Today the weather was in the mid to upper 40s in Gorge. Winds were about 5-10 miles per hour from the east with mostly cloudy skies converting to a light rain at mid-afternoon.
Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - Leaves only.
* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica
Heartleaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum
Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. tenue
* Western Spring Beauty: Claytonia lanceolata - Beginning to bloom.
Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva -
Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum - In bud.
* Obscure Buttercup, The Dalles Mt. Buttercup: Ranunculus triternatus (formerly Ranunculus reconditus).
* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii - Very numerous.
Smooth Prairie Stars: Lithophragma glabrum - In bud.
Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus - Leaves emerging from the ground.
Small-flowered Lupine: Lupinus latifolius X sericeus (Synonym: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus) -
Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus x sericeus (Synonym: Lupinus Leucophyllus var. ? in Washington, Lupinus sericeus in Russ Jolley's book on Gorge wildflowers.) - Dried remains of last years plants seen. This blooms in both spring and fall.
Filaree: Erodium cicutarium
* Canby's Desert Parsley: Lomatium canbyi
* Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi
Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum
* Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi - Beginning to fade out of bloom.
Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum
* Midget Phlox: Phlox gracilis (Synonym: Microsteris gracilis) - A few small plants were seen in bloom.
* Hood's Phlox: Phlox hoodii - A few plants were observed beginning to bloom.
* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora
* Northwestern Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea - Beginning to bloom along the road near the parking area near the state park/ natural area preserved boundary.
* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule - Fairly numerous.