[Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge: 2011]

Wildflowers Currently in Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Klickitat State Wildlife Recreation Area

June 17, 2011

Oblong Bluecurls: Trichostemma oblongum

Oblong Bluecurls: Trichostemma oblongum

* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

White Alder: Alnus rhombifolia

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

* Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Common Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

* Fragile Sheath Sedge: Carex fracta

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Thick-headed Sedge: Carex pachystachya

* Creeping Spike-rush: Eriophorum palustris

* Small-fruited Bulrush: Scirpus microcarpus -

* Tapertip Rush: Juncus acuminatus ?

* Toad Rush: Juncus bufonius

Long-anthered Woodrush: Luzula macrantha ?

* Meadow Brome: Bromus commutatus ?

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* California Oat-grass: Danthonia californica

* Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

* Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

* Rat-tail Fescue: Festuca myuros ?

* Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonym: Koeleria cristata)

Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Nevada Blue Grass: Poa secunda var. juncifolia ?

* Sandberg's Blue Grass: Poa secunda var. secunda

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudorogneria spicata

* Medusa-head: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

North African Grass, Voodoo Grass: Ventenata dubia

* Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum

* Nevius' Onion: Allium nevii

* Long-bearded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus longebarbatus var. longebarbatus - Beginning to bloom.

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash (ssp. breviflora ?) - Fading out of bloom.

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods ready to dehiss.

* Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina

Panicled Death Camas: Zigadenus paniculatus

* Meadow Death Camas: Zigadenus venonosus

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis - Fading out of bloom.

Elegant Rein Orchid: Piperia elegans - In bud.

* Northern Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum - In bud.

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

California Knotweed: Polygonum californicum

* Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella -

* Bitter Dock: Rumex obtusifolius

* Willow-leaved Dock: Rumex salicifolius

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata

* Chamisso's Water Montia: Montia chamissoi -

Water Chickweed: Montia fontana

Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis - Past bloom.

Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum - Past bloom.

Brown's Peony: Paeonia brownii

* White Water Buttercup: Ranunculus aquatilis

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Long Prickly-head Poppy: Papaver argemone

American Wintergreen: Barbarea orthoceras - In bud.

Spring Whitlow Grass: Draba verna

* Western Yellow Cress: Rorippa curvisiliqua

Small-flowered Prairie Stars: Lithophragma parviflorum - Mostly past bloom.

Black Hawthorn: Crataegus douglasii - Past bloom.

Ninebark: Physocarpus capitatus - In bud.

* Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa var. glandulosa

* Slender Cinquefoil: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata -

Sulfurflower: Potentilla recta - In bud.

* Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa

Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

* Nootka Rose: Rosa nutkana

Pearhip Rose: Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana - In bud.

* Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba annua

Hardhack: Spiraea douglasii

* Bog Deer-vetch: Lotus pinnatus

* Wyeth Lupine: Lupinus wyethii ?

Alfalfa: Medicago sativa

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

* American Vetch: Vicia americana

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana var. procera - In bud.

* Slender Godetia: Clarkia gracilis

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea - A few plants in bud.

Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Ciliate Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

Watson's Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii - In bud.

* Cow Parsnip: Heracleum lanatum

Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum

Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

Suksdorf's Desert Parsley: Lomatium suksdorfii

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. anomalum

Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

* Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

* Field Bindweed: Convolvulus arvensis

Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

* Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora

* Blue Field Gilia: Gilia capitata

* Baker's Babystars: Leptosiphon bolanderi

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

* Needle-leaf Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta ssp. intertexta

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

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

* Weakstem Cryptanth: Cryptantha flaccida - Fading out of bloom.

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale - Tooth-like fruits well-formed.

* Yellow and Blue Scorpionweed: Myosotis discolor

* Small Forget-me-not: Myosotis laxa

* Narrowleaf Skullcap: Scutellaria angustifolia

* Oblong Bluecurls: Trichostema oblongum

* Attenuate Paintbrush: Castilleja attenuata - Fading out of bloom.

* Hairy Owl-clover, Hairy Indian Paintbrush: Castilleja tenuis (Synonym: Orthocarpus hispidus)

* Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

* Corn Speedwell: Veronica arvensis

* Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalapensis

* Clustered Broomrape: Orobanche fasciculata

* English Plantain: Plantago lanceolata

* Corn Salad: Valerianella locusta

* Blue Elderberry: Sambucus cerulea var. cerulea

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

* Heterocodon: Heterocodon rariflorum

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Largeflower Agoseris: Agoseris grandiflora

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha - Past bloom.

Field Pussytoes: Antennaria howellii ssp. howellii - Past bloom.

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

Western Mugwort: Artemisia ludoviciana

* Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii - A few plants beginning to bloom.

* Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia - Fading out of bloom.

* Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum

* Opposite-leaved Tarweed: Hemizonella minima ?

* Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides -

Prickly Lettuce: Lactuca serriola

* Lemon-scented Tarweed: Madia citriodora

* Small Tarweed: Madia exigua

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

* Bristle Head: Rigiopappus leptocladus - Fading out of bloom.

* Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Northern Mules Ears: Wyethia amplexicaulis


Animals Seen Along this Hike:

Red-tailed Hawks

Turkey Vultures

Ravens

Common Nighthawk

Western Wood Peewees

Song Sparrow

Chipping Sparrows

Lazuli Bunting

Western Goldfinches

House Wren

Mourning Cloaks

Western Tiger Swallowtails

Ochre Ringlets

Acmon Blues


Paul Slichter