[Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge: 2014]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

Klickitat Wildlife Area: Sondino Unit

May 6, 2014

Plantain-leaved buttercups (Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismifolius) blooming amongst the Oregon white oaks at the edge of a vernal pond in the Sondino Unit, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........May 6, 2014.

Plantain-leaved buttercups (Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismifolius) blooming amongst the Oregon white oaks at the edge of a vernal pond in the Sondino Unit, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........May 6, 2014.

* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

 

Note: This portion of the Klickitat Wildlife Area is restricted to individuals who have been permitted by the wildlife area manager due to its value as wildlife habitat for rare animal species. It is not open to the general public.

Weather: Clear with light winds 5-10 mph. Temperature to 60 degrees.

Cowpie Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum

Antlered Perfume: Evernia prunastri

Wolf Lichen: Letharia vulpina

Juniper Haircap Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum

Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum pilferum

Elongate Racomitrium Moss: Racomitrium elongatum ?

Wallace's Spikemoss: Selaginella wallacei

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Licorice Fern: Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Bigleaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

California Hazelnut: Corylus cornuta var. californica

Oregon Ash: Fraxinus latifolius

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

* Common Woodrush: Luzula multiflora (L. campestris v. congesta)

Sedge: Carex sp. - In bud.

* Common Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris

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

* Silver Hair-grass: Aira caryophyllea

* Meadow Foxtail: Alopecurus pratensis

* Annual Foxtail: Alopecurus saccatus

* Ripgut: Bromus diandrus

* Soft Brome: Bromus hordeaceus

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

Reed Canarygrass: Phalaris arundinacea

* Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

* Nevada Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. juncifolia

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

European Water Plantain: Alisma triviale

Common Duckweed: Lemna minor

Common Cattail: Typha latifolia

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash var. quamash

Ball-head Cluster Lily: Dichelostemma congestum - In bud.

Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria affinis - Past bloom.

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora var. howelllii

Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina

Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis ? - Growing in irrigation ditch to west of barn. Or is it robust dagger rush (Juncus ensifolius)?

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

* Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum ssp. proliferum

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

Curly Dock: Rumex crispus

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata var. perfoliata

* Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva

Water Chickweed: Montia fontana var. tenerrima - Past bloom.

* Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis - Fading.

* Tiny Mousetail: Myosurus minimus

* Plantain-leaved Buttercup: Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismifolius

* White Water Buttercup: Ranunculus aquatilus var. aquatilus

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

* California Poppy: Eschscholzia californica

* American Wintercress: Barbarea orthoceras

* Spring Whitlow Grass: Draba verna

* Marsh Yellowcress: Rorippa palustris

* Tumble Mustard: Sisymbrium altissimum

* Fringepods: Thysanocarpus curvipes

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

* Small-flowered Deer-vetch: Lotus micranthus

* Small-flowered Lupine: Lupinus micranthus

* Rabbitsfoot Clover: Trifolium arvense

* Hop Clover: Trifolium dubium

* Small-headed Clover: Trifolium microcephalum

* White-tip Clover: Trifolium variegatum

* Tiny Vetch: Vicia hirsuta

* Common Vetch: Vicia sativa

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

* Dovefoot Geranium: Geranium molle

Burr Chervil: Anthriscus caucalis

* Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri

Western Snakeroot: Sanicula crassicaulis - In bud.

Narrow-leaf Milkweed: Asclepias fascicularis

* Common Babystars: Leptosiphon bicolor

Prickly Navarretia: Navarettia intertexta var. intertexta

* Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. hastata

* Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

* Yellow and Blue Scorpionweed: Myosotis discolor

* Fragrant Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys figuratus

* Scouler's Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys scouleri

Wild Mint: Mentha arvensis

* Attenuate Paintbrush: Castilleja attenuata

* Few-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia sparsiflora - Fading out of bloom.

* Bractless Hedge-hyssop: Gracteola ebracteata

* Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

* American Brooklime: Veronica americana

* Corn Speedwell: Veronica arvensis

* Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalpensis

* English Plantain: Plantago lanceolata

* Indian-wheat: Plantago patagonica

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea - Fading out of bloom.

* Bedstraw, Cleavers: Galium aparine

* Big Root: Marah oreganus

* Long-spurred Plectritis: Plectritis ciliosa ?

* Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta ?

* Corn Salad: Valerianella locusta

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana - Blooming on state wildlife area land along old Highway 8.

* Bachelor's Buttons: Centaurea cyanus

Bull Thistle: Cirsium vulgare

* Smooth Cat's-ear: Hypochaeris glabra


Animals Seen Along This Route Today:

California Ground Squirrels

Red-tailed Hawks

Turkey Vultures

Wood Duck

Lewis' Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Hairy Woodpecker

Starlings

Red-winged Blackbirds

Common Ravens

Scrub Jays

Golden-crowned Sparrows

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Vaux's Swifts

Violet-green Swallows

Bullfrogs - Croaking

Western Tree Frogs & tadpoles


Paul Slichter