[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

The Lick Creek Trail #1809 to the Imnaha Divide

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Eagle Cap Wilderness

August 11, 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.

Brown-eyed Wolf Lichen: Letharia columbiana

Fremont's Horsehair Lichen: Bryoria fremontii

Hybrid Fir: Abies concolor x grandis

Subalpine Fir: Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa

Mountain Maple: Acer glabrum (var. ?)

Mountain Alder: Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia

Western Larch: Larix occidentalis

Engelmann Spruce: Picea engelmannii

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii (var. ?)

Snakeskin Liverwort: Conocephalum conicum

Lace Lip Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima

Common Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

* Daggerleaf Rush: Juncus ensifolius

Parry's Rush: Juncus parryi

Smallwing Sedge: Carex microptera

* Lemmon's Needlegrass: Achnatherum lemmonii ssp. lemmonii ?

Mountain Brome: Bromus carinatus var. marginatus

* Pinegrass: Calamagrostis rubescens ?

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

* Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

Mannagrass: Glyceria sp.

American Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - Past bloom.

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

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Mature pods.

False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum racemosum ssp. amplexicaule - Fruits maturing.

Clasping Twisted Stalk: Streptopus amplexicaulis - Fruits maturing.

False Hellebore: Veratrum sp. - No inflorescence.

Coralroot: Corallorhiza sp.

Alaska Rein Orchid: Platanthera unalascensis  - Past bloom.

* Slender Bog Orchid: Platanthera stricta - Fading out of bloom.

* Pokeweed: Aconogonon phytolaccifolium (var. glabrum ?)

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

* Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides

* Sulphur Flower Buckwheat: Eriogonum umbellatum var. ellipticum

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum

Heartleaf Springbeauty: Claytonia cordifolia

* Water Montia: Montia chamissoi

Prickly Sandwort: Eremogone aculeata

Largeleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla

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

* Oregon Catchfly: Silene oregana - Fading out of bloom.

* Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

Columbine: Aquilegia sp.

* Tall Larkspur: Delphinium glaucum

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.

Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum

* Brook Saxifrage: Micranthes odontoloma

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

Wax Currant: Ribes cereum (var. ?)

Prickly Currant: Ribes lacustre

Mountain Gooseberry: Ribes montigenum

Sticky Currant: Ribes viscosissimum

Idaho Cinquefoil: Drymocallis glabrata

Broad-petal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

Slender Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata

Western Burnet: Poteridium occidentale

Rocky Mountain Mountain Ash: Sorbus scopulina

Birchleaf Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida

* Morton's Canadadian Milkvetch: Astragalus canadensis (var. mortonii ? )- At trailhead.

Peavine: Lathyrus sp.

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

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

* White Clover: Trifolium repens

Western Blue Flax: Linum lewisii var. lewisii - Past bloom.

* Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana

Stream Violet: Viola glabella

Goosefoot Yellow Violet: Viola purpurea ssp. venosa

* Fireweed: Chamaenerion angustifolium var. canescens

* Common Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

* Nuttall's Groundsmoke: Gayophytum diffusum var. parviflorum

* Sharptooth Angelica: Angelica arguta

Cow Parsnip: Heracelum maximum

* Gray's Lovage: Ligusticum grayi ?

Cusick's Desert Parsley: Lomatium cusickii

Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Western Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

* Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri ?

Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens

* Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata - Fading out of bloom.

Alpine Creeping Wintergreen: Gaultheria humifusa

Sidebells Pyrola: Orthilia secunda

Pinedrops: Pteropspora andromedea

Thinleaf Huckleberry: Vaccinium membranaceum

Grouseberry: Vaccinium scoparium - Fruits ripening.

* Flytrap Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

Idaho Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. idahoensis

* Slender Rock-jasmine: Androsace filiformis

Narrow-leaved Collomia: Collomia linearis

* Scarlet Gilia: Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. aggregata - Fading out of bloom.

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

Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

Mountain Navarretia: Navarretia divaricata

California Polemonium: Polemonium californicum

White-leaved Fendler's Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum fendleri var. albifrons ?

Purple Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina

Blue Stickseed: Hackelia micrantha ? - Fruits mature.

* Bluebells: Mertensia ciliata ? - Fading out of bloom. Corolla longer than tube.

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

*Acute-tipped Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida var. acuta - Near trailhead.

* Common Paintbrush: Castilleja miniata var. miniata

Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Yakima Birdbeak: Cordylanthus capitatus - Fading out of bloom.

* Lewis' Monkeyflower: Erythranthe lewisii

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

Coiled Lousewort: Pedicularis contorta - Past bloom.

Sickletop Lousewort: Pedicularis racemosa

Globe Penstemon: Penstemon globosus - Past bloom.

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

Wilcox's Beardtongue: Penstemon wilcoxii - Past bloom.

Fragrant Bedstraw: Galium triflorum

Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis

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

Utah Twinberry: Lonicera utahensis - Fruits ripening.

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

Mountain Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus var. utahensis

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Orange Agoseris: Agoseris aurantiaca

* Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia - Fading out of bloom.

* Longleaf Arnica: Arnica longifolia

* Hairy Arnica: Arnica mollis

Michaux's Sagewort: Artemisia michauxiana

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

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

Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata

* Narrow-leaved Brickellia: Brickellia oblongifolia var. oblongifolia

* Greene's Goldenweed: Ericameria greenei

* Eaton's Lavender Daisy: Erigeron eatonii var. lavendulus

* Wandering Daisy: Erigeron glacialis var. glacialis - Fading out of bloom.

* Showy Fleabane: Erigeron speciosus

* Elegant Aster: Eucephalus elegans

* Thickstem Aster: Eurybia integrifolia

* Douglas' False Sunflower: Helianthella uniflora var. douglasii - Fading out of bloom.

White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum - Past bloom.

* Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri

Mountain Tarweed: Madia glomerata

* Streambank Butterweed: Packera pseudaurea var. pseudarea

* Slender Cudweed: Pseudognaphalium thermale

* 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

* Arrowleaf Groundsel: Senecio triangularis

* Cusick's Leafy Aster: Symphyotrichum cusickii

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

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale


Animals Seen at this Location:

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels

Red Squirrels

Least Chipmunks

Red-tailed Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Hairy Woodpecker

Clark's Nutcrackers

Steller's Jays

Northern Flicker

Western Wood Peewees

Cassin's Finches

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Song Sparrows

Pine Siskins

Mountain Chickadees

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Violet-greened Swallows

Brown Creeper

Hummingbird

Blue Coppers

Fritillarys

Melissa's Blues - Nectaring on Ericameria greenei and Symphyotrichum cusickii

Whites


Paul Slichter