[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 between Anderson Road and Canyon Creek

Klickitat Wildlife Area

May 4, 2015

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 19, 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 Sunshine Lichen: Vulpicida canadensis

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana var. garryana

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

* Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

Common Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris

* Lemmon's Needlegrass: Achnatherum lemmonii ssp. lemmonii

* Brome: Bromus sp.

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* One-spike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha

* Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

* Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - Beginning to bloom.

* Nevius' Onion: Allium nevii

Green-banded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash (var. ?) - Fading out of bloom.

Ookow: Dichelostemma congestum

Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum - Past bloom.

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica

Panicled Death Camas: Toxicoscordion paniculatusm - Past bloom.

* Meadow Death Camas: Toxicoscordion venenosum

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflorum ssp. howellii

Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina

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

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp.

* Heartleaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

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

* Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum - In bud.

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

* White Water Buttercup: Ranunculus aquatilis var. diffusus

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium

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

Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera - Pods ripe.

* Gooseberry-leaved Alumroot: Heuchera grossulariifolia var. tenuifolia

Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera - Past bloom.

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

* Fleshy-leaved Saxifrage: Micranthes fragosa - Fading out of bloom.

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

Creambush Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa (var. ?) - Leafy bracteate.

* Bittercherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

* Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Annual Burnet: Poteridium occidentale

Birchleaf Spiraea: Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida

* Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus

Sierra Deervetch: Lotus nevadensis var. nevadensis

Bog Deervetch: Lotus pinnatus

Small-flowered Lupine: Lupinus micranthus ?

* Wyeth Lupine: Lupinus wyethii

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - Past bloom.

Sagebrush Violet: Viola trinervata

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidaldea oregana ssp. procera

* Buckbrush: Ceanothus cuneatus var. cuneatus

Deer Brush: Ceanothus integerrimus - In bud.

* Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

* Buckbrush: Ceanothus sanguineus

Slender Godetia: Clarkia gracilis - In bud.

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea

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

* Chocolate Tips: Lomatium dissectum var. dissectum

Salt and Pepper: Lomatium gormanii or L. piperi

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

* Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum - Yellow flowers.

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. brevifolium ?

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Common Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

* Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens

Kinnickinnick: Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

Flytrap Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

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

* Bolander's Babystars: Leptosiphon bolanderi

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

Prickly Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta (var. ?)

* Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa

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

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

* Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. scouleri ? - Small flowers, ascending stems.

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

Attenuate Owlclover: Castilleja attenuata

* Hairy Indian Paintbrush: Castilleja tenuis

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Rattan's Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia rattanii

* Common Monkeyflower: Erythranthe guttata

* Barrett's Penstemon: Penstemon barrettiae

* Small-flowered Tonella: Tonella tenella

Common Mullein: Verbascum thapsus

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora

English Plantain: Plantago lanceolata

* Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

Orange Honeysuckle: Lonicera ciliosa

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigata

* White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

* Blue Cups: Githopsis specularioides

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

* Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides - In bud.

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana - Not abundant.

* Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia

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

California Rayless Fleabane: Erigeron inornatus

Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum

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

* Little Tarweed: Madia exigua - Alternate leaves.

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides

Columbia Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. carthamoides

* Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus

* Common Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale


Animals Seen During This Hike:

California Ground Squirrels

Turkey Vultures

Red-tailed Hawk

Common Ravens

Black-headed Grosbeak - Heard.

Western Tanager - calling

Spotted Towhees - calling

Western Wood Peewees

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

White-crowned Sparrows

Lazuli Buntings

Violet-green Swallows

Nashville Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Vaux's Swifts

Canyon Wren

Horned Lizard

Western Fence Lizards

Pacific Treefrogs (Adults and tadpoles)

Anise Swallowtails

Indra Swallowtails

Pale Swallowtails

Ochre Ringlets

Wood Nymphs

Acmon Blue

Boisduval's Blues

Western Pine Elfins

Bumblebees: Bombus sp.


Paul Slichter