[Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge: 2010]

[Wildflower Destinations in the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Catherine Creek

May 27, 2010

 


* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Complete Catherine Creek Plant List.

Podfern: Aspidotis densa

Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum

Grand Fir: Abies grandis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii

* Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

* Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

* Oregon Ash: Fraxinus latifolia

* Common Woodrush: Luzula multiflora (L. campestris v. congesta)

* Ripgut Grass: Bromus diandrus

Soft Brome: Bromus hordeaceus

Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

Bristly Dog's-tail Grass: Cynosurus echinata

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

* Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicatum

* Medusa Head: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

* Voodoo Grass: Ventenata dubia

* Taper-tip Onion: Allium acuminatum

Narrow-leaf Onion: Allium amplectens - In bud.

Sagebrush Mariposa Lily: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash var. breviflora - Fading out of bloom.

* Ball-head Cluster Lily: Dichelostemma congestum (formerly Brodiaea congesta)

Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria affinis - Pods well-formed.

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods well-formed.

Western Wakerobin: Trillium ovatum

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii

* Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina

* Meadow Death-camas: Zigadenus venenosus var. venenosus

* Spotted Coralroot: Corallorhiza maculata

* Common Bastard Toadflax: Comandra umbellata var. californica

* Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

* Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. tenue

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

* Streambank Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata var. perfoliata

* Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva

* Bigleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla

* Annual Knawel: Scleranthus annuus

* Chickweed: Stellaria media

* Shiny Chickweed: Stellaria nitens

* Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

* Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Least Mouse Tail: Myosurus minimus

* White Water Buttercup: Ranunculus aquatilis var. capillaceus

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

* California Poppy: Eschscholzia californica

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

* Fringe Cup: Tellima grandiflora

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

* Woods Strawberry: Fragaria vesca var. bracteata

* Litle Wild Rose: Rosa gymnocarpa

* Harison's Pioneer Rose: Rosa xharisonii

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis (Synonym: Sanguisorba annua) - In bud.

* Leafy Pea: Lathyrus (polyphyllus ?)

* Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus var. pauciflorus

* Small-flowered Deervetch: Lotus micranthus

Nevada Deervetch: Lotus nevadensis

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus (Synonym: Lupinus laxiflorus)

* Columbia Gorge Lupine: Lupinus latifolius x sericeus (L. latifolius var. thompsonianus)

* Small-flowered Lupine: Lupinus micranthus

* Field Clover: Trifolium campestre

* Least Hop Clover: Trifolium dubium

* Small-head Clover: Trifolium microcephalum

* Sand Clover: Trifolium tridentatum - Fading out of bloom.

* White-tip Clover: Trifolium variegatum - Fading out of bloom.

* Hairy Vetch: Vicia hirsuta

* Common Vetch: Vicia sativa

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

* Dove'sfoot Geranium: Geranium molle

* Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus

* Poison Oak: Toxicodendron diversiloba

* Small-flowered Godetia: Clarkia quadrivulnera

* Small-flowered Willow Herb: Epilobium minutum - Fading out of bloom.

* Chervil: Anthriscus caucalis

* Fernleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum var. dissectum - Fading out of bloom.

Western Snake Root: Sanicula crassicaulis

* Sierra Snake Root: Sanicula graveolens

* Broad-leaf Star Flower: Trientalis latifolia

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora

Navarretia: Navarretia sp.

Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

* Woods Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora

* Weak-stem Cryptanth: Cryptantha flaccida

* Common Cryptantha: Cryptantha intermedia

* Great Hound's Tongue: Cynoglossum grande - Fading out of bloom.

* Yellow and Blue Scorpion Flower: Myosotis discolor

* Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri (var. ?)

* Narrow-leaf Owl-clover: Castilleja attenuata

* Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida (var. ?)

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Bractless Hedge-hyssop: Gratiola ebracteata

* Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

* Barrett's Penstemon: Penstemon barrettiae

* Dwarf Owl-clover: Triphysaria pusilla

* Corn Speedwell: Veronica arvensis

* Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalapensis

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

* Bedstraw, Cleavers: Galium aparine

Orange Honeysuckle: Lonicera ciliosa

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

* Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta

* Corn Salad: Valerianella locusta

* Big Root: Marah oreganus

Heterocodon: Heterocodon rariflorum

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Pathfinder: Adenocaulon bicolor

* Large-flowered Agoseris: Agoseris grandiflora

* Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea/ sagittata

* Bachelor's Button: Centaurea cyanus

Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis

Columbia Goldenweed: Ericameria resinosa

* Western Marsh Cudweed: Gnaphalium palustre

Hairy False Goldenaster: Heterotheca villosa (Synonym: Chrysopsis villosa)

* Smooth Cat's-ear: Hypochaeris glabra - Small weed that is sweeping across all of Catherine Creek.

* Rough Cat's-ear: Hypochaeris radicata

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides - A few plants in bud.

* Lemon-scented Tarweed: Madia citriodoria

* Little Tarweed: Madia exigua

* Common Tarweed: Madia gracilis

Pineapple Weed: Matricaria discoidea

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

* White Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. ochroleucus

* Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen at Catherine Creek:

Bald Eagle

Osprey

Red-tailed Hawk

Common Ravens

Western Meadowlarks

American Robins

Western Bluebirds

Western Wood Peewees

Dark-eyed Juncos

Ochre Ringlets


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