[Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington: 2014] [Wildflower Bloom in Central & Eastern Washington: 2014]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

Meadows and Woods west of Soda Springs Road

Klickitat Wildlife Area

May 1, 2014

Wildflower Bloom on the Bluffs West of Soda Springs Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area: May 1, 2014

Mt. Adams as seen beyond the lithosol meadows on benches above the east side of the Klickitat River at Soda Springs, Klickitat Wildlife Area...........May 1, 2014.

* indicates the wildflower is currently bloom.

Relatively complete wildflower list for the Klickitat Wildlife Area.

Cowpie Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum

Antlered Perfume: Evernia prunastri

Wolfbane Lichen: Letharia vulpina ?

Rock Tripe: Umbilicaria phaea

Brown-eyed Sunshine Lichen: Vulpicida canadensis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

* Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

Rush: Juncus sp.

* Lemmon's Needlegrass: Achnatherum lemmonii - Begining to bloom.

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha

* Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

* Leiberg's Blue Grass: Poa leibergii

* Nevada Blue Grass: Poa secunda ssp. juncifolia

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

Medusahead: Taenitherum caput-medusae

Common Cattail: Typha latifolia

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

Rock Onion: Allium (macrum ?) - In bud.

Green-banded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash (var. ?) - Beginning to bloom.

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflorum ssp. howellii - Beginning to bloom.

* Panicled Death Camas: Toxicoscordion paniculatusm

* Meadow Death Camas: Toxicoscordion venenosum

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp.

Ladies Tresses: Spiranthes sp.

Heartleaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum - In bud.

Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii

Kellogg's Knotweed: Polygonum polygaloides (ssp. kelloggii ?) - Nearing bloom.

* Dwarf Montia: Montia dichotoma

* Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

* Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

* Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

* Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum

Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera - Pods ripe.

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

* Northwestern Saxifrage: Micranthes integrifolia

* Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia (var. alnifolia ?) - Mostly past bloom.

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis

* Hood River Milkvetch: Astragalus hoodianus

Nevada Deervetch: Lotus nevadensis

Spanish Clover: Lotus unifoliolatus

* Small-flowered Lupine: Lupinus micranthus

* Wyeth Lupine: Lupinus wyethii

* Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Klamathweed: Hypericum perforatum

Deer Brush: Ceanothus integerrimus

* Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

Cutleaf Violet: Viola sheltonii

* Sagebrush Violet: Viola trinervata - Fading out of bloom.

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea

Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum - Fruits well-formed.

Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi - Past bloom.

Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Suksdorf's Desert Parsley: Lomatium suksdorfii

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

* Desert Shooting Star: Dodecatheon conjugens ?

* Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum

* Baker's Linanthus: Leptosiphon bolanderi (Synonym: Linanthus bakeri)

Whitehead Pincushion Plant: Navarretia leucocephala

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa

* Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus

* Ballhead Desert Parsley: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

* Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

* Gromwell: Lithospermum arvense

* Blue Scorpion Grass: Myosotis micrantha

* Little Combseed: Pectocarya pusilla

* Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. scouleri

* Slender Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys tenellus

* Narrowleaf Paintbrush: Castilleja attenuata

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Small-flowered Tonella: Tonella tenella

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

* Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

* White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

Hall's Goldenweed: Columbiadoria hallii

* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule - Fading out of bloom.

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (var. cynoglossoides ?)

Cutleaf Silverpuffs: Microseris laciniata

Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans- In bud.

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen During This Hike:

California Ground Squirrels

Turkey Vultures

Harrier

Coopers Hawk ?

Lesser Sandhill Cranes - 13 overflying on their way north

Mallard - pair in a stock pond

Northern Flicker

Common Ravens

Scrub Jays

Black-headed Grosbeak - Heard.

Robins

Western Bluebirds

Western Tanager - calling

Spotted Towhees - calling

Western Wood Peewees - Fairly numerous. Heard and seen.

Chipping Sparrows - Numerous. Observed and and constantly heard singing.

Dark-eyed Juncos

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Horned Lark

Lazuli Bunting ? - calling

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Nashville Warblers

House Wren - heard

Violet-green Swallows

Vauxs Swifts

Western Fence Lizards

Anise Swallowtails

Indra Swallowtails

Pale Swallowtails

Western Swallowtail

California Tortoiseshell

Propertius Duskywings

Pine Elfins

Ochre Ringlets

Crescent

Wood Nymphs

Silvery Blue ?

Whites ?

Click Beetles

Bumblebees: Bombus sp.


Wildflower Bloom on the Bluffs West of Soda Springs Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area: May 1, 2014 - Wildflower Bloom on the Bluffs West of Soda Springs Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area: May 1, 2014

Wildflower Bloom on the Bluffs West of Soda Springs Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area: May 1, 2014 - Wildflower Bloom on the Bluffs West of Soda Springs Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area: May 1, 2014

Wildflower Bloom on the Bluffs West of Soda Springs Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area: May 1, 2014

Additional views of the scenery and flora on benches above the east side of the Klickitat River at Soda Springs, Klickitat Wildlife Area...........May 1, 2014.

Paul Slichter