[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Tenderfoot Trail #1819 and the Bonny Lakes Trail #1802 to Bonny Lakes

Eagle Cap Wilderness

August 12, 2018

The southern Bonney Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness.......August 12, 2018.

A view northwest across the southernmost lake of the Bonny Lakes towards Aneroid Mt., Eagle Cap Wilderness........August 12, 2018.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Subalpine Fir: Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa

Common Juniper: Juniperus communis (var. saxatilis ?)

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis

Engelmann Spruce: Picea engelmannii

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii (var. ?)

Booth's Willow: Salix boothii

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana

Snakeskin Liverwort: Conocephalum conicum

Umbrella Liverwort: Marchantia polymorpha

* Daggerleaf Rush: Juncus ensifolius

* Merten's Rush: Juncus mertensianus

* Parry's Rush: Juncus parryi

Toad Rush: Juncus bufonius

Hood's Sedge: Carex hoodii

Smallwing Sedge: Carex microptera

Veined Sedge: Carex neurophora

Mountain Sedge: Carex scopulorum var. bracteosa

* Needlegrass: Achnatherum sp.

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus pratensis

Mountain Brome: Bromus carinatus var. marginatus

Fringed Brome: Bromus ciliatus ? - Nodding.

* Pinegrass: Calamagrostis rubescens ?????

* Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (ssp. brevifolius ?)

* Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

* Alpine Timothy: Phleum alpinum

American Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis

* Swamp Onion: Allium validum - Fading out of bloom near Bonny Lakes.

* Big-pod Mariposa: Calochortus eurycarpus - Mostly past bloom.

Star-flowered False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum stellatum

Clasping Twisted Stalk: Streptopus amplexicaulis - Fruits maturing.

California False-hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. caudatum

* Green False-hellebore: Veratrum viride var. eschscholziana

Long-spurred Bog Orchid: Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys

* Pokeweed: Aconogonon phytolaccifolium (var. glabrum ?)

* Piper's Golden Buckwheat: Eriogonum flavum var. piperi

* Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

* Prostrate Knotweed: Polygonum aviculare - At trailhead.

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

* Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum

Heartleaf Springbeauty: Claytonia cordifolia

Prickly Sandwort: Eremogone aculeata

Douglas' Catchfly: Silene (douglasii ?) - Not sticky, but past bloom.

* Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

Pacific Anemone: Anemone multifida var. multifida

Sugar Bowls: Clematis hirsutissima - Fruits forming.

Western Clematis: Clematis (occidentalis var. grosserrata ?)

* Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium depauperatum

* Tall Larkspur: Delphinium glaucum

* Bitter Buttercup: Ranunculus acris ?

* White Water Buttercup: Ranunculus aquatilis var. diffusus

Large-flowered Swamp Buttercup: Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. platyphyllus - Past bloom.

Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

Western Meadowrue: Thalictrum (occidentale) ?

* False Bugbane: Trautvetteria caroliniensis

Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

Secund Rockcress: Boechera retrofracta - Tightly pressed, downward oriented fruits maturing.

Large Mountain Bittercress: Cardamine cordifolia - Fruits developing.

Daggerpods: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

* Bluntleaf Yellowcress: Rorippa curvipes

* Lance-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum - Beginning to bloom around Bonny Lakes.

Alpine Alumroot: Heuchera cylindrica var. alpina - Just past bloom.

* Brook Saxifrage: Micranthes odontoloma

Cross-shaped Mitrewort: Mitella (stauropetala ?) - Past bloom.

* Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus: Parnassia fimbriata var. fimbriata - Common at all creek crossings or lake shores.

Wax Currant: Ribes cereum (var. ?)

Northern Black Currant: Ribes hudsonianum var. petiolare

Prickly Currant: Ribes lacustre

Mountain Gooseberry: Ribes montigenum

Sticky Currant: Ribes viscosissimum

* Shrubby Cinquefoil: Dasiphora fruticosa

* Idaho Cinquefoil: Drymocallis glabrata

* Sticky Cinquefoil: Drymocallis glandulosa var. glandulosa

Broad-petal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

* Fan-leaf Cinquefoil: Potentilla flabellifolia

Diverse-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla glaucophylla var. glaucophylla

Slender Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata

Slender Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. flabelliformis

Sibbaldia: Sibbaldia procumbens

Birchleaf Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida

* Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus - At trailhead.

* Burke's Lupine: Lupinus polyphyllus var. burkei

* Silky Lupine: Lupinus sericeus - Fading out of bloom.

* White Clover: Trifolium repens

* Streambank Gobemallow: Illiamna rivularis

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana

* Klamathweed: Hypericum perforatum

Hooked-spur Violet: Viola adunca

Stream Violet: Viola glabella

* Fireweed: Chamaenerion angustifolium var. canescens

* Tall Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Common Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

* Glaucous Willowherb: Epilobium glaberrimum var. glaberrimum

* Small-flowered Willowherb: Epilobium minutum

* Nuttall's Groundsmoke: Gayophytum diffusum var. parviflorum

* Sharptooth Angelica: Angelica arguta

* Cow Parsnip: Heracelum maximum

* Slenderleaf Lovage: Ligusticum tenuifolium

Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Western Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

* Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri ?

* Ranger's Buttons: Sphenosciadium capitellatum

Pinemat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata

Sidebells Pyrola: Orthilia secunda

Red Mountain Heather: Phyllodoce empetriformis - Past bloom.

Grouseberry: Vaccinium scoparium - Fruits ripening.

Giant Frasera: Frasera speciosa - First year growth.

* Explorer's Gentian: Gentiana calycosa - Beginning to bloom.

Narrow-leaved Collomia: Collomia linearis

Green-leaved Ballhead Gilia: Ipomopsis congesta ssp. viridis

* Harkness' Flaxflower: Leptosiphon harknessii - Fading out of bloom at lower elevations.

Nuttall's Linanthus: Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. nuttallii

Mountain Navarretia: Navarretia divaricata

California Polemonium: Polemonium californicum

Purple Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina

Northern Bluebells: Mertensia paniculata var. borealis ? - Past bloom.

* Nettleleaf Horsemint: Agastache urticifolia var. urticifolia - Fading out of bloom.

* Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera - Fading out of bloom adjacent to Bonny Lakes.

* Common Paintbrush: Castilleja miniata var. miniata

Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Lewis' Monkeyflower: Erythranthe lewisii

* Musk Monkeyflower: Erythranthe moschata - Common at all creek crossings and lake shores.

* Tiling's Monkeyflower: Erythranthe tilingii

Coiled Lousewort: Pedicularis contorta - Past bloom.

Elephant Heads: Pedicularis groenlandica - Past bloom on shoreline at BonneyLakes.

Sickletop Lousewort: Pedicularis racemosa

Shrubby Penstemon: Penstemon fruticosus var. fruticosus

Globe Penstemon: Penstemon globosus - Past bloom.

* Lovely Penstemon: Penstemon venustus - Fading out of bloom.

Wilcox's Beardtongue: Penstemon wilcoxii - Past bloom.

Lanceleaf Figwort: Scrophularia lanceolata

Narrowleaf Plantain: Plantago lanceolata - At trailhead.

* Clustered Broomrape: Orobanche fasciculata

* Kelloggia: Kelloggia galioides

Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis

Black Twinberry: Lonicera involucrata var. involucrata - Fruits ripening.

Black Elderberry: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa - Fruits ripening.

Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus var. utahensis

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Orange Agoseris: Agoseris aurantiaca

* Pale Agoseris: Agoseris glauca var. glauca

* Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea

* Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria pulvinata

Umber Pussytoes: Antennaria umbrinella - Past bloom.

Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Longleaf Arnica: Arnica longifolia

* Hairy Arnica: Arnica mollis

* Nodding Arnica: Arnica parryi

* Michaux's Sagewort: Artemisia michauxiana - Beginning to bloom.

* Western Mugwort: Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. incompta - Beginning to bloom.

Mountain Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana - In bud.

* Giant Mountain Aster: Canadanthus modestus

* Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

Tapertip Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata - Past bloom.

* Greene's Goldenweed: Ericameria greenei

* Showy Fleabane: Erigeron speciosus

* Showy Aster: Eurybia conspicuua

* Thickstem Aster: Eurybia integrifolia

* Arctic Aster: Eurybia merita

Douglas' False Sunflower: Helianthella uniflora var. douglasii - Past bloom.

* White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum

* Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri

* Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile

Prickly Lettuce: Lactuca serriola - Bonney Lakes shoreline.

Mountain Tarweed: Madia glomerata

* Grassy Tarweed: Madia gracilis

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

* Woolly Groundsel: Packera cana

* Streambank Butterweed: Packera pseudaurea var. pseudarea

* Rocky Mountain Butterweed: Packera streptanthifolia

* Alpine Meadow Groundsel: Packera subnuda var. subnuda - Meadows around Bonney Lakes.

* Cusick's Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii

* Western Coneflower: Rudbeckia occidentalis

* American Sawwort: Saussurea americana

Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

* Tall Butterweed: Senecio serra

* Northern Goldenrod: Solidago multiradiata

* Cusick's Leafy Aster: Symphyotrichum cusickii

* Western Mountain Aster: Symphyotrichum spathulatum (var. ?)

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen at this Location:

Red Squirrels

Least Chipmunks

Harrier hunting wetlands at west end of Bonny Lakes.

Spotted Sandpipers - Shoreline of Bonney Lakes

Clark's Nutcrackers

Northern Flicker

Western Wood Peewees

Cassin's Finches

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Song Sparrows

Pine Siskins

Mountain Chickadees

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Violet-greened Swallows

Hummingbird

Blue Coppers

Fritillarys

Mariposa Coppers

Whites


Paul Slichter