[2001 Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflowers in Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Memaloose Viewpoint

March 4, 2001


Wildflower bloom at Memaloose Viewpoint currently seems to be about a week or more later than last season.

* indicates the wildflower is blooming.

*1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglasii -Moderate bloom, probably peeking in about 7 days.

*2. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis -Not in bloom but flower heads extending & noticeable.

*3. Salt & Pepper or Piper's Desert Parsley: Lomatium piperi -Numerous bloom.

Animals Seen:

1. Raven

2. California Ground Squirrel

3. Western Gray Squirrel!

Paul Slichter