March 27, 2004
*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.