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Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Dog Mountain

May 16, 2004

The photo above shows the view towards Wind Mt. and areas westward from the link trail between the Dog Mt. summit and the Augsburger Trail.

* Indicates the wildflower is blooming.

The Dog Mt. Trail is a great, although challenging (3000' elevation gain in 3 miles) place to see wildflowers. Early summer flowers are commencing bloom below while early spring wildflowers are still abundant near the summit.

When hiking the Dog Mt. Trail, be prepared for all kinds of weather, as it changes rapidly. The parking lot on this day was 65* and sunny with a light breeze while the upper portions were bathed in clouds with a stiff, cool breeze. Many people had dressed only in shorts and t-shirts and they were literally freezing above 1500' in elevation.


The photo at right shows a view east along the link trail between the Augsburger Mt. trail and the summit of Dog Mt.

*1. Ball-head Cluster Lily: Brodiaea congesta - Many in bloom.

*2. Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria lanceolata - A few remain in bloom near the top.

*3. Fairy Bells: Disporum hookeri var. oreganum

*4. Western Solomon Plume: Smilacina racemosa -

*5. Star Flowered False Solomon Seal: Smilacina stellata

*6. Western Wake-robin: Trillium ovatum - Nearing the end of bloom, blooming only near the summit.

*7. Meadow Death-camas: Zigadenus venonosus var. venonosus - Many in bloom at mid-elevations.

8. Spotted Coral Root: Corallorhiza maculata - Not seen but expected.

*9. Striped Coral Root: Corallorhiza striata

*10. Phantom Orchid: Eburophyton austiniae - Common.

*11. Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum (cream-flowered form)- Beginning bloom.

*12. Red Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

13. Wild Ginger: Asarum caudatum - Nearing bloom on the connector trail between the Augsburger Trail and the summit.

*14. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia (Montia) perfoliata

*15. Candy Flower: Claytonia (Montia) siberica

*16. Big-leaf Sandwort: Arenaria macrophylla

*17. Field Chickweed: Cerastium arvense

*18. Chickweed: Stellaria media

*19. Baneberry: Actaea rubra - In bloom near the summit.

*20. Columbia Wind Flower: Anemone deltoidea - A few plants in bloom.

*21. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

*22. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis - Only in bloom near the summit.

*23. Vanilla Leaf: Achlys triphylla

*24. Cascade Oregon Grape: Mahonia (Berberis) nervosa

*25. Dutchman's Breeches: Dicentra cucullaria - Just going out of bloom at the summit.

*26. Rough Wallflower: Erysimum asperum

*27. Rock Penny Cress: Thlaspi fendleri var. glaucum

*28. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

*29. Three-tooth Mitrewort: Mitella trifida


The photo at right shows a view east across meadows of balsamroot from the Dog Mt. trail at a point where it begins to open out into the meadows below the summit.

*30. Fringe Cup: Tellima grandiflora

*31. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia - Only in bloom near the summit.

*32. Wood Strawberry: Fragaria vesca var. bracteata

*33. Choke Cherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocapra - A few in bloom near the summit..

*34. Little Wild Rose: Rosa gymnocarpa

*35. Thimbleberry: Rubus parviflorus

*36. Trailing Blackberry: Rubus ursinus

*37. White Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida - In bloom along the lower sections of the Augsburger Trail.

*38. Leafy Pea: Lathyrus polyphyllus

*39. Broad-leaf Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. latifolius

*40. Spurred Lupine: Lupinus laxiflorus

*41. Least Hop Clover: Trifolium dubium

*42. Common Vetch: Vicia sativa

*43. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

*44. Poison Oak: Rhus diversiloba - Blooming below.

*45. Buck Brush: Ceanothus integerrimus - Common below.

*46. Stream Violet: Viola glabella

*47. Howell's Violet: Viola howellii

*48. Herald-of Summer: Clarkia amoena var. lindleyi - In bloom along the lower sections of the Augsburger Trail.

*49. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

*50. Common Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza chilensis

*51. Mountain Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

*52. Broad-leaf Star Flower: Trientalis latifolia

*53. Flytrap Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

*54. Varied-leaf Collomia: Collomia heterophylla

*55. Midget Phlox: Phlox (Microsteris) gracilis

*56. Spreading Phlox: Phlox diffusa

*57. Fendler's Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum fendleri var. albifrons - In bloom in the woods on the east side of the summit.

*58. Pacific Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum tenuipes

*59. Woods Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora

*60. Line-leaf Phacelia: Phacelia linearis

*61. Common Cryptantha: Cryptantha intermedia

*62. Narrow-leaf Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia

*63. . Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida

*64. Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

*65. Chickweed Monkey Flower: Mimulus alsinoides

*66. Cliff Penstemon: Penstemon rupicola - In bloom on rock faces beneath the summit meadow.

*67. Fine-tooth Penstemon: Penstemon subserratus - In bloom.

68. Columbia Kittentails: Synthyris stellata - Past bloom.

*69. Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine var. echonospermum

*70. Orange Honeysuckle: Lonicera ciliosa

*71. Red Elderberry: Sambucus racemosa var. arborescens - In bloom near the summit.

*72. Creeping Snowberry: Symphoricarpos mollis ?

*73. . Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta

*74. Big Root: Marah oreganus

*75. Heart-leaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia - In bloom on the connector trail between the Augsburger trail and the summit.

*76. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea

*77. Bachelor's Button: Centaurea cyanus - In bloom at the parking lot.

78. Weak Thistle: Cirsium remotifolium - Nearing bloom near the summit.

*79. White Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. ochroleucus


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