[Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge: 2008]

[Wildflower Destinations in the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Klickitat River Canyon

WA Highway 142

Between the Goldendale-Glenwood Highway and Klickitat, WA

April 5, 2008

The photo above shows columbia desert parlsley (Lomatium columbianum) as seen in the Klickitat River canyon on April 5, 2008.

1. Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum - Beginning to bloom.

*2. Great Camas: Camassia leichtinii.......Beginning to bloom.

*3. Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum - Numerous downstream of Klickitat, WA

*4. Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Still in bloom near the upper most reaches of the canyon.

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

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

*7. Fringepods: Thysanocarpus curvipes - Fairly common in the upper canyons.

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

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

10. Columbia Gorge Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus - In bud.

*11. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum - In full bloom.

*12. Fern-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum (var. ?) - Beginning to bloom.

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

*14. Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum - Yellow form. Fairly common in the upper canyon walls.

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

*16. Suksdorf's Desert Parsley: Lomatium suksdorfii - Beginning to bloom.

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

*18. Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis (Phlox gracilis) -

*19. Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii - Fairly common, especially higher in the canyons.

*20. Fiddleneck Fireweed: Amsinckia retrorsa -

*21. Chickweed Monkey Flower: Mimulus alsinoides -

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

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

*24. Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana - (or this may be Balsamorhiza deltoidea, or both............I didn't stop to look closely!)

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

The photo above shows Suksdorf's desert parlsley (Lomatium suksdorfii) as seen in the Klickitat River canyon on April 5, 2008.