[Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge: 2007]

[Wildflower Destinations in the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Klickitat River Canyon

WA Highway 142 & the Goldendale-Glenwood Highway

April 13, 2007

The photo above shows Suksdorf's desert parlsley (Lomatium suksdorfii) as seen in the Klickitat River canyon on April 13, 2007. Plants have just begun blooming at lower elevations within the canyon.

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

*2. Great Camas: Camassia leichtinii.......Many in bloom.

*3. Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum -

*4. Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii (formerly Brodiaea howellii) -

*5. Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine nuttallii (formerly Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima) -

*6. Spring Whitlow Grass: Draba verna - Still numerous in places.

7. Scalepod: Idahoa scapigera -

*8. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora- Fairly common.

*9. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. claytoniifolia -

*10. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia - Beginning to bloom.

*11. Woolly-pod Milk-vetch: Astragalus purshii -

*12. Columbia Gorge Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus -

*13. Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocarpum- A few plants in bloom.

*14. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium- Numerous.

*15. Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus -

*16. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum - Most are finishing their bloom period. One or two plants still in bloom.

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

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

*19. Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum- A few in bloom.

*20. Midget Phlox: Phlox gracilis -

*21. Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa -

*22. Cryptanth: Cryptantha species (intermedia?) -

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

*24. Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus -

*25. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea-

*26. Bedstraw, Cleavers: Galium aparine-

*27. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera- A few in bloom.

*28. Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana -

*29. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule -A few still in bloom.

*30. Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale-


Animals Seen in the Klickitat River Canyon:

1. Red-tailed Hawks

2. Turkey Vultures

3. Ravens

4. Common Crows

5. Robins

6. Violet-green Swallows

7. Western Fence Lizard

8. Sara Orange-tip

8. Propertius Duskywings: Erynnis propertius

9. Small blue butterfly

10. Large and small bumblebees


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