[Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington: 2015]

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

Klickitat State Wildlife Recreation Area

May 22, 2015

Vernally moist prairie east of Canyon Creek, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........May 22, 2015.

Vernally moist prairie east of Canyon Creek, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........May 22, 2015. The white flowers are hyacinth cluster lily (Triteleia hyacinthina).

* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Earth Stars: Geastrales

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana var. garryana

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii - In bud.

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Creeping Spike-rush: Eleocharis palustris

Poverty Rush: Junucs tenuis ? - In bud.

* Long-anthered Woodrush: Luzula macrantha

* Meadow Brome: Bromus commutatus ?

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

* California Oat-grass: Danthonia californica - Beginning to bloom.

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

* Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

* Brome Fescue: Festuca bromoides ?

* Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonym: Koeleria cristata)

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

* Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudorogneria spicata

* Medusa-head: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

* North African Grass, Voodoo Grass: Ventenata dubia

* Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum

* Nevius' Onion: Allium nevii

Long-bearded Mariposa Lily: Calochortus longebarbatus var. longebarbatus - In bud.

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash ssp. quamash - Fading out of bloom. ????????

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods ready to dehiss.

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora - Fading out of bloom.

*Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina - Beginning to bloom.

Panicled Death Camas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum - Fruits maturing.

* Meadow Death Camas: Toxicoscordion venonosum

* Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis - Fading out of bloom.

* Striped Coralroot: Corallorhiza striata

* Mountain Lady Slippers: Cypripedium montanum

Phantom Orchid: Eburophyton austiniae - In bud.

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp. - In bud.

* Northern Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

Close-flowered Knotweed: Polygonum polygaloides (ssp. confertiflorum ?) - In bud.

Douglas' Knotweed: Polygonum douglasii

*Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella -

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

* Chamisso's Water Montia: Montia chamissoi

Water Chickweed: Montia fontana

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

Largeleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla - Past bloom.

* Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

* Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum - Beginning to bloom.

* Tiny Mousetail: Myosurus minimus

* Plantain-leaved Buttercup: Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismifolius

* White Water Buttercup: Ranunculus aquatilis var.

* Straightbeak Buttercup: Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. orthorhynchus

* Little Buttercup: Ranunculus uncinatus

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Reflexed Rockcress: Boechera retrofracta ?

* Spring Whitlow Grass: Draba verna - Past bloom except where moist.

* Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum

* Bog Yellow Cress: Rorippa palustris ?

Black Hawthorn: Crataegus douglasii - Past bloom.

* Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa var. glandulosa

Sulfurflower: Potentilla recta - In bud.

* Chokecherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa - Fading out of bloom.

* Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata - Fading out of bloom.

* Nootka Rose: Rosa nutkana

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba annua

Hardhack: Spiraea douglasii

* Nevada Pea: Lathyrus lanszwertii var. aridus

* Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus

Big Deervetch: Lotus crassifolius var. crassifolius

* Nevada Deervetch: Lotus nevadensis - Beginning to blom.

* Bog Deervetch: Lotus pinnatus

Spanish Clover: Acmispon americanus var. americanus (Lotus unifoliatus)

* Small-flowered Lupine: Lupinus micranthus

* Wyeth Lupine: Lupinus wyethii

* Cup Clover: Trifolium cyathiferum

* Least Hop Clover: Trifolium dubium

Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

* Smallhead Clover: Trifolium microcephalum

Red Clover: Trifolium praetense

* American Vetch: Vicia americana

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

* Rydberg's Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum var. incisum

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana var. procera - In bud.

* Slender Godetia: Clarkia gracilis

* Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea - Beginning to bloom.

* Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus - Beginning to bloom.

* Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus - Fading out of bloom. Some with maturing fruits.

Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Ciliate Willowherb: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

Suksdorf's Desert Parsley: Lomatium suksdorfii - Past bloom.

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi - Fruits maturing.

* Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens

Pinemat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea - Fresh stems arising from the ground.

Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium

Large-flowered Collomia: Collomia grandiflora

* Baker's Babystars: Leptosiphon bolanderi

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis - Fading out of bloom.

Needle-leaf Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta ssp. intertexta - In bud.

* Needle-leaf Navarretia: Navarretia intertexta ssp. propinqua

* Least Navarretia: Navarretia leucocephala ssp. minima

Ballhead Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

* Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia

* Weakstem Cryptanth: Cryptantha flaccida - Fading out of bloom.

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

* Yellow and Blue Scorpionweed: Myosotis discolor

* Little Combseed: Pectocarya pusilla

* Matted Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus

* Hairy Owl-clover, Hairy Indian Paintbrush: Castilleja tenuis (Synonym: Orthocarpus hispidus)

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Rattan's Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia rattanii

* Common Monkey Flower: Erythranthe guttata

* Bractless Hedgehyssop: Gratiola ebracteata ? - Beginning to bloom.

* Barrett's Penstemon: Penstemon barrettiae - Past peak bloom.

* Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalapensis

* Marsh Speedwell: Veronica scutellata - Beginning to bloom.

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. occidentalis

* Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

* Orange Honeysuckle: Lonicera ciliosa

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus

Heterocodon: Heterocodon rariflorum

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Largeflower Agoseris: Agoseris grandiflora

* Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

* Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

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

* Field Pussytoes: Antennaria howellii ssp. howellii - Fading out of bloom.

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

Western Mugwort: Artemisia ludoviciana (ssp. ludoviciana ?)

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

* Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia

* Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis

California Rayless Daisy: Erigeron inornatus var. inornatus

* Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum - Beginning to bloom.

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides - In bud.

Prickly Lettuce: Lactuca serriola

* Hareleaf: Lagophylla ramosissima -Beginning to bloom.

Oxeye Daisy: Leucanthemum vulgare - In bud.

* Small Tarweed: Madia exigua

Cutleaf Microseris: Microseris laciniata (ssp. laciniata ?)

* Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Seed heads present.

* Woollyheads: Psilocarphus sp. - Beginning to bloom.

Columbia Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. carthamoides - In bud.

* Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale

* Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius

Northern Mules Ears: Wyethia amplexicaulis


Animals Seen Along this Hike:

Cooper's Hawk

Kestrel

Red-tailed Hawks

Turkey Vultures

Ravens

Mourning Doves

American Robins

Western Bluebirds

Olive-sided Flycatcher - Heard

Western Wood Peewees

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Vaux's Swifts

Violet-green Swallows

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Great Arctic

Western Tiger Swallowtails

Ochre Ringlets

Duskywings


Paul Slichter