[2009 Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge

May 29, 2009

Brooks Memorial State Park (Satus)

A Foggy Ridge Hikers Hike.

 

..................May 29, 2010.

* Indicates a wildflower currently in bloom.

Weather: Temperature - low 50s. Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with 10-20 mph winds.


Puffballs:

Wrinkled Thimble-cap: Verpa bohemica ?

Wolfbane Lichen: Letharia vulpina

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens

Grand Fir: Abies grandis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana ?

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis

* Soft Brome: Bromus hordeaceus

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* One-spike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

Medusa Head: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

Western Dwarf Mistletoe: Arceuthobium campylopodum

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

* Douglas' Onion: Allium nevii

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash (ssp. breviflora ?)

Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum - Past bloom.

Columbia Tiger Lily: Lilium columbianum - In bud.

* Panicle Death Camas: Zigadenus paniculatus

* Meadow Death Camas: Zigadenus venenosus ssp. venenosus

Grass Widows: Olsynium douglasii (var. ?)

Coral Root Orchid: Corallorhiza (maculatum or mertensiana) - In bud.

* Striped Coral Root: Corallorhiza striata

* Mountain Lady Slippers: Cypripedium montanum - Beginning to bloom.

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp.

Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

* Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. tenue

Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

* Red Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra

* Spring Water Chickweed: Montia fontana

* Linearleaf Montia: Montia linearis

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum - In bud.

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Least Mousetail: Myosurus minimus

* Western Meadow Rue: Thalictrum occidentale

* Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Sicklepod Rockcress: Arabis sparsiflorus var. atrorubens

* American Wintergreen: Barbarea orthoceras

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

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera - Pods only.

Worm-leaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum

* Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia

* Cusick's Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii

* Douglas' Hawthorn: Crataegus douglasii (var. douglasii)

Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Ocean Spray: Holodiscus discolor

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa (var. ?)

* Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

* Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa

* Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Little Wild Rose: Rosa gymnocarpa

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis

Birchleaf Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia

Hardhack: Spiraea douglasii

* Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus

* Meadow Deervetch: Lotus pinnatus

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus

* Columbia Gorge Broad-leaf Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus (or Broad-leaf Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. latifolius)

Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus - In bud.

Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - Past bloom.

Sagebrush Violet: Viola trinervata

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum

Klamath Weed: Hypericum perforatum

Oregon Checker-mallow: Sidalcea oregana var. procera

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhombifolia - In bud.

* Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum - Past bloom.

* Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Nine Leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium tridentatum var. triternatum

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri ssp. borealis

Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata

Pine Drops: Pterospora andromedea - Last years' stalks.

White-veined Wintergreen: Pyrola picta

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

Desert Shooting Star?: Dodecatheon conjugens ? - Past bloom.

* Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora

* Narrow-leaf Collomia: Collomia linearis

Harkness' Desert-trumpets: Linanthus harknessii ?

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta ?

* Hood's Phlox: Phlox hoodii - Fading out of bloom.

* Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa

* Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum - Fading out of bloom.

* Yellow and Blue Scorpion Flower: Myosotis discolor

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

* Yellow and Blue Scorpion Flower: Myosotis discolor

* Narrow-leaved Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Mimulus breviflorus

* Common Monkeyflower: Mimulus guttatus

Tapertip Penstemon: Penstemon attenuatus - In bud.

Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

* Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalpensis

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

* Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine var. echinospermum

Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale ?

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus ?

Round-leaf Bluebell: Campanula rotundifolia ?

Heterocodon: Heterocodon rariflorum

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

* Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

* Spear-leaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

* Meadow Arnica: Arnica chamissonis ?

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza careyana (or Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea) - Plants showed characteristics of both species.

* Hooker's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hookeri

* Hybrid Balsamroot: Balsammorhiza careyana x hookeri

* Silvercrown: Cacaliopsis nardosmia

Diffuse Knapweed: Centaurea diffusa ?

Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii

* Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis

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

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed: Ericameria bloomeri

Eastern Showy Aster: Eurybia conspicua ?

Rough-leaved Aster: Eurybia radulina

Blanketflower: Gaillardia aristata

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides

* Small Tarweed: Madia exigua

Cut-leaf Silverpuffs: Microseris laciniata

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides (Synonym: Microseris troximoides)

* Yellow Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltus

* . Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

* Northern Wyethia: Wyethia amplexicaulis


Animals Seen in Brooks Memorial State Park:

Blues (unidentified)

Propertius Duskywings

Very large bumblebees (Bombus sp.)

Red-tailed Hawk

Nighthawk

Northern Flickers

Spotted Towhee

Steller's Jays

Brewer's Blackbirds

Cowbirds

Meadow Larks

Black-headed Grosbeaks

American Robins

Western Bluebirds

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Violet-green Swallows

Vaux's Swifts

Brown Creeper

Western Fence Lizards

Mule Deer

Western Gray Squirrel

Red Squirrel


Paul Slichter