[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Catherine Creek State Park

June 10-13, 2018

A view northeast towards the southern foothills of the Wallowa Mountains from a view point high on a nature trail at Catherine Creek State Park.......June 13, 2018.

A view northeast towards interesting columnar basalts above Catherine Creek and towards the southern foothills of the Wallowa Mountains from a view point high on a nature trail at Catherine Creek State Park.......June 13, 2018.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

* Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericea

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

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. ?)

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Common Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

Pacific Woodrush: Luzula comosa var. laxa - Past bloom.

* Kellogg's Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii

* Small-wing Sedge: Carex microptera

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Small-fruited Bulrush: Scirpus microcarpus

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus pratensis

* Smooth Brome: Bromus inermis

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* Slender Woodreed: Cinna latifolia

* Orchard Grass: Dactylis glomerata

* Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

* Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

* Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha

* Annual Bluegrass: Poa annua

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Nevada Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. juncifolia

Sandberg's Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. secunda

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

* Medusahead: Taenitherum caput-medusae

Small Fescue: Vulpia microstachys

Rattail Fescue: Vulpia myuros

* False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum racemosum ssp. amplexicaule

Star-flowered False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum stellatum

Wartberry: Prosartes trachycarpum

* Bluedicks: Triteleia grandiflora - Fading out of bloom.

* California False-hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. californicum

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis

* Rein Orchid: Platanthera sp ? - upland species

* Parsnipflower Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata

* Erubescent Spring Beauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra

Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum

Bigleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla

* Douglas' Catchfly: Silene douglasii

* Goldie's Starwort: Stellaria longipes ssp. longipes

Piper's Anemone: Anemone piperi - Past bloom.

* Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

Western Clematis: Clematis ligusticifolia

* Bitter Buttercup: Ranunculus acris

* Creeping Buttercup: Ranunculus repens

Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

* Few-flowered Meadowrue: Thalictrum sparsiflorum ?

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Tumblemustard: Sisymbrium altissimum

* Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum ssp. stenopetalum

* Roundleaf Alumroot: Heuchera cylindrica var. glabella

* Small-flowered Prairiestar: Lithophragma parviflorum - Fading out of bloom.

Cross-shaped Mitrewort: Ozomelis stauropetala

Saskatoon Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. alnifolia

Suksdorf's Hawthorn: Crataegus gaylussacia

* Valley Cinquefoil: Drymocallis convallaria

* Sticky Cinquefoil: Drymocallis glandulosa var. glandulosa

* Slender Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. flabelliformis

* Woodland Strawberry: Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata

* Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

* Prairie Smoke: Geum triflorum var. ciliatum

Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor - In bud.

* Mallowleaf Ninebark: Physocarpus malvaceus

Erect Cinquefoil: Potentilla recta - In bud.

Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa

* Baldhip Rose: Rosa gymnocarpa

* Pearhip Rose: Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana

Himalayan Blackberry: Rubus bifrons

Birchleaf Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida - In bud.

* Cusick's Peavine: Lathyrus nevadensis var. cusickii

* Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus

* Silky Lupine: Lupinus sericeus

* Golden Pea: Thermopsis sp.

* Red Clover: Trifolium pratense

* Hop Clover: Trifolium procumbens

* White Clover: Trifolium repens

* American Vetch: Vicia americana var. americana

Stream Violet: Viola glabella

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium - Fading out of bloom.

* Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum var. viscosissimum

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana (ssp. oregana ?)

* Enchanter's Nightshade: Circaea alpina

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea - In bud.

Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

* Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

* Field Bindweed: Convolvulus arvensis

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum

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

* Small-flowered Fiddleneck: Amsinckia menziesii var. menziesii

* Corn Gromwell: Buglossoides arvensis

* Common Houndstongue: Cynoglossum officinale

Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

* Yellow and Blue Forget-me-not: Myosotis discolor

* Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida var. acuta

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Broad-leaved Plantain: Plantago major

* Cleavers: Galium aparine

* Corn Salad: Valerianella locusta

Black Twinberry: Lonicera involucrata

* Blue Elderberry: Sambucus mexicana ssp. cerulea - Beginning to bloom.

* Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus

Fuller's Teasel: Dipsacus fullonum

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Large-flowered Agoseris: Agoseris grandiflora

* Field Pussytoes: Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica

* Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria pulvinata

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia - Past its peak.

* Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata - Fading out of bloom.

Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

* Tapertip Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata

* Smooth Hawksbeard: Crepis capillaris

Showy Aster: Eurybia conspicua

Western Goldenrod: Euthamia occidentalis

* False Sunflower: Helianthella uniflora var. douglasii

* White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum - Beginning to bloom.

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri

Prickly Lettuce: Lactuca serriola

* Mountain Tarweed: Madia glomerata

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

* Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana

Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus - Past bloom.

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

* Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen at this Location:

Great Horned Owls - calling

Bald Eagle ? - seen at a distance in poor light

Pileated Woodpeckers - pair

Red-naped Sapsucker

Mourning Doves

Common Nighthawks

Black-billed Magpies

Steller's Jays

Brewer's Blackbirds

Western Tanagers

American Robins

Hermit Thrushes

Townsend's Solitaires

Spotted Towhees - calling.

Western Wood Peewees - calling

Willow Flycatcher ? - "wheat-beer" call

Dark-eyed Juncos

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Song Sparrows

American Goldfinch

Pale Swallowtails

Western Swallowtails

Lorquin's Admirals

Ochre Ringlets


Paul Slichter