[2008 Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge]

Columbia River Gorge

Wildflower bloom Along the Angels Rest Trail

April 6, 2008


View towards the Columbia River from Angels Rest , Columbia River Gorge.................April 6, 2008.
* indicates the wildflower is blooming.

1. Small-flowered Wood-rush: Luzula parviflora -

*2. Wood Lily/ Trillium: Trillium ovatum - Common below, with a few beginning to bloom at the summit of Angels Rest.

*3. Candy Flower/ Siberian Spring Beauty: Claytonia (Montia) sibirica - A few in bloom. Many in bud.

*4. Field Chickweed: Cerastium arvense - A few in bloom.

*5.Big-leaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophyllum - A few in bloom.

*6. Chickweed: Stellaria media - A few in bloom.

*7. Bitter Cress: Cardamine hirsuta - Numerous.

*8. Slender Toothwort: Cardamine pulcherrima var. tenella - Common, in full bloom.

*9. Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii - Common near the summit.

*10. Honesty, Silver Dollar Plant: Lunaria annua - A few in bloom at the trailhead.

*11. Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium - Fairly common in open areas.

*12. Cascade Oregon Grape: Berberis nervosa - Mostly in bud, but a few flowers opening.

*13. Western Corydalis: Corydalis scouleri - A few in bloom.

*14. Bleeding Heart: Dicentra formosa - A few in bloom.

*15. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis - Moderately common on moist cliff faces on the upper trail.

*16. Fringe Cup: Tellima grandiflora - A few beginning to bloom.

*17. Red-flowering Currant: Ribes sanguineum - Scattered but in full bloom.

*18. Osoberry: Oemleria cerasiformis - Fading out of bloom.

*19. Sour Cherry: Prunus cerasus - In bloom at lower to mid-elevations.

*20. Salmonberry: Rubus spectabilis - A few plants beginning to bloom.

*21. Sour Grass, Oregon Wood Sorrel: Oxalis oregana -

*22. Long-spurred Violet: Viola adunca - In bloom at the trailhead.

*23. Marsh Violet: Viola palustris ? - In bloom at the trailhead.

*24. Evergreen Violet: Viola sempervirens -

*25. Martindale's Desert Parsley: Lomatium martindalei - A few plants just beginning to bloom at the summit.

*26. Red Huckleberry: Vaccinium parvifolium -

*27. Periwinkle: Vinca major - Common at the trailhead.

28. Red Elderberry: Sambucus racemosa var. arborescens - Flower buds are developing.

*29. Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale -

Animals Seen or Heard: Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Winter Wren, Flicker, Stellers Jays, Rufous Hummingbirds, Raven, Pika.

Paul Slichter