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

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

May 18, 2014

Brooks Memorial State Park (US 97 near Satus Pass)

Botany Washington (Washington Native Plant Society)

Bog Deervetch, Meadow Bird's-foot Trefoil, Meadow Deervetch: Lotus pinnatus (Synonyms: Hosackia pinnata, Lotus bicolor)

Bog Deervetch, Meadow Bird's-foot Trefoil, Meadow Deervetch (Lotus pinnatus) as seen in a small stream at Brooks Memorial State Park...........May 19, 2014.

Weather: Partly cloudy with a light breeze, averaging 5-10 mph. Temps in the upper 50s to low 60s.


* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

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Click here for a fairly comprehensive plant list for Brooks Memorial State Park

Western Dwarf Mistletoe: Arceuthobium campylopodum

Douglas Fir Dwarf Mistletoe: Arceuthobium douglasii

Cowpie Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum

Antlered Perfume: Evernia prunastri

Brown-eyed Sunshine Lichen: Vulpicida canadensis

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Field Horsetail: Equisetum arvense

Common Scouring-rush: Equisetum hyemale

Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens

Water Moss: Fontinalis sp.

Haircap Juniper Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum

Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum pilferum

Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis ? - In bud.

Rush: Juncus sp ?

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

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

* One-spike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata - Beginning to bloom.

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii

* Nevada Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. juncifolia

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata - Beginning to bloom.

Medusa Head: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

Grand Fir: Abies grandis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Red Alder: Alnus rubra

Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericea

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

Quaking Aspen: Populus tremuloides

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

* Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana - Beginning to leaf out and bloom.

* Mackenzie Willow: Salix prolixa

Coyote Willow: Salix exigua

* Lilac: Syringia sp.

* Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - Beginning to bloom.

* Nevius' Onion: Allium nevii

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash ssp. quamash

Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum - Past bloom.

Columbia Lily: Lilium columbianum

* Star-flowered False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum stellatum

Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina - In bud.

* Panicle Death Camas: Zigadenus paniculatus - Fading out of bloom.

* Meadow Death Camas: Zigadenus venonosus ssp. venonosus

Grass Widows: Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum - Past bloom.

* Fairy Slipper: Calypso bulbosa

* Striped Coralroot: Corallorhiza striata

* Mountain Lady Slippers: Cypripedium montanum - Beginning to bloom.

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp.

Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum - In bud.

* Rock Buckwheat: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sublineare

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

* Streambank Springbeauty: Claytonia parviflora

* Red Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra

Dwarf Miner's Lettuce: Montia dichotoma

* Linearleaf Montia: Montia linearis - Fading out of bloom.

Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum - In bud.

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

* Western Meadowrue: Thalictrum occidentale

* Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens - Fading out of bloom.

* American Wintergreen: Barbarea orthoceras

Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine nuttallii (formerly Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima) - Past bloom.

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

* Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum

Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera - Pods only.

Wormleaf Stonecrop: Sedum stenopetalum

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera - Fading out of bloom.

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

* Northwestern Saxifrage: Micranthes fragosa - A few plants remain along streams.

* Northwestern Saxifrage: Micranthes integrifolia - Afew plants remain along streams.

Cusick's Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii - Past bloom.

* Suksdorf's Hawthorn: Crataegus suksdorfii - 20 stamens.

* Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana ssp. platypetala

Ocean Spray: Holodiscus discolor

* Domestic Apple: Malus domestica ?

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa (var. glandulosa ?)

* Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

* Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa

* Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Western Crabapple: Pyrus fusca

Thimbleberry: Rubus parviflorus

Annual Burnet: Poteridium occidentale ?

* Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus

Nevada Deervetch: Lotus nevadensis

* Bog Deervetch: Lotus pinnatus

American Bird's-foot Clover: Lotus unifoliolatus

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus

Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus

* Wyeth Lupine: Lupinus wyethii - Beginning to bloom.

* Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - Fading out of bloom.

American Vetch: Vicia americana - Beginning to bloom.

* Yellow Mountain Violet: Viola praemorsa (ssp. praemorsa ?)

* Sagebrush Violet: Viola trinervata - One plant still in bloom.

* Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

Sticky Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum

Oregon Checker-mallow: Sidalcea oregana var. procera - In bud.

Fireweed: Chamerion angustifolium

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea

Tall Annual Evening Primrose: Epilobium brachycarpum

Cow Parsnip: Heracleum lanatum

Gormann's Desert Parsley: Lomatium gormannii or Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi - In fruit.

Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum - Past bloom.

* Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Nine Leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium tridentatum var. triternatum

Common Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Western Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri ssp. borealis

Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata

Pine Drops: Pterospora andromedea - Last years' stalks.

White-vein Pyrola: Pyrola picta - A few plants in bud.

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana - In bud.

Flytrap Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

Desert Shooting Star: Dodecatheon conjugens - Past bloom.

* Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum - Fading out of bloom.

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis var. gracilis

Prickly Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta

* Hood's Phlox: Phlox hoodii

* Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa

Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum - Past bloom.

Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. hastata

* Blue Scorpiongrass: Myosotis micrantha

* Little Combseed: Pectocarya pusilla

* Matted Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicellatus

* Scouler's Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. scouleri

* Slender Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys tenellus - Fading out of bloom.

Cooley's Hedgenettle: Stachys cooleyae

* Hairy Paintbrush: Castilleja tenuis - Beginning to bloom.

* Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Common Monkeyflower: Mimulus guttatus - Beginning to bloom.

Tapertip Penstemon: Penstemon attenuatus - In bloom soon.

* Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalpensis

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora

* Cleavers: Galium aparine var. echinospermum

Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale ?

Fragrant Bedstraw: Galium triflorum

Black Twinberry: Lonicera involucrata

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

* Leafy Pussytoes: Antennaria stenophylla

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Foothill Arnica: Arnica fulgens ? (Arnica sororia ?) - The hairs at the base of the basal leaf petioles of the former species was not confirmed, although stems are fairly stout and the stem leaves are larger than those of the latter species.

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza careyana

* Hooker's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hookeri - Fading out of bloom.

* Hybrid Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana x hookeri - Fading out of bloom.

* Silvercrown: Cacaliopsis nardosmia

Tumble Knapweed: Centaurea diffusa

Dustymaidens: Chaenactis doulgasii var. douglasii - In bud.

Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense

* Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia

* Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis

Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule - Past bloom.

Bloom's Goldenweed: Ericameria bloomeri - New leaf growth.

Showy Aster: Eurybia conspicuua ?

Rough-leaved Aster: Eurybia radulina

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides

Cut-leaf Silverpuffs: Microseris laciniata

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

Columbia Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. carthamoides

* Yellow Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltus

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale

* Northern Wyethia: Wyethia amplexicaulis - Beginning to bloom.


Animals Seen in Brooks Memorial State Park:

Anise Swallowtails

California Tortoiseshell

Sarah's Orangetips

Duskywings

Silvery Blues

Ravens

Crows

Turkey

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flickers

Spotted Towhee

Black-headed Grosbeaks

Western Tanagers

Western Bluebirds

Western Wood Peewees

Chipping Sparrows

Song Sparrow

Dark-eyed Juncos

Nashville or Orange-crowned Warbler

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Black-capped Chickadees

Vaux's Swifts

Violet-green Swallows

Western Fence Lizards

California Ground Squirrels

Douglas Squirrels

Mule Deer - numerous


Wildflower Bloom at Brooks Memorial State Park, Satus Pass........May 11, 2014 - Wildflower Bloom at Brooks Memorial State Park, Satus Pass........May 11, 2014

Wildflower Bloom at Brooks Memorial State Park, Satus Pass........May 11, 2014 - Wildflower Bloom at Brooks Memorial State Park, Satus Pass........May 11, 2014 - Wildflower Bloom at Brooks Memorial State Park, Satus Pass........May 11, 2014
The photo at upper left shows a vernally moist meadow with Nevius' onion (Allium nevii) beginning to bloom. The photo at upper right shows a vernally moist meadow with meadow deathcamas (Toxicoscordion venonosum) beginning to bloom. The photo at lower left shows a bald with numerous bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) and Carey's balsamroot (Balsamorhiza careyana) blooming beneath an Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) which itself is beginning to leaf out and bloom. The photo at lower center shows a grassy meadow above the Environmental Learning Center at Brooks Memorial State Park. The photo at lower right shows a wetter meadow with numerous common camas blooming........May 11, 2014.

Paul Slichter