[Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington: 2018]

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

Klickitat State Wildlife Recreation Area (from the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway)

March 31, 2018

Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum

A nice cluster of blooming glacier lilies as seen in the Klickitat Wildlife Recreation Area about one-quarter mile west of the Glenwood-Goldendale Highway........April 6, 2013.

Today the morning weather was in the upper 40s with light winds and mostly cloudy skies. The afternoon was mostly sunny with temps to the low 60s with light winds.

Note: Turkey hunting season begins in a week or so, so please take care when hiking or riding horseback in this area. If you are in a group, please talk so that hunters can hear you!

Horsehair Lichen: Bryoria sp. on ponderosa pine

Cowpie Lichen: Diploschistes muscorum

Antlered Perfume: Everneria prunastri

Powder-headed Tube Lichen: Hypogymnia tubulosa ? - on Oregon white oak

Brown-eyed Wolf Lichen: Letharia columbiana

Wolf Lichen: Letharia vulpina

Beard Lichen: Usnea sp.

Brown-eyed Sunshine Lichen: Vulpicida canadensis- on ponderosa pine and Oregon white oak

Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum pilferum

Fragile Fern: Cystopteris fragilis

Western Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana var. oregana

Poison Oak: Toxicodendron diversilobum

Elk Sedge: Carex geyeri

Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides

Blue Wildrye: Elymus glaucus

Prairie Junegrass: Koeleria macrantha

Bulbous Bluegrass: Poa bulbosa

Bluebunch Wheatgrass: Pseudoroegneria spicata

Sagebrush Mariposa: Calochortus macrocarpus ssp. macrocarpus - Curved basal leaves.

* Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum - Past it's peak bloom.

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Most plants fading out of bloom.

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

Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora

* Grass Widows: Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii - Fading out of bloom.

Striped Coralroot: Corallorhiza striata

Rein Orchid: Piperia (elegans or unalaschensis) - Basal leaves only.

Heartleaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

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

* Lineleaf Montia: Montia linearis

* Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum

Menzie's Catchfly: Silene menziesii

* Shining Chickweed: Stellaria nitens

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum - Leaves.

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum - Beginning to bloom.

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis

* Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium

* Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis repens - In bud.

* Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine nuttallii ssp. nuttallii

* Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii - Numerous.

* Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabrum (Synonym: Lithophragma bulbifera)

* Northwestern Saxifrage: Micranthes integrifolia var. integrifolia

Hood River Milkvetch: Astragalus hoodianus - In bud.

Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus - Leaves.

Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus - Velvety leaves.

Wyeth Lupine: Lupinus wyethii ? - In bud.

Oregon Checkermallow: Sidalcea oregana

Common St. John's Wort: Hypericum perforatum

Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus

Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

* Cutleaf Violet: Viola sheltonii

*Sagebrush Violet: Viola trinervata

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

* Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

* Klickitat Desert Parsley: Lomatium klickitatensis

* Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi

* Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

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

* Nineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum

Gairdner's Yampah: Perideridia montana

Kinnickinick: Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Creek Dogwood: Cornus sericea (var. ?)

Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum - Not in bloom yet.

Baker's Babystars: Leptosiphon bolanderi - In bud.

* Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

* Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa - Beginning to bloom.

Hesperochiron: Hesperochiron pumilus - Only leaves.

* Ballhead Desert Parsley: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii - Beginning to bloom.

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Great Hounds Tongue: Adelinia grande (Cynoglossum grande)

* Common Cryptanth: Cryptantha intermedia

Little Combseed: Pectocarya pusilla - In bud.

* Slender Popcornflower: Plagiobothrys tenellus

Self Heal: Prunella vulgaris

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

Cutleaf Penstemon: Penstemon richardsonii v. richardsonii

* Tonella: Tonella tenella

Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw: Galium aparine

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa

* Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana - Beginning to bloom.

Dustymaidens: Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii

* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri

Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltatus - In bud.


Animals Seen During This Hike:

Western Gray Squirrel

California Ground Squirrels

Mule Deer

Northern Flicker

Western Bluebirds

Dark-eyed Juncos

Song Sparrows

Pacific Tree Frog

Frogs croaking in sloughs near the Klickitat River

California Tortoiseshell

Julia's Orange Tips

Silvery Blues


Paul Slichter