Wildflowers in Bloom
Columbia River Gorge
Grass widows and gold stars along the eastern slopes above
Catherine Creek............March 10, 2001.
Wildflower bloom at Catherine Creek currently
seems to be about a week behind last season.
* indicates the wildflower is
March 10, 2001
Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglasii -Moderate bloom, probably
peeking in 7-10 days at the lower elevations.
Montia: Montia linearis - Many in bloom.
Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis -One
or two in bloom........numerous leaves.
Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii -Numerous.
Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabra -Numerous bloom (showy bloom along
old highway at Major Creek).
Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia -Not in bloom
but flower heads extending & noticeable.
Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis -Beginning bloom.
Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum -Numerous plants, mostly flowers
with leaves just beginning to poke out.
Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi -Only in bloom at the base of the
cliffs at the western edge of Catherine Creek.
11. Poet's Shooting
Star: Dodecatheon poeticum -Leaves developing with a few flowers
Stars: Crocidium multicaule -Sparse bloom.
The leaves of the following plants are
well developed. No flowers have appeared yet:
12. Meadow Death-camas:
Zigadenus venonosus var. venonosus -A few plants 3-4 inches high in the
field above the parking lot.
13. Candy Flower:
Claytonia (Montia) sibirica -Many plants at the corral.
14. Bitter Root:
Lewisia rediviva -Many plants, some nibbled by deer. Should be an excellent
bloom in May.
15. Upland Larkspur:
Delphinium nuttallianum -A few well-developed plants seen near the creek.
(Meadow) Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata -Many with well developed
leaves near the power lines.
17. False Agoseris:
Microseris troximoides -A few plants seen.
1. 2 western meadowlarks
2. 4 western bluebirds