[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Deadman Canyon Trail #1869 to Sugarloaf Mountain

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

August 13, 2018

View northwest along the crest of Sugarloaf Mt towards the heart of the Eagle Cap Wilderness......August 13, 2018.

A view northwest along the crest of Sugarloaf Mt towards the heart of the Eagle Cap Wilderness......August 13, 2018.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Subalpine Fir: Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa

Common Juniper: Juniperus communis (var. saxatilis ?)

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Lady Fern: Athyrium filix-femina

Common Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

Drummond's Rush: Juncus drummondii

* Parry's Rush: Juncus parryi

Smallwing Sedge: Carex microptera

Payson's Sedge: Carex paysonis ?

Mountain Sedge: Carex scopulorum var. bracteosa

* Needlegrass: Achnatherum sp.

Mountain Brome: Bromus carinatus var. marginatus

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

* Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

* Alpine Timothy: Phleum alpinum

* Mountain Trisetum: Trisetum spicatum

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - Past bloom.

Big-pod Mariposa: Calochortus eurycarpus

Green False-hellebore: Veratrum viride var. eschscholziana

Pokeweed: Aconogonon phytolaccifolium (var. glabrum ?)

American Bistort: Bistorta bistortoides

* Matted Buckwheat: Eriogonum caespitosum

* Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. douglasii - Fading out of bloom.

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

* Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

* Mountain Sorrel: Oxyria digyna

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

* Zigzag Knotweed: Polygonum minimum

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

* Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum

Heartleaf Springbeauty: Claytonia cordifolia

Alpine Springbeauty: Claytonia megarhiza - Past bloom.

Water Montia: Montia chamissoi

Prickly Sandwort: Eremogone aculeata

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

* Red Sandspurry: Spergularia rubra

* Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

Columbine: Aquilegia sp.

Threesection Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. trisectus

Daggerpods: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

Lance-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum

* Brook Saxifrage: Micranthes odontoloma

* Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus: Parnassia fimbriata var. fimbriata

Mountain Gooseberry: Ribes montigenum

Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia (var. ?)

* Fan-leaf Cinquefoil: Potentilla flabellifolia - Fading out of bloom.

Diverse-leaved Cinquefoil: Potentilla glaucophylla var. glaucophylla

Slender Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata

* Sibbaldia: Sibbaldia procumbens

Rocky Mountain Mountain Ash: Sorbus scopulina

* Subalpine Spiraea: Spiraea splendens - Fading out of bloom.

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus - Fading out of bloom.

Low Mountain Lupine: Lupinus lepidus (var. lyallii ?)

* Burke's Lupine: Lupinus polyphyllus var. burkei

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

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

* Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana

* Tinker's Penny: Hypericum anagalloides

Hooked-spur Violet: Viola adunca

* Fireweed: Chamaenerion angustifolium var. canescens

* Common Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

* Nuttall's Groundsmoke: Gayophytum diffusum var. parviflorum

* Sharptooth Angelica: Angelica arguta

* Gray's Lovage: Ligusticum grayi ?

* Slenderleaf Lovage: Ligusticum tenuifolium

Cusick's Desert Parsley: Lomatium cusickii - Fruits maturing. Near summit of Sugarloaf Mt.

* Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri ?

Western Labrador Tea: Rhododendron columbianum

Grouseberry: Vaccinium scoparium - Fruits ripening.

Mountain Navarretia: Navarretia divaricata

California Polemonium: Polemonium californicum

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

* Common Paintbrush: Castilleja miniata var. miniata

* Lewis' Monkeyflower: Erythranthe lewisii

* Musk Monkeyflower: Erythranthe moschata

* Tiling's Monkeyflower: Erythranthe tilingii

Coiled Lousewort: Pedicularis contorta - Past bloom.

Sickletop Lousewort: Pedicularis racemosa

Shrubby Penstemon: Penstemon fruticosus var. fruticosus

Globe Penstemon: Penstemon globosus - Past bloom.

Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis

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

Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus var. utahensis

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Pale Agoseris: Agoseris glauca var. glauca

* Mountain Agoseris: Agoseris monticola ?

* Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea

* Longleaf Arnica: Arnica longifolia

* Hairy Arnica: Arnica mollis

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

* Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

Tapertip Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata - Past bloom.

Cutleaf Daisy: Erigeron compositus

* Wandering Daisy: Erigeron glacialis var. glacialis

* Thickstem Aster: Eurybia integrifolia

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

* Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri

* Rocky Mountain Butterweed: Packera streptanthifolia

* Alpine Meadow Groundsel: Packera subnuda var. subnuda - Fading out of bloom.

* Cusick's Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii

Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

Tall Butterweed: Senecio serra

* Arrowleaf Groundsel: Senecio triangularis

* Narrow Goldenrod: Solidago elongata ?

* Cusick's Leafy Aster: Symphyotrichum cusickii

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


Animals Seen at this Location:

Least Chipmunks

American Kestrels - Family group of 5

Swainson's Hawks

Clark's Nutcrackers

American Three-toed Woodpecker

Mountain Bluebirds

Western Wood Peewees

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

White-crowned Sparrows

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Violet-green Swallows

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hummingbird

Blue Coppers

Fritillarys

Mariposa Coppers


Paul Slichter