Baker's Violet: Viola bakeri ?

* Goosefoot Violet: Viola purpurea ssp. venosa

Fireweed: Chamaenerion angustifolium var. canescens

Enchanter's Nightshade: Circaea alpina - In bud.

* Common Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

Sharptooth Angelica: Angelica arguta

* Cow Parsnip: Heracelum maximum

Gray's Lovage: Ligusticum grayi

Carrotleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum var. multifidum

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

* Western Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

* Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri

Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens

Little Pipsissewa: Chimaphila menziesii

Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata

Sidebells Pyrola: Orthilia secunda - In bud.

Pink Wintergreen: Pyrola asarifolia

Whitevein Wintergreen: Pyrola picta

Thinleaf Huckleberry: Vaccinium membranaceum or Early Blueberry: Vaccinium ovalifolium - Fruits developing. ?

Grouseberry: Vaccinium scoparium

* Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

* Narrow-leaved Collomia: Collomia linearis

* Harkness' Linanthus: Leptosiphon harknessii - Beginning to bloom.

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* California Polemonium: Polemonium californicum

* Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum

* Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora

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

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Variedleaf Phacelia: Phacelia heterophylla ssp. virgata

* Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha ?

* Northern Bluebells: Mertensia paniculata var. borealis

* Small-flowered Forget-me-not: Myosotis laxa

Nettleleaf Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia var. urticifolia

Self Heal: Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris

* Narrowleaf Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia ssp. angustifolia

* Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida var. acuta

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Common Monkeyflower: Erythranthe guttata

Thick Root Towering LousewortPedicularis bracteosa var. pachyrhiza

Sickletop Lousewort: Pedicularis racemosa

* Shrubby Penstemon: Penstemon fruticosus var. serratus

* Lovely Penstemon: Penstemon venustus

* Lanceleaf Figwort: Scrophularia lanceolata

Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

* American Brooklime: Veronica americana

* Brightblue Speedwell: Veronica serpyllifolia ssp. humifusa

* English Plantain: Plantago lanceolata

* Broad-leaved Plantain: Plantago major

* Cleavers: Galium aparine

Low Mountain Bedstraw: Galium bifolium

* Fragrant Bedstraw: Galium triflorum

* Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis

Twinflower: Linnaea borealis

* Black Elderberry: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - Beginning to bloom.

Pathfinder: Adenocaulon bicolor - In bud.

Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

* Racemose Pussytoes: Antennaria racemosa

* Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria pulvinata

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia - Past its peak.

Michaux's Wormwood: Artemisia michauxiana

* Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata - Past its peak.

Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

Gray-green Thistle: Cirsium cymosum var. canovirens - In bud.

Tapertip Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata - In bud.

* Coulter's Fleabane: Erigeron coulteri

Showy Aster: Eurybia conspicua

White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum - In bud.

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri

Pineappleweed: Matricaria discoidea - In bud at the trailhead.

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

Western Coneflower: Rudbeckia occidentalis

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus - Fading out of bloom.

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale


Animals Seen at this Location:

Red Squirrels

Mule Deer

Pygmy Owl - Calling

Clark's Nutcrackers

Steller's Jays

Western Tanagers

Hermit Thrushes

Julia's Orangetips


Paul Slichter