[Wildflowers in bloom in Central and Eastern Washington]

The Painted Rocks

along the lower Little Spokane River

March 30, 2001

* Denotes wildflowers currently in bloom.

*1. Sagebrush Buttercup Ranunculus glaberrimus (Viewed at right.)

*2. Spring Whitlow Grass Draba verna

*3. Prairie Stars Lithophragma glabrum

*Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary Collinsia parviflora


Other species seen but not yet in bloom:

5. Onion Allium species

6. Cluster Lily Brodieaea species

7. Trillium Trillium petiolatum

8. Scarlet Gilia Ipomopsis aggregata - Should be in bloom within the week.

9. Alumroot Heuchera cylindrica

10. Shining Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium - Should be in bloom within the week.

11. Shooting Stars Dodecatheon species - (A few nearly in bloom.)

Paul Slichter