[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge

May 9, 1998

Columbia Hills

A Native Plant Society of Oregon Field Trip.


1. Bicolored Harvest Lily: Brodiaea howellii A few still in bloom.

2. Western Solomon Plume: Smilacina racemosa

3. Striped Coral Root: Corallorhiza striata

4. Heart-leaf Buckwheat (both the yellow and white forms): Eriogonum compositum var. compositum In full, resplendant bloom!

5. Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. tenue- In full bloom.

6. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

7. Sickle-pod Rock Cress: Arabis sparsiflorus var. atrorubens

8. Douglas' Draba: Draba douglasii Going out of bloom.

9. Rough Wallflower: Erysimum asperum

10. Dagger Pod: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides Going out of bloom

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

12. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

13. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia

14. Hood River Milk-vetch: Astragalus hoodianus

15. Yakima Milk-vetch: Astragalus reventiformis

16. Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus var pauciflorus

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

18. Spurred Lupine: Lupinus laxiflorus

19. Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

20. Filaree: Erodium Cicutarium

21. Yellow Prairie Violet: Viola nuttallii (var. bakeri ?)

22. Fern-leaved Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum

23. Gray's Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi Very few in bloom.

24. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

25. Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum White flowered form. Going out of bloom.

26. Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule: Numerous bloom.

27. Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

28. Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa- A few in bloom.

29. Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii

30. Varied-leaf Phacelia: Phacelia heterophylla

31. Fiddleneck: Amsinckia species-

32. Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

33. Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispidus

34. Sticky-stem Penstemon: Penstemon glandulosus

35. Clustered Broomrape: Orobanche fasciculata

36. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

37. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

22. Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

29. Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

26. Heart-leaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

38. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea -Medium bloom.

24. Arrow-leaf Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza sagittata

30. Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia

25. Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis

23. Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium

28. False Agoseris: Microseris troximoides

21. Yellow Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. exaltus

27. Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Paul Slichter