[Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge: 2010]

Wildflowers Currently in Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Klickitat State Wildlife Recreation Area (Area west of the Soda Springs Road)

April 7, 2010

Rare white-flowered form of poet's shooting star (Dodecatheon poeticum)  as seen in the Klickitat State Wildlife Area April 7, 2010.

A rare white-flowered form of poet's shooting star (Dodecatheon poeticum) as seen in a riparian area near the Soda Springs Road, Klickitat State Wildlife Area..................April 7, 2010.

Today the weather was in the high 40s to low 50s with overcast skies and no wind. A light, intermittent drizzle developed by the middle of the afternoon.

Complete Klickitat State Wildlife Area Plant List

Wolfbane Lichen: Letharia vulpina

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

* Long-anthered Woodrush: Luzula macrantha

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

* Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

Medusahead: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

Green-banded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

Camas: Camassia (quamash var. breviflora ?)

* Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica

Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflorum ssp. howellii - In bud.

Panicled Death Camas: Zigadenus paniculatus - In bud.

* Grass Widows: Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii

Rein Orchid: Piperia (elegans or unalaschensis) - Basal leaves only.

Heartleaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

* Dwarf Montia: Montia dichotoma

* Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

* Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum

Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum - In bud.

Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens ?

* Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine nuttallii

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabrum (Synonym: Lithophragma bulbifera)

* Clayton's Saxifrage, Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga nidfica var. claytoniifolia

Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba annua

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana var. procera

Deer Brush: Ceanothus integerrimus

* Sagebrush Violet: Viola trinervata

Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi - Fading out of bloom.

Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

* Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum - Including a white-flowered form.

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus

Ballhead Desert Parsley: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule - Fading out of bloom.

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides

Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus


Animals Seen During This Hike:

About 2 dozen mule deer talked by 2 coyotes.

Western Gray Squirrel

Red-tailed Hawk

Ruffed Grouse ?

Ravens

Northern Flicker

Spotted Towhee

Dark-eyed Juncos


Paul Slichter