[Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Washington: 2011]

Wildflower Bloom in Central and Eastern Washington

Valley Trail from Painted Rocks Trailhead: Little Spokane River Natural Area

Washington State Parks

May 12 & 15, 2011

Botany Washington: A Washington Native Plant Society Field Trip

A view of the Little Spokane River in flood about one half mile upstream from the Painted Rocks...........May 13, 2011.

A view of the Little Spokane River in flood about one half mile upstream from the Painted Rocks, as viewed from Rutter Parkway...........May 13, 2011.

* Indicates the plant is currently in bloom.

* Rocky Mountain Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii - Plants here are mostly in clusters of several to dozens of stems, rather than the single stems often seen elsewhere.

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Black Cottonwood: Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa (Populus trichocarpa)

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii (var. ?)

Willow: Salix sp.

Wolfbane Lichen: Letharia vulpina

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis ?

* Thread-leaf Sedge: Carex filifolia

* Thick-head Sedge: Carex pachystachya

* Sedge: Carex sp.

* Field Woodrush: Luzula campestris

One-spike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata

* Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

* Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum - Fading out of bloom.

* False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum racemosum

* Purple Trillium: Trillium petiolatum

Douglas' Brodiaea: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora - In bud.

* Meadow Deathcamas: Zigadenus venenosus

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

* Streambank Springbeauty: Claytonia parviflora var. parviflora

* Red Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra

* Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

Deptford Pink: Dianthus armeria

* Shining Chickweed: Stellaria nitens

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Sagebrush Buttercup: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus

* Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium

Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum

* Mouse-ear Cress: Arabidopsis thaliana

* Holboell's Rockcress: Arabis holboellii (var. retrofracta ?) - In bud.

* Spring Whitlowgrass: Draba verna

Roundleaf Alumroot: Heuchera cylindrica (var. glabella or cylindrica ?) - In bud.

Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera - Past bloom.

* Small-flowered Priaire Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

* Northwest Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia (var. ?)

* Golden Currant: Ribes aureum

* Wax Currant: Ribes cereum var. cereum

* Cusick's Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii

* Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Prairie Smoke: Geum triflorum var. ciliatum

Creambush Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor

Mallow Ninebark: Physocarpus malvaceus - In bud.

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla arguta

Elmer's Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri ?

Graceful Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. flabelliformis

Sulfur Cinquefoil: Potentilla recta

Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa - In bud.

Dog Rose: Rosa canina ?

Pearhip Rose: Rosa woodsii var. ultramontanus

American Red Raspberry: Rubus idaeus ?

Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus

Silky Lupine: Lupinus sericeus - In bud.

Sweetclover: Melilotus sp.

Clover: Trifolium sp.

* Hooked-spur Violet: Viola adunca

Redstem Ceanothus: Ceanothus sanguineum

* Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum

Klamath Weed: Hypericum perforatum

Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri

Kinnickinnick: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Flytrap Dogbane: Apocynum androsmaefolium - In bud.

* Dark-throated Shooting Star: Dodecatheon pulchellum var. pulchellum

Narrowleaf Collomia: Collomia linearis

Scarlet Gilia: Ipomopsis aggregata

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Phlox: Phlox sp.

* Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum

Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. hastata - In bud.

Viper's Bugloss: Echium vulgare

* Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

* Trumpet Lungwort: Mertensia longiflora

* Small-flowered Scorpiongrass: Myosotis micrantha

* Red Besseya: Besseya rubra

Paintbrush: Castilleja sp. (C. miniata ?)

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Dalmation Toadflax: Linaria dalmatica

Shrubby Penstemon: Penstemon fruticosus var. scouleri

Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

* Annual Bedstraw, Cleavers: Galium aparine var. echinospermum

Elderberry: Sambucus sp.

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Field Pussytoes: Antennaria howellii var. howellii

* Field Pussytoes: Antennaria howellii var. neodioica

Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides - In bud.

Rosy Pussytoes: Antennaria rosea - In bud.

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

Biennial Wormwood: Artemisia biennis ?

* Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagitatta

Knapweed: Centaurea sp. (C. diffusa ?)

Thistle: Cirsium sp. - weedy (C. arvense ?)

Thistle: Cirsium sp. - native (gray leaves)

Fleabane: Erigeron divergens

Threadleaf Fleabane: Erigeron filifolius

Blanket Flower: Gaillardia aristata

Hairy Gold Aster: Heterotheca villosa ?

Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans ?

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus - Beginning to bloom.

Butterweed Broundsel: Senecio serra

Aster: Symphyotrichum sp.

Common Tansy: Tanacetum vulgare

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen at this Site:

3 White-tailed Deer

(Least?) Chipmunk

Ravens

American Robins

Black-headed Grosbeak

Spotted Towhees

Dusky Flycatchers

Gray Flycatchers

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Black-capped Chickadees

Mountain Chickadees

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Bewick's Wrens

House Wren

Sara's Orangetips

Pine Elfins

Gray Hairstreaks

Blue

Large Bumblebees

Mason Bees

Black Cricket

Queen black ant


Paul Slichter