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

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

May 7, 2017

Simcoe Mountain Unit of the Klickitat Wildlife Area

View south across vernally moist balds from the upper slopes of Bickleton Ridge, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........May 7, 2017.

View south across vernally moist balds from the upper slopes of Bickleton Ridge, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........May 7, 2017.

Note: Most of this hike was taken between the elevations of 35-4400'.

Weather: Partly cloudy with a light breeze and temps in the low 60s.


* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Horse Hair Lichen: Bryoria sp.

Antlered Perfume: Evernia prunastri

Bone Lichen: Hypogymnia sp.

Brown-eyed Wolf Lichen: Letharia columbiana

Ragged Lichen: Platismatia glauca

Rock Tripe: Umbilicaria sp.

Brown-eyed Sunshine Lichen: Vulpicida canadensis

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. ocidentalis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Coast Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana var. garryana

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana

Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

Common Spike-rush: Eleocharis palustris

* Cheat Grass: Bromus tectorum

One-spike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata ?

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

* Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii

* Sandberg's Bluegrass: Poa secunda ssp. secunda

Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum

Nevius' Onion: Allium nevii - In bud.

* Scilla-like Onion: Allium scilloides

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus - Leaves

Common Camas: Camassia quamash (ssp. breviflora ?) - Leaves.

* Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum - Still in bloom atop Bickleton Ridge.

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica

* Panicle Death Camas: Toxicoscordion paniculatum - Beginning to bloom.

* Grass Widows: Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum

Rein Orchid: Piperia sp.

Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sublineare or Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. douglasii

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum (var. proliferum ?)

Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

Erubescent Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra

* Dwarf Montia: Montia dichotoma

* Spring Water Chickweed: Montia fontana

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum - Beginning to bloom.

* Sagebrush Buttercup: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. ellipticus ?

Sagebrush Buttercup: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens

* Black-flowered Rockcress: Boechera atrorubens - Beginning to bloom.

* Secund Rockcress: Boechera retrofracta

* Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum - In bud.

Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera - Maturing pods.

* Daggerpods: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera

* Smooth Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabrum

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

* Tiny Swamp Saxifrage: Micranthes apetala

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia var. ?

Ocean Spray: Holodiscus discolor

Bittercherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata

* Yakima Milkvetch: Astragalus reventiformis

Prairie Lupine: Lupinus lepidus var. aridus

Spurred Lupine: Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus

* Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

* False-mermaid: Floerkea proserpinacoides

* Upland Yellow Violet: Viola praemorsa var. linguifolia

Yellow Montain Violet: Viola praemorsa var. praemorsa ?

* Sagebrush Violet: Viola trinervata

Snowbrush: Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus

Oregon Checker-mallow: Sidalcea oregana (var. procera ?)

Diamond Clarkia: Clarkia rhomboidea

Tall Annual Evening Primrose: Epilobium brachycarpum

* Canby's Desert Parsley: Lomatium canbyi

Fernleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum var. dissectum

* Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum - Cream-flowered form.

* Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Gray's Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium papilioniferum 

* Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi - bract-like stem leaf.

* Nine Leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium tridentatum var. triternatum

* Watson's Desert Parsley: Lomatium watsonii

Common Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Western Sweet-cicely: Osmorhiza occidentalis

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia gairdneri ssp. borealis

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

* Desert Shooting Star: Dodecatheon conjugens - Fading out of bloom.

* Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis var. humilior

* Tufted Phlox: Phlox caespitosa

* Dwarf Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus

* Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum

* Great Basin Nemophila: Nemophila breviflora

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. hastata

* Blue Scorpionweed: Myosotis stricta (M. micrantha)

* Slender Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys tenellus

Self-heal: Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris

Thompson's Paintbrush: Castilleja thompsonii - In bud.

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Gairdner's Penstemon: Penstemon gairdneri var. gairdneri

Cleavers: Galium aparine

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus

* White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

Harebell: Campanula sp.

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Spear-leaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

* Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

* Stoloniferous Everlasting: Antennaria flagellaris - Beginning to bloom and send out aerial stolons.

Woodrush Pussytoes: Antennaria luzuloides

* Heart-leaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

* Hooker's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hookeri

Silvercrown: Cacaliopsis nardosmia

Dustymaidens: Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii

Smooth Hawksbeard: Crepis capillaris ?

Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia

* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

Rubber Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa (var. speciosa ?)

Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis ?

Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum (var. integrifolium ?)

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides

* False Agoseris: Nothocalais troximoides

* Yellow Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltus

Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen at the Simcoe Mountains Unit of the Klickitat Wildlife Area:

Raven

Spotted Towhee

Western Tanager

Mountain Bluebirds

Casssin's Finches

Chipping Sparrows

Dark-eyed Juncos

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatches

White-breasted Nuthatches

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Western Fence Lizard

Painted Lady ?


Paul Slichter