[Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge: 2011]

Wildflowers Currently in Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Washington State Highway SR 14

from US Highway 395 west to US Highway 97

May 16, 2011

Sand Penstemon: Penstemon acuminatus var. acuminatus

Sand Penstemon: Penstemon acuminatus var. acuminatus

* indicates the wildflower is currently blooming.

* Indian Ricegrass: Achnatherum hymenoides

* Rip Gut: Bromus diandrus

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

* Needle-and-thread: Hesperostipa comata

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Sandberg's Bluegrass: Poa secunda

* Douglas' Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis - Blooming in moist areas at Roosevelt, WA

* Northern Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Snow Buckwheat: Eriogonum niveum - In bud.

* Rock Buckwheat: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum (var. ?)

* Broom Buckwheat: Eriogonum vimineum

* Veiny Dock: Rumex venosus

* Whitetop: Cardaria draba

* Pale Wallflower: Erysimum occidentale

* Tumble Mustard: Sisymbrium altissimum

* Thick-leaf Thelypody: Thelypodium laciniatum var. laciniatum

* Thick-leaf Thelypody: Thelypodium laciniatum var. streptanthoides

* Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

* Hairy Milkvetch: Astragalus inflexus

* The Dalles Milkvetch: Astragalus sclerocarpus

* Curvepod Milkvetch: Astragalus speirocarpus

* Columbia Milkvetch: Astragalus succumbens

* Tweedy's Milkvetch: Astragalus tweedyi

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus

* Hybrid Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus x sericeus - Beginning to bloom.

* Soft Lupine: Lupinus sulphureus ssp. subsaccatus

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

* Whitestem Blazing Star: Mentzelia albicaulis

Blazing Star: Mentzelia laevicaulis var. laevicaulis

* Tufted Evening-primrose: Oenothera caespitosa ssp. marginata

* Pale Evening-primrose: Oenothera pallida

* Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

* Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii

* Indian-parsnip: Pteryxia terebinthina var. foeniculaceus

* Longleaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia - large swaths of pink covering much of the more naturalized ground.

* Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. hastata

* Tarweed Fiddleneck: Amsinckia lycopsoides

* Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

* Snake River Cryptantha: Cryptantha spiculifera

* Wingnut Cryptantha: Cryptantha pterocarya ?

* Purple Sage: Salvia dorrii

* Common Monkeyflower: Mimulus guttatus

* Sand Penstemon: Penstemon acuminatus var. acuminatus

* Clustered Broomrape: Orobanche fasciculata

* Shrubby Bedstraw: Galium multifflorum

* Manroot: Marah oreganus

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata (ssp. vaseyana ?)

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

* Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii - Beginning to bloom.

Wavyleaf Thistle: Cirsium undulatum - In bud.

Gray Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa var. speciosa

Columbia Goldenweed: Ericameria resinosa

* Threadleaf Fleabane: Erigeron filifolius - Beginning to bloom.

* Cushion Fleabane: Erigeron poliospermus var. poliospermus - Including plants with lavender, white, or canary-yellow rays.

* Shaggy Fleabane: Erigeron pumilus

* Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium

Match Brush: Gutierrezia sarothrae

* Cusick's Sunflower: Helianthus cusickii


Paul Slichter