[Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge] [Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Bloom Reports for 2004] [Wildflower Destinations in the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

March 27, 2004

Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria lanceolata

Catherine Creek:

*1. Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum- Many trees now in bloom.

*2. Common Camas: Camassia quamash- Beginning to bloom above the Old Highway.

*3. Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria lanceolata- A few in bloom.

*4. Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica- A fair amount still in bloom, especially higher up the hillsides.

*5. Meadow Death-camas: Zigadenus venosus var. venonosus- Common.

*6. Grass Widows: Sisyrinchium douglasii -A few still in bloom.

7. Common Bastard Toad-flax: Comandra umbellata var. californica- Getting close to blooming.

*8. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia (Montia) perfoliata- Common.

*9. Water Chickweed: Montia fontana- Numerous

*10. Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis- Common.

*11. Chickweed: Stellaria media- Numerous

*12. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum- A few trying to bloom along the creek.

*13. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis- Pretty numerous bloom.

*14. Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis (Mahonia) aquifolium- Fairly numerous.

*15. Little Western Bittercress: Cardamine oligosperma- Fairly common.

*16. Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima- Beginning to bloom.

*17. Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna- Numerous bloom.

*18. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora- A few in bloom.

*19. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia -Many still in bloom.

*20. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis -A few in bloom.

*21. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia- A few in bloom.

*22. Columbia Gorge Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus- A few in bloom at low elevation along the Old Highway at the west and east ends of the Catherine Creek plateau.

23. Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - A few nearly in bloom.

*24. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium- A few in bloom.

25. Cut-leaf Violet: Viola sheltonii- Lots of leaves.

*26. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum -A few plants in bloom, mostly going to seed.

*27. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayii - Very common.

*28. Slender-fruit Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum- Fairly common. Until seeds are examined, these could be L. triternatum or perhaps both species are present .

*29. Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum (yellow flowered form)- Fairly common.

*30. Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule- Fairly common.

*31. Sierra Snake Root: Sanicula graveolens- A few close to blooming.

*32. Desert Shooting Star: Dodecatheon conjugens- A few in bloom

*33. Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum- Common.

*34. Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis- Common.

*35. Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii- A few in bloom.

*36. Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata- A few in bloom.

*37. Woods Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora- A few in bloom.

*38. Silver-leaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata- A few coming into bloom.

*39. Great Hound's Tongue: Cynoglossum grande- Several in bloom.

*40. Rusty Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys nothofulvus- Numerous bloom above the power lines, towards the slopes above Major Creek.

*41. Slender Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys tenellus- Numerous.

*42. Henbit: Lamium amplexicaule- A few in bloom.

*43. Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora- Common

*44. Few-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia sparsiflora- Fairly common, including many albino plants.

*45. Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus - A few in bloom near the old highway.

*46. Small-flowered Tonella: Tonella tenella - A few in bloom.

*47. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea- Very numerous.

*48. Bedstraw/ Cleavers: Galium aparine- Numerous, but only in bloom near the Old Highway.

*49. Long-spurred Plectritis: Plectritis ciliosa- A few in bloom.

*50. Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta- Numerous.

*51. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera- Numerous along the Old Highway just west of Major Creek.

*52. Bigroot/ Wild Cucumber: Marah oreganus- A few in bloom.

*53. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea- A few in bloom near the arch.

*54. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule -Many still in bloom, several with blooms roughly the diameter of a half dollar coin.

*55. False Agoseris: Microseris troximoides- Numerous.

56. Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus- A few nearing bloom.

*57. Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale- Fairly common in disturbed areas.