[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge

April 18, 1998

 


The photo at right shows panicled death-camas (Zigadenus paniculatus) as seen at Horsethief Butte.
Intersection of WA Highway 14 and The Dalles Mt Rd.

1. Bicolored Cluster Lily: Brodiaea howellii

2. Panicled Death-camas: Zigadenus paniculatus

3. Fringe Pod: Thysanocarpus curvipes- Not in bloom, but lots of ripe seed pods.

4. Hood River Milk-vetch: Astragalus hoodianus

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

6. Small-flowered Lupine: Lupinus micranthus

7. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

8. Fern-leaved Desert Parsley Lomatium dissectum

9. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomaitum grayi

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

11. Fiddleneck: Amsinckia species- Abundant along the road at lower elevations.

12. Narrow-leaf Owl-clover: Orthocarpus attenuatus

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

14. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

15. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea -Medium bloom.


Columbia River Shore near the Avery Boat Ramp

1. Bicolored Cluster Lily: Brodiaea howellii

2. Pale Bastard Toad-flax: Comandra umbellata var. pallida

3. Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum -Yellow flowered form.

4. Veiny Dock: Rumex venosus

5. Antelope Bitterbrush: Purshia tridentata An excellent year of bloom for bitterbrush.......Every square inch covered with yellowish blossoms!

6. The Dalles Milk-vetch: Astragalus sclerocarpus

7. Prickly-pear Cactus: Opuntia polycantha Not in bloom but buds visible.

8. Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

9. Long-leaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia

10. Weak-stemmed Cryptantha: Cryptantha flaccida

11. Sand-dune Penstemon: Penstemon acuminatus Blue buds apparent.

12. Clustered Broomrape: Orobanche fasciculata

13. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea -Medium bloom.

14. Thread-leaf Fleabane: Erigeron filifolius

15. Lindley's Annual Microseris: Microseris lindleyi ?


Paul Slichter