[Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington: 2017]

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

Klickitat State Wildlife Recreation Area

May 17, 2017

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.

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Black Cottonwood: Populus trichocarpa

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana var. garryana - Leafing out.

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii - In bud.

Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

* Long-anthered Woodrush: Luzula macrantha

* Meadow Brome: Bromus commutatus ?

* Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha (Synonym: Koeleria cristata) - In bud.

* Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudorogneria spicata

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum - In bud.

* Nevius' Onion: Allium nevii - Beginning to bloom.

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus

* Common Camas: Camassia quamash ssp. quamash - Full bloom.

Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods ready to dehiss.

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora

Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina - Still only leaves.

* Panicled Death Camas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum - Fading out of bloom.

* Meadow Death Camas: Toxicoscordion venonosum - Beginning to bloom.

Western Blue Flag: Iris missouriensis

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp. - Stems beginning to arise from paired basal leaves.

Northern Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum - In bud.

Scabland Wild Buckwheat: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sublineare - In bud.

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

* Water Chickweed: Montia fontana

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

* Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa - Beginning to bloom.

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis

* Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

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

Scalepod: Idahoa scapigera - Pods are ripe.

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa var. glandulosa

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

* Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

Hardhack: Spiraea douglasii

Nevada Pea: Lathyrus lanszwertii var. aridus

Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus

Big Deervetch: Lotus crassifolius var. crassifolius

* Nevada Deervetch: Lotus nevadensis

Bog Deervetch: Lotus pinnatus

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

* Wyeth Lupine: Lupinus wyethii - Beginning to bloom.

* Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum - Fading out of bloom.

* Smallhead Clover: Trifolium microcephalum

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

Rydberg's Geranium: Geranium viscosissimum var. incisum

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana var. procera

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea

Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus

* Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus -

Annual Willowherb: Epilobium brachycarpum

Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum - Fruits well formed.

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

* Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum - Fading out of bloom.

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Suksdorf's Desert Parsley: Lomatium suksdorfii - Full bloom.

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

* Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Pinemat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Pinedrops: Pterospora andromedea

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

Least Navarretia: Navarretia leucocephala ssp. minima

* 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

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. occidentalis

* Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus

Heterocodon: Heterocodon rariflorum

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium - In bud.

Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

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

* Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia - In bud.

Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis - In bud.

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

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides

Cutleaf Microseris: Microseris laciniata (ssp. laciniata ?)

Nodding Microseris: Microseris nutans

False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides - Seed heads present.

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

* Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale

Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen Along this Hike:

Kestrel

Red-tailed Hawks

Turkey Vultures

Ravens

Mourning Doves

American Robins

Western Bluebirds

Western Tanagers

Western Wood Peewees

Warbling Vireo

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Vaux's Swifts

Violet-green Swallows

Red-breasted Nuthatches

Anise Swallowtails

Painted Lady ?

Ochre Ringlets

Green Hairstreak

Duskywings

Blues


Paul Slichter