[2001 Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflowers in Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Dog Mountain

May 19, 2001

View downslope towards the Columbia River from near the summit of Dog Mt............May 19, 2001.

The Dog Mt. Trail is a great, although challenging (3000' elevation gain in 3 miles) place to see wildflowers. Early summer flowers are commencing bloom below while early spring wildflowers are still abundant near the summit.

When hiking the Dog Mt. Trail, be prepared for all kinds of weather, as it changes rapidly. The parking lot on this day was 65*F and sunny with a light breeze while the upper portions were bathed in clouds with a stiff, cool breeze. Many people had dressed only in shorts and t-shirts and they were literally freezing above 1500' in elevation.

* Indicates the wildflower is blooming.

*1. Ball-head Cluster Lily: Brodiaea congesta

*2. Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria lanceolata

*3. Fairy Bells: Disporum hookeri var. oreganum

*4. Western Solomon Plume: Smilacina racemosa

*5. Star Flowered False Solomon Seal: Smilacina stellata

*6. Western Wake-robin: Trillium ovatum

*7. Fairy Slipper Orchid: Calypso bulbosa

*8. Spotted Coral Root: Corallorhiza maculata

*9. Striped Coral Root: Corallorhiza striata

*10. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia (Montia) linearis

*11. Candy Flower: Claytonia (Montia) siberica

*12. Big-leaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophyllum (formerly Arenaria macrophylla)

*13. Field Chickweed: Cerastium arvense

*14. Baneberry: Actaea rubra

*15. Columbia Wind Flower: Anemone deltoidea

*16. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

*17. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

*18. Vanilla Leaf: Achlys triphylla

*19. Cascade Oregon Grape: Mahonia (Berberis) nervosa

*20. Rough Wallflower: Erysimum asperum

*21. Rock Penny Cress: Thlaspi fendleri var. glaucum

*22. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

*23. Fringe Cup: Tellima grandiflora

*24. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia

*25. Little Wild Rose: Rosa gymnocarpa

*26. Spurred Lupine: Lupinus laxiflorus

*27. Big Head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

*28. Common Vetch: Vicia sativa

*29. Poison Oak: Rhus diversiloba

*30. Buck Brush: Ceanothus sanguineus

*31. Stream Violet: Viola glabella

*32. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

*33. Martindale's Desert Parsley: Lomatium martindalei

*34. Common Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza chilensis

*35. Pacific Dogwood: Cornus nuttallii

*36. Broad-leaf Star Flower: Trientalis latifolia

*37. Varied-leaf Collomia: Collomia heterophylla

*38. Spreading Phlox: Phlox diffusa

*39. Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

*40. Pacific Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum tenuipes

*41. Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida

*42. Large-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia grandiflora

*43. Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

*44. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

*45. Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta

*46. White Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. ochroleucus

*47. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea

Paul Slichter