[2009 Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Wildflowers in Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

Memaloose State Park and Surrounding Federal Lands

April 29, 2010

Harsh Paintbrush, Harsh Indian Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida var. hispida (Synonyms: Castilleja angustifolia var. abbreviata, Castilleja angustifolia var. hispida, Castilleja hispida ssp. abbreviata, Castilleja hispida ssp. hispida)

Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida var. hispida

* Indicates the wildflower is blooming.

Complete list of Memaloose Loop Wildflowers

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Licorice Fern: Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Imbricate Sword Fern: Polystichum imbricans ssp. imbricans ?

Common Sword Fern: Polystichum munitum ?

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

* Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

* Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

* Long-anthered Wood Rush: Luzula macrantha

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

Medusahead Wildrye: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

Green-banded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus - Basal leaves only.

Ookow, Ball-head Cluster Lily: Dichelostemma congestum - In bud.

* Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria affinis

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii

Death-camas: Zigadenus sp. - In bud.

Long-spurred Rein Orchid: Piperia elegans - (basal leaves only, so this could also be Piperia unalascensis)

* Common Bastard Toad-flax: Commandra umbellata var. californica

Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum - In bud.

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

* Curly Dock: Rumex crispus

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata

* Water Chickweed: Montia fontana

* Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis

* Chickweed: Stellaria media

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

* Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium

* Mouse-ear Cress: Arabidopsis thaliana

* American Wintercress: Barbarea orthoceras

* Hairy Bittercress: Cardamine hirsuta

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

* Fringe Pod: Thysanocarpus curvipes

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii -

* Cusick's Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii

Ocean Spray: Holodiscus discolor

* Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

Choke Cherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa - Racemes in bud.

Himalayan Blackberry: Rubus armeniacus

* Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus var. pauciflorus

* Common Broad-leaf Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus

* Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

* American Vetch: Vicia americana

* Bird Vetch: Vicia cracca

* Hairy Vetch: Vicia hirsuta

* Common Vetch: Vicia sativa

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

* Dovefoot Geranium: Geranium molle

Poison Oak: Toxicodendron diversiloba

Deer Brush: Ceanothus integerrimus

* Chervil: Anthriscus scandicina

Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

* Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

* Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum (yellow-flowered form)

* Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Broadnineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. anomalum

* Common Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Western Snake Root: Sanicula crassicaulis

* Sierra Snake Root: Sanicula graveolens

Desert Shooting Star: Dodecatheon conjugens - Past bloom.

* Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana - In bud.

* Babystars: Leptosiphon bicolor

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. hastata

* Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

* Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

* Weakstem Cryptanth: Cryptantha flaccida

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

* Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass: Myosotis discolor

* Slender Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys tenellus

* Henbit: Lamium amplexicaule

* Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida var. hispida

* Large-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia grandiflora

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

* Narrow-leaf Owlclover: Castilleja attenuata

Cutleaf Penstemon: Penstemon richardsonii var. richardsonii

* Small-flowered Tonella: Tonella tenella

* Dwarf Owl-clover: Triphysaria pusilla (Orthocarpus pusillus)

* Corn Speedwell: Veronica arvensis

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora

English Plantain: Plantago lanceolata

* Bedstraw: Galium aparine var. echinospermum

Blue Elderberry: Sambucus mexicana

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus

* Long-spurred Plectritis: Plectritis ciliosa

* White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

* Corn Salad: Valerianella locusta

* Big Root: Marah oreganus

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

Hairy Goldaster: Chrysopsis villosa

Columbia Goldenweed: Columbiadora hallii

Gray Hawsbeard: Crepis intermedia ?

* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (var. cynoglossoides ?)

* False Agoseris, Prairie Dandelion: Nothocalais troximoides

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale


Paul Slichter