[Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge: 2010]

Wildflowers Currently in Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Sheep Canyon Trail

Klickitat State Wildlife Recreation Area

June 1, 2010

 


* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Wolfbane Lichen: Letharia vulpina

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii - Plant of riparian areas along the Klickitat River.

Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa ssp. balsamifera

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Needlegrass: Achnatherum sp.

* Soft Brome: Bromus hordeaceus

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

* Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

*Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

Medusa Head: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

* North African Grass: Ventenata dubia

* Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum

Sagebrush Mariposa Lily: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus - In bud.

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii - Fading out of bloom.

* Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina

Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii

*Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum- Both cream- and yellow-flowered varieties are present.

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum - In bud.

* Willow Dock: Rumex salicifolius

* Streambank Springbeauty: Claytonia parviflora var. parviflora - Fading out of bloom.

* Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum - Fading out of bloom.

Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii

Spring Whitlow Grass: Draba verna

*Fringepods: Thysanocarpus curvipes

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii - In bud.

Creambush Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor

* Bittercherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata - Nearly finished blooming.

* Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Blackcap: Rubus leucodermis

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis

* Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus

* Bog Deer-vetch: Lotus pinnatus

* Columbia Gorge Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

Valley Yellow Violet: Viola vallicola ? (V. nuttallii var. vallicola)

Cutleaf Violet: Viola sheltonii

Three-nerve Violet: Viola trinervata

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Turkey Mullein: Eremocarpus setigera

* Bushy Blazing Star: Mentzelia dispersa

Blazing Star: Mentzelia laevicaulis

* Slender Godetia: Clarkia gracilis

* Elkhorns Clarkia: Clarkia pulchella

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea - In bud.

Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

*Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayii

*Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule - Fading out of bloom.

*Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum - Most of this species is past bloom.

* Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsmaefolium

*Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

* Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora

* Bluefields Gilia: Gilia capitata

*Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis - Fading out of bloom.

Needleleaf Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta ?

* Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa - Fading out of bloom.

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum (var. ?)

*Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

* Weak-stemmed Cryptanth: Cryptantha flaccida

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

* Attenuate Paintbrush: Castilleja attenuata

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora - A few plants still in bloom.

*Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

*Barrett's Penstemon: Penstemon barrettiae

* Sticky-stem Penstemon: Penstemon glandulosus var. chelanensis

* Corn Speedwell: Veronica arvensis

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora - One plant seen still in bloom.

* Annual Bedstraw, Cleavers: Galium aparine var. echinospermum

Blue Elderberry: Sambucus mexicana

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

*Big Root: Marah oreganus

* Common Blue Cup: Githopsis specularioides

*Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Large-flowered Agoseris: Agoseris grandiflora - In bud.

* Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

* Dustymaidens: Chaenactis douglasii

* Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa

* Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum

* Lemon-scented Madia: Madia citriodora

* Little Tarweed: Madia exigua

* Bristle Head: Rigiopappus leptocladus

* Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen During This Hike:

California Ground Squirrels

Turkey Vultures

Red-tailed Hawk

Crows hazing the red-tailed hawk

Ravens

Mourning Doves

Western Wood Peewees

Western Tanagers

Cedar Waxwings

American Robin

Lazuli Buntings

Chipping Sparrows

Golden-crowned Kinglets

Vaux's Swifts

Violet-green Swallows

Cliff Swallows

Western Rattlesnake

Western Fence Lizards

Ochre Ringlets

Blue

Indira Swallowtail

Pale Tiger Swallowtails

Domestic Honeybees


Paul Slichter