[Wildflower Bloom Reports for Washington & Oregon] [Wildflower Destinations in the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington


Sevenmile Hill (via USFS Right of Way from Sevenmile Road)......April 20, 2014

Balsamroots and lupines nearing peak bloom enmasse on the south-facing slopes of the Sevenmile Hill.........April 20, 2014.

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge in Previous Seasons

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Use the links to previous bloom year data directly above to search for bloom reports at a particular location to better fit a recent flower visit.

I am currently spending time hiking and making plant lists for those trails and cross country routes that aren't well represented in the Columbia River and Klickitat River Gorges this season, so if you don't see your favorite hike here, please check the lists from previous years above to see what you'd see along those hikes. Comprehensive plant lists for a number of hikes in the Columbia River Gorge (Look under the state and county they are found in.) can be found at http://science.halleyhosting.com/nature/bloomtime/lists/plantlists.html

July 15, 2014: Silver Star Mountain (Gifford Pinchot National Forest)

June 3, 2014: Grassy Knoll Trail #146 (Gifford Pinchot National Forest)

May 18, 2014: Brooks Memorial State Park (US 97 near Satus Pass) - Botany Washington (WNPS)

May 17, 2014: Lomatium Study east of US Highway 97

May 16, 2014: Klickitat Breaks Road (Klickitat Wildlife Area)

May 14, 2014: Hardy Ridge Trail, Beacon Rock State Park

May 11, 2014: Brooks Memorial State Park (US 97 near Satus Pass)

May 7, 2014: Dog Mountain

May 6, 2014: Klickitat Wildlife Area, Sondino Unit

May 5, 2014: Starvation Creek

May 2, 2014: Catherine Creek (Area west of Catherine Creek)

May 1, 2014: Bluffs uphill to the east of Soda Springs (Klickitat Wildlife Area)

April 28, 2014: Brooks Memorial State Park (US 97 near Satus Pass)

April 20, 2014: Sevenmile Hill accessed by USFS lands from Sevenmile Road.

April 13, 2014: Mark Hatfield Trail (Twin Tunnels Trail) - From the Mosier Trailhead west to the Rock Quarry.

April 12, 2014: Columbia Hills State Park & Natural Area Preserve - Be sure to post your Washington Discover Pass to avoid the $99 fee!

April 11, 2014: Latourell Falls Loop Trail (Glenn Talbot State Park)

April 8, 2014: Catherine Creek (Trail up past arch, trail up east the side of Catherine Creek to west Tracy Hill, trail across to east Tracy Hill, then down the west rim of Major Creek....5.4 miles)

April 5, 2014: Memaloose to Rowena

April 3, 2014: Klickitat Wildlife Area, Sondino Unit

April 2, 2014: Catherine Creek (2013 burn area)

April 2, 2014: Cherry Orchard Trail (to the middle benches)

March 31, 2014: Mayer State Park (Parcel at West Rim of Rowena Dell and Adjacent USFS Lands)

March 31, 2014: Memaloose (USFS Lands between the Interstate 84 Eastbound Memaloose Rest Area and Marsh Hill)

March 24, 2014: Columbia Hills State Park

March 23, 2014: Memaloose Trail (Memaloose Rest Area, Memaloose State Park & Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area)

March 21, 2014: Canyon Creek, Klickitat Wildlife Area

March 12, 15 & 19, 2014: Columbia Hills Natural Area Preserve & Columbia Hills State Park.

March 12 & 19, 2014: Catherine Creek - Wildflower bloom at the east side of the Columbia River Gorge appears to be a little bit behind last year.

March 13, 2014: Klickitat Trail in Swale Canyon from the Harms Road trailhead.

Obscure buttercup: Ranunculus triternatus

Dalles Mt. Buttercup: Ranunculus triternatus (Synonym: Obscure Buttercup: Ranunculus reconditus)

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