[Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge: 2011]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

Klickitat Trail: Wahkiacus to Klickitat Springs

March 18, 2011

The Klickitat River Canyon viewed downstream towards Klickitat, WA.......March 18, 2011.

The Klickitat River Canyon viewed downstream towards Klickitat, WA........March 18, 2011.

* indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Wolf Lichen: Letharia (vulpina ?)

Felt Lichen: Peltigera sp.

Scouring-rush Horsetail: Equisetum hyemale

Sword Fern: Polystichum sp.

Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var.

Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericea

* California Hazelnut: Corylus cornuta v. californica

Black Cottonwood: Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

* Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana

Willow: Salix sp. - In bud. Young twigs yellowish-orange

Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

Common Rush: Juncus effusus (ssp. ?)

* Long-anthered Woodrush: Luzula macrantha

Bluegrass: Poa (sandbergii ?) - In bud at higher elevations above the Klickitat Trail.

Medusa Head: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

Tapertip Onion: Allium (acuminatum ?)

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

Ookow: Dichelostemma congestum

* Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum - In bud.

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica

Panicled Deathcamas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum

* Grass Widows: Olsynium douglasii (Synonym: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglasii)

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp.

Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

Streambank Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia parviflora

* Common Chickweed: Stellaria media

Western Clematis: Clematis (ligusticifolia?)

Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum - In bud.

Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium - In bud.

* Oak Toothwort: Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii

* Spring Whitlow Grass: Draba verna

* Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera

Leiberg's Stonecrop: Sedum leibergii

* Smooth Praire Star: Lithophragma glabrum

Peak Saxifrage: Saxifraga nidifica var. claytoniifolia - In bud.

Merten's Saxifrage: Saxifraga mertensiana

Spreading Gooseberry: Ribes (divaricatum ?) - Leafing out, solitary spine at leaf nodes.

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

Hawthorn: Crataegus sp.

Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor

Ninebark: Physocarpus sp.

Sulphur Cinquefoil: Potentilla recta ?

Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Himalayan Blackberry: Rubus armeniacus

Pacific Trailing Blackberry: Rubus ursinus ssp. macropetalus

Douglas' Spiraea: Spiraea douglasii (var. ?)

Milkvetch: Astragalus hoodianus or Astragalus reventiformis

Columbia Gorge Lupine: Lupinus (latifolius x sericeus ?)

Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus

Rabbitfoot Clover: Trifolium arvense

Klamath Weed: Hypericum perforatum

Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus

Poison Oak: Toxicodendron diversilobum

Wild Carrot: Daucus carota

* Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

* Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum - Yellow flowered form.

Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi

Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomaium triternatum var. triternatum

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

Slender Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys tenellus

Selfheal: Prunella vulgaris (v. ?)

Dalmatian Toadflax: Linaria dalmatica

Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

Bedstraw, Cleavers: Galium aparine

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

Riverbank Wormwood: Artemisia (ludoviciana?)

Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea ?

Knapweed: Centaurea sp.

Chicory: Cichorum intybus

Western Hawksbeard: Crepis (occidentalis ?)

* Goldstars: Crocidium multicaule

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

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

False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides


Steep slopes above the Klickitat River at Klickitat Springs.........March 18, 2011.A view downhill towards the Klickitat River at Klickitat Springs, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........March 18, 2011.

Animals Seen along the Klickitat Trail:

Mule Deer - 4

Coyote (spoor on trail)

Bald Eagles - Adult and juvenile

Red-tailed Hawk

Common Mergansers

Northern Flickers

Scrub Jays

Western Meadowlark

American Robins

Western Bluebirds

Spotted Towhees

Song Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Black-capped Chickadees

Bushtits

Kinglets

Winter Wren


Paul Slichter