[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

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

April 5, 1997

 


Grasswidows: Olsynium douglasii var. douglasiiGrass widows at right.
Memaloose Overlook on the Old Columbia River Highway

1. Grass Widow: Olsynium douglasii var. douglassii

2. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

3. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata (formerly Montia perfoliata)

4. Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium

5. Western Bittercress: Cardamine oligosperma

6. Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna

7. Smooth Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabra

8. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis

9. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

10. Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum

11. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

12. Midget Phlox: Phlox gracilis (formerly Microsteris gracilis)

13. Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

14. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea

15. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

Animals Seen:

1. Turkey Vultures

2. Robins

3. Northern flicker

4. Mourning Cloak butterfly

6. medium sized, white butterfly with orange wing tips


Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria affinis
Photo at right of Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria lanceolata).

Govenor Tom McCall Nature Preserve & Rowena Overlook:

1. Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

2. Pale-anthered Glacier Lily: Erythronium grandiflorum var. pallidum

3. Yellow Bells Fritillaria pudica

4. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglassii

5. Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis

6. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

7. Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima

8. Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera Seed pods only.

9. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis

10. Merten's Saxifrage: Saxifraga mertensiana

11. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia

12. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

13. Fern-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum var. dissectum

14. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

15. Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum

16. Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum

17. Few-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia sparsiflora

18. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea

Animals Seen:

1. Horned Lark

2. Western Meadowlark

3. Red-tailed Hawk

4. Red-winged Blackbird (about 1 dozen)

5. Steller's Jay

6. California Ground Squirrel


Biggs, OR (vicinity on both sides of the Columbia River)

1. Bicolored Cluster Lily: Brodiaea howellii

2. Veiny Dock: Rumex venosus

3. Golden Currant: Ribes aureum

4. Bitter Brush: Purshia tridentata

5. Woolly-pod Milk-vetch: Astragalus purshii

6. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

7. Sticky Shooting Star: Dodecatheon cusickii

8. Long-leaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia

9. Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

10. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

11. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea


Photo at right of Poet's Shooting Star (Dodecatheon poeticum).
The Dalles Mountain Road, north of the Dallesport, WA.

1. Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

2. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. inflatum

3. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

4. The Dalles Mountain Buttercup: Ranunculus reconditus

5. Dagger Pod: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides

6. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis

7. Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata

8. Woolly-pod Milk-vetch: Astragalus purshii

9. Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

10. Canby's Desert Parsley: Lomatium canbyi

11. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

12. Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

13. Salt & Pepper or Piper's Desert Parsley: Lomatium piperi

14. Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum

15. Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum

16. Midget Phlox: Phlox gracilis (formerly Microsteris gracilis)

17. Spreading Phlox: Phlox diffusa

18. Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa

19. Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum

20. Big Root: Marah oreganus

21. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea

22. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

Animals Seen at the Dalles Mountain:

1. California Ground Squirrel

2. Black-bille Magpie

3. Western Meadowlark

4. Starlings

5. American Robin (numerous)

6. Western Bluebird


Paul Slichter