[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

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

April 4, 1998

 


upland larkspur (Delphinium nuttalianum)The photo at right shows the flowers of .
Tom McCall Nature Preserve

1. Pale-anther Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum var. pallidum

2. Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica -Almost bloomed out.

3. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglasii -Only several in bloom.

4. Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum -Many plants with flowers beginning to burst forth from bud.

5. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata (formerly Montia perfoliata) -Abundant.

6. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum -Moderate bloom.

7. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

8. Little Western Bitter Cress: Cardamine oligosperma -Abundant.

9. Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii -Abundant.

10. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora -Moderate bloom.

11. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia -Moderate bloom.

12. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

13. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum -Mostly bloomed out.

14. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi -Abundant.

15. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum -Few in bloom.

16. Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum -Yellow form.......Several in bloom.

17. Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule -Several in bloom.

18. Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum -Few in bloom.

19. Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum -Moderate bloom in wet areas.

20. Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis -Moderate bloom.

21. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea -Scattered, but numerous.

22. Big Root, Wild Cucumber: Marah oreganus -Abundant, but vines are very short.

23. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea -Medium bloom.

24. Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza careyana -Several planted at Tom McCall viewpoint.

25. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule _Moderate bloom.


Draw to the east of Rowena Overlook, on the old highway as it loops down to Mayer St. Park

1. Rough Wallflower: Erysimum asperum

2. Shining Oregon Grape: Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium

3. Merten's Saxifrage: Saxifraga mertensiana

4. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia

5. Columbia Gorge Broad-leaf Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus


Catherine Creek

1. Bicolored Harvest Lily: Brodiaea howellii -Several in bloom.

2. Common Camas: Camassia quamash Good bloom near road, sparse at higher altitudes.

3. Meadow Death-camas: Zigadenus venonosus var. venonosus -Abundant.

4. Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis -Moderate bloom.

5. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata (formerly Montia perfoliata) -Moderate bloom.

6. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum -Moderate bloom.

7. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis -Peak bloom.

8. American Winter Cress: Barbarea orthoceras -Several in bloom.

9. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora -Moderate bloom.

10. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia -Moderate bloom.

11. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis- Moderate bloom.

12. Bicolored Lupine: Lupinus bicolor

13. Columbia Gorge Broad-leaf Lupine: Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus -Several in bloom.

14. Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum -Several in bloom.

15. Sand Clover: Trifolium tridentatum -Several in bloom.

16. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium -Abundant.

17. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum -Mostly bloomed out.

18. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi -Abundant.

19. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum -Several in bloom.

20. Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule -Several in bloom.

21. Sierra Snake Root: Sanicula graveolens -Moderate bloom.

22. Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum -Peak bloom.

23. Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis -Several in bloom.

24. Great Hound's Tongue: Cynoglossum grande -Several in bloom.

25. Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora -Several in bloom.

26. Few-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia sparsiflora -Moderate bloom.

27. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora -Abundant.

28. Bedstraw: Galium aparine -Several in bloom.

29. Big Root/Wild Cucumber: Marah oreganus -Several in bloom.

30. Rosy Plectritis: Plectritus congesta -Several in bloom.

31. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea -Moderate bloom.

32. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule -Moderate bloom.

33. False Agoseris: Microseris troximoides -Good bloom.


Paul Slichter