[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Oregon: 2018]

Lick Creek Campground

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

August 11-14, 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.

Hybrid Fir: Abies concolor x grandis

Subalpine Fir: Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa

Mountain Alder: Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia ?

Engelmann Spruce: Picea engelmannii

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

Common Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

Smallwing Sedge: Carex microptera

Southern Beaked Sedge: Carex utriculata

Lemmon's Needlegrass: Achnatherum lemmonii ssp. lemmonii ?

Mountain Brome: Bromus carinatus var. marginatus

* Reedgrass: Calamagrostis sp.

* Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

Mannagrass: Glyceria sp.

Timothy: Phleum pratense

American Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis

False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum racemosum ssp. amplexicaule

California False-hellebore: Veratrum californicum var. caudatum

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

Western Dock: Rumex occidentalis

Largeleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla

* Red Sandspurry: Spergularia rubra

* Columbia Monkshood: Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum

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

Creeping Buttercup: Ranunculus repens

Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

Western Meadowrue: Thalictrum (occidentale) ?

* False Bugbane: Trautvetteria caroliniensis

* Shepherd's Purse: Capsella bursa-pastoris

Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna

Prickly Currant: Ribes lacustre

Broad-petal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Large-leaved Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum

* White Clover: Trifolium repens

* Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana

* Klamathweed: Hypericum perforatum

* Tall Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Common Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

* Nuttall's Groundsmoke: Gayophytum diffusum var. parviflorum

* Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri ?

Sidebells Pyrola: Orthilia secunda

Pink Wintergreen: Pyrola asarifolia

Grouseberry: Vaccinium scoparium - Fruits ripening.

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

California Polemonium: Polemonium californicum

Western Polemonium: Polemonium occidentale

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

Common Houndstongue: Cynoglossum officinale

Bluebells: Mertensia ciliata ?

* Finebranched Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys leptocladus

* Common Paintbrush: Castilleja miniata var. miniata

Globe Penstemon: Penstemon globosus - Past bloom.

American Brooklime: Veronica americana

Broad-leaved Plantain: Plantago major

Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea

* Giant Mountain Aster: Canadanthus modestus

* Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

Bull Thistle: Cirsium vulgare

Mountain Tarweed: Madia glomerata

Streambank Butterweed: Packera pseudaurea var. pseudarea

Arrowleaf Groundsel: Senecio triangularis

Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale


Animals Seen at this Location:

Coyotes - Howling in distance one evening.

Barred Owls heard in distance one evening.

Swainson's Hawk

Belted Kingfishers

Canada Jays - Fledged birds calling parents to feed them?

Clark's Nutcrackers

Ravens

Steller's Jays

Northern Flickers

American Robins

Song Sparrows

Pine Siskins

Mountain Chickadees

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Red-breasted Nuthatches


Paul Slichter