[2001 Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflowers in Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge

Crest of the Columbia Hills via the Dalles Mt. Rd.

Reached via SR 14 several miles east of Dallesport, WA

April 22, 2001

Mid-elevation view of balsamroot and Broad-leaf Lupine along the Dalles Mt. Rd.............April 22, 2001.

Yakima Milk-vetch Astragalus reventiformis from mid-elevation along the Dalles Mt. Rd..............April 22, 2001.

* Indicates the wildflower is blooming.

*1. Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica (A few flowers nearing the end of bloom.)

*2. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium inflatum

3. Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. tenue (bright red color forming on the flower buds!)

*4. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia (Montia) perfoliata (The species with the spatulate basal leaves is reperesented here.)

*5. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

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

*7. Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera

*8. Daggerpod: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides (new photo)

*9. Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera

*10. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia (Nearly bloomed out.)

*11. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

*12. Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

*13. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

*14. Biscuit Root: Lomatium macrocarpum (both white- and yellow- flowered forms).

*15. Salt & Pepper: Lomatium piperi / gormani (Only a few left in bloom.)

*16. Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

*17. Hood's Phlox: Phlox hoodii

*18. Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa (Just beginning bloom.) (new photo)

*19. Fiddleneck: Amsinckia species

*20. Slender Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys tenellus

*21. Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

*22. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

*23. Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

*24. Arrow-leaf Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza sagittata

*25. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

*26. False Agoseris: Microseris troximoides

The higher slopes along the Dalles Mt. Rd............April 22, 2001.

Paul Slichter