[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 16, 2014

Vernally moist meadows along the Klickitat Breaks Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........May 16, 2014

Masses of meadow deathcamas (Toxicoscordion venonosum) in vernally moist meadows near the Klickitat Breaks Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area...........May 61, 2014.

* indicates the wildflower is currently bloom.

Relatively complete wildflower list for the Klickitat Wildlife Area.

Cowpie Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum

Antlered Perfume: Evernia prunastri

Brown-eyed Wolf Lichen: Letharia columbiana ?

Rock Tripe: Umbilicaria phaea

Brown-eyed Sunshine Lichen: Vulpicida canadensis

Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum pilferum

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

* Poverty Rush: Juncus tenuis ?

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Needle Spikerush: Eleocharis acicularis

Common Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris

* Lemmon's Needlegrass: Achnatherum lemmonii

* Brome: Bromus sp.

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* One-spike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata

* Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha

* Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

* Leiberg's Blue Grass: Poa leibergii

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

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

Common Cattail: Typha latifolia

* Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - Beginning to bloom.

* Rock Onion: Allium (macrum ?)

* Nevius' Onion: Allium nevii

Asparagus: Asparagus officinalis

Long-bearded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus longebarbatus var. longebarbatus ?

Green-banded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

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

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflorum ssp. howellii

Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina

Panicled Death Camas: Toxicoscordion paniculatusm - Past bloom.

* Meadow Death Camas: Toxicoscordion venenosum

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp.

Western Ladies' Tresses: Spiranthes (porrifolia ?)

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

* Scabland Wild Buckwheat: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sublineare (E. douglasii var. tenue)

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum - In bud.

Willow Dock: Rumex triangulivalvis

* Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum - In bud.

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum - Fading out of bloom.

* Plantain-leaved Buttercup: Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismifolius

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii - Fading out of bloom.

* Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum

Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera - Pods ripe.

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum - Fading out of bloom.

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

* Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala

* Old Man's Whiskers: Geum triflorum var. ciliatum

* Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa - Beginning to bloom.

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis

Nevada Deervetch: Lotus nevadensis

Spanish Clover: Lotus unifoliolatus

* Wyeth Lupine: Lupinus wyethii

* Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - Mostly past bloom.

Small-flowered Clover: Trifolium (microcephalum ?) - Not in bloom yet.

* Common Vetch: Vicia sativa

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidaldea oregana ssp. procera

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Klamathweed: Hypericum perforatum

Deer Brush: Ceanothus integerrimus - In bud.

* Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

Tall Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Fringed Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum var. ciliatum

* Dwarf Groundsmoke: Gayophytum (humile ?)

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

Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi - Fading out of bloom.

Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum - One with yellow flowers in bloom.

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. bifolia ?

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

Flytrap Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

* Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum - Along vernally moist streams.

Star Flower: Trientalis latifolia

Prickly Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta (var. ?)

* Whitehead Pincushion Plant: Navarretia leucocephala

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa

Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus - Past bloom.

Ballhead Desert Parsley: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii - Past bloom.

* Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

* Yellow and Blue Scorpion Grass: Myosotis discolor

* Blue Scorpion Grass: Myosotis micrantha

* Little Combseed: Pectocarya pusilla

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

* Slender Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys tenellus - Fading out of bloom.

* Hairy Indian Paintbrush: Castilleja tenuis

* Rattan's Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia rattanii

* Bractless Hedge=hyssop: Gratiola ebracteata

* Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalpensis

English Plantain: Plantago lanceolata

* Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha - Fading out of bloom.

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia - Fading out of bloom.

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

Dusty Maidens: Chaenactis douglasii

Smooth Hawksbeard: Crepis capillaris

California Rayless Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus

Marsh Cudweed: Gnaphalium (palustre ?)

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

* Pineapple Weed: Matricaria discoidea

Cutleaf Silverpuffs: Microseris laciniata

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans - Beginning to bloom.

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Fading out of bloom.

Columbia Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. carthamoides

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

Leafy Aster: Symphyotrichum foliaceum ?

Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen During This Hike:

California Ground Squirrels

Turkey hen

Turkey Vultures

Red-tailed Hawks

Raven

Northern Flicker

Common Ravens

Black-headed Grosbeak - Heard.

Robins

Townsends Solitaires

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

House Wren - heard

Violet-green Swallows

Vauxs Swifts

Western Fence Lizards

Pacific Treefrogs (Adults and tadpoles)

Great Arctics

Anise Swallowtails

Indra Swallowtails

Pale Swallowtails

Western Swallowtail

Mourning Cloaks

California Tortoiseshell

Propertius Duskywings

Elfins

Ochre Ringlets

Wood Nymphs

Silvery Blue

Bumblebees: Bombus sp.

Water Striders


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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