[2012 Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Columbia River Gorge

Eagle Creek Trail

Wildflower bloom Along the Eagle Creek Trail as far as Upper Punchbowl Falls

March 26, 2012

 


* indicates the wildflower is blooming.

Boreal Cup Lichen, Boreal Pixie-cup Lichen: Cladonia borealis ?

Cup Lichen: Cladonia furcata

Inactive Tube Lichen: Hypogymnia inactiva ?

Snake Liverwort: Conocephalum conicum

Ring Pellia: Pellia neesiana ?

Fire Moss: Ceratodon purpureus

Common Feather Moss: Eurhynchium praelongum

Splendid Feather Moss: Hylocomium splendens

Palm Tree Moss: Leucolepis acnathoneuron

Pleuridium Moss: Pleuridium acuminatum ?

Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum

Elongate Racomitrium Moss: Racomitrium elongatum

Fan Moss: Rhizomnium glabrescens

Electrified Cats Tail Moss: Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus ?

Field Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

Douglas' Spikemoss: Selaginella douglasii

Wallace's Spikemoss: Selaginella wallacei

Grand Fir: Abies grandis

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Western Red Cedar: Thuja plicata

Western Hemlock: Tsuga heterophylla

Vine Maple: Acer circinatum

Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

* Red Alder: Alnus rubra - Male catkins in full bloom, female cones begining to bloom.

* Filbert: Corylus cornuta var. californica - Both male and female flowers in bloom.

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

* Willow: Salix sp.

Maidenhair Fern: Adiantum aleuticum

Podfern: Aspidotis densa

Maidenhair Spleenwort: Asplenium trichomanes

Lady Fern: Athrium filix-femina - New fronds expanding.

Rock-brake: Cryptogramma crispa

Brittle Bladder-fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Western Polypody: Polypodium hesperium

Licorice Fern: Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Sword Fern: Polystichum munitum

* Common Woodrush: Luzula multiflora ssp. multiflora - Beginning to bloom.

Smallflowered Woodrush: Luzula parviflora ? - Basal leaves present.

Onion: Allium sp. (A. accuminatum or A. cernuum ?)

Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria affinis ? - Basal leaves present.

False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum racemosum ?

* Wood Lily, Trillium: Trillium ovatum

Cluster Lily: Triteleia sp.

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp. ?

Heart-leaved Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Bitter Dock: Rumex obtusifolius

Wild Ginger: Asarum caudatum

* Glaucous Springbeauty: Claytonia exigua ssp. glauca

Candy Flower, Siberian Spring Beauty: Claytonia sibirica

Little-leaf Montia: Montia parvifolia

Field Chickweed: Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum

Big-leaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophyllum

Chickweed: Stellaria media

Rockslide Larkspur: Delphinium glareosum - In bud.

Creeping Buttercup: Ranunculus repens

Western Meadow-rue: Thalictrum occidentale

Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium

Cascade Oregon Grape: Berberis nervosa

Inside-out Flower: Vancouveria hexandra

Dutchman's Breeches: Dicentra cucullaria - In bud.

Bleeding Hearts: Dicentra formosa

American Winter Cress: Barbarea orthoceras - Present near the trailhead.

Hairy Bittercress: Cardamine hirsuta - Present near the trailhead and occasionally along the trail.

* Little Western Bittercress: Cardamine oligosperma

* Slender Toothwort: Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii (Synonym: Cardamine pulcherrima var. tenella) - Many, attractive plants.

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

Oregon Stonecrop: Sedum oreganum

Small-flowered alumroot: Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia ?

Small-flowered Alumroot: Heuchera micrantha var. micrantha

Fleshy-leaved Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. claytoniifolia - In bud.

Merten's Saxifrage: Saxifraga mertensiana

Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis var. rufidula

Fringe Cup: Tellima grandiflora

Youth-on-age: Tolmiea menziesii

Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericeaa var. occidentalis

Goatsbeard: Aruncus dioicus

Wood Strawberry: Fragaria vesca var. bracteata

Large-leaf Avens: Geum macrophyllum var. macrophyllum

Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor

Osoberry: Oemleria cerasiformis

Glandular Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa var.

Himalayan Blackberry: Rubus armeniacus

Black Cap: Rubus leucodermis

Thimbleberry: Rubus parviflora

Trailing Blackberry: Rubus ursinus

Lupine: Lupinus sp. - Basal leaves of a perennial species.

Clover: Trifolium sp. - Native clover?

Robert Geranium: Geranium robertianum

Cascara: Rhamnus prushiana

Common St. John's Wort: Hypericum perforatum

* Stream Violet: Viola glabella - Beginning to bloom.

* Evergreen Violet: Viola sempervirens - Beginnning to bloom.

Clarkia: Clarkia sp. ?

Tall Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum - Left over, dry stems from last year.

Ciliate Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum var. ciliatum

* Martindale's Desert Parsley: Lomatium martindalei

Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Salal: Gaultheria shallon

Rhododendron: Rhododendron sp. - Domestic variety planted at overlook to Punchbowl Falls?

Red Huckleberry: Vaccinium parvifolium

White Shooting Star: Dodecatheon dentatum

Blue Field Gilia: Gilia capitata - Basal leaf rosettes present.

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii ?

Pacific Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum tenuipes

Woods Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora v. parviflora

Woodland Phacelia: Phacelia nemoralis - Basal leaves present.

Cryptanth: Cryptantha sp. - Basal leaves present.

Selfheal: Prunella vulgaris

* Large-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia grandiflora

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Chickweed Monkeyflower: Mimulus alsinoides - Beginning to bloom.

Common Monkeyflower: Mimulus guttatus

* Cutleaf Penstemon: Penstemon richardsonii var. richardsonii

Cascade Penstemon: Penstemon serrulatus

Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine var. echinospermum

Twinflower: Linnaea borealis

Orange Honeysuckle: Lonicera ciliosa

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigata

Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta - In bud.

Scouler's Valerian: Valeriana scouleri - Several plants with flower buds present.

Scoulers Harebell: Campanula scouleri - Basal leaves present.

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Pathfinder: Adenocaulon bicolor

Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea

Streambank Arnica: Arnica amplexicaulis - Attractive leaves.

Bull Thistle: Cirsium vulgare

* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

Annual Fleabane: Erigeron annuus

Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum

Hawkweed: Hieracium sp.

Wall Lettuce: Lactuca muralis

Columbia Gorge Groundsel: Packera bolanderi var. harfordii

* Sweet Colt's Foot: Petasites frigidus - Beginning to bloom.

White Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. ochroleucus

Common Sow Thistle: Sonchus oleraceus

Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale


Animals Seen Along this Route:

Dippers - Singing happily.

Raven

Stellers Jays

Robins

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglets


Paul Slichter