[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge

Catherine Creek

April 27, 1997

Barrett's Penstemon

Photo at right of Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria lanceolata).

1. Bicolored Harvest Lily: Brodiaea howellii

2. Common Camas: Camassia quamash

3. Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria lanceolata

4. Meadow Death-camas: Zigadenus venonosus var. venonosus

5. Bitter Root: Lewisia rediviva

6. Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis

7. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonica perfoliata (formerly Montia perfoliata)

8. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

9. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

10. American Winter Cress: Barbarea orthoceras

11. Shepherd's Purse: Capsella bursa

12. Rough Wallflower: Erysimum asperum

13. Bulblet Prairie Star: Lithophragma bulbifera

14. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

15. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis- Mostly out of bloom.

16. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia

17. Bicolored Lupine: Lupinus bicolor

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

19. Hop Clover: Trifolium dubium

20. Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

21. Sand Clover: Trifolium wildenovii ?

22. Few-flower Clover: Trifolium oliganthum ?

23. American Vetch: Vicia americana var. truncata

24. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

25. Cut-leaf Violet: Viola sheltonii

26. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

27. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

28. Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

29. Sierra Snake Root: Sanicula graveolens

30. Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum

31. Baby Stars: Linanthus bicolor

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

33. Great Hound's Tongue: Cynoglossum grande

34. Fragrant Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys figuratus

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

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

37. Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

38. Barrett's Penstemon: Penstemon barrettiae

39. Small-flowered Tonella: Tonella tenella

40. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora

41. Bedstraw: Galium aparine

42. Big Root/Wild Cucumber: Marah oreganus

43. Rosy Plectritis: Plectritus congesta

44. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea

45. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

46. Lindley's Annual Microseris: Microseris lindleyi

47. Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile


Photo at right of Heart-leaf Buckwheat (Eriogonum compositum var. compositum).
The Dalles Mountain Road, north of the Dallesport, WA.

1. Bicolored Cluster Lily: Brodiaea howellii

2. Panicled Death-camas: Zigadenus paniculatus

3. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. inflatum- very few left in bloom at top.

4. Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

5. Heart-leaf Buckwheat (white form): Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

6. Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. tenue- A few are just starting to bloom.

7. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

8. Dagger Pod: Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides- Full bloom!

9. Thick-leaf Thelypody: Thelypodium laciniatum var. laciniatum

10. Fringe Pod: Thysanocarpus curvipes- Pods only.

11.Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis- very few left in bloom.

12. Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata

13. Hood River Milk-vetch: Astragalus hoodianus

14. Woolly-pod Milk-vetch: Astragalus purshii- Wooly seed heads only.

15. Yakima Milk-vetch: Astragalus reventiformis

16. Bicolored Lupine: Lupinus bicolor

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

18. Whitish Lupine: Lupinus leucopsis var. bingensis

19. Big-head Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum- Seed heads only.

20. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

21. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

22. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

23. Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum- A few still blooming on top.

24. Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

25. Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum

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

27. Spreading Phlox: Phlox diffusa- Full bloom!

28. Showy Phlox: Phlox speciosa- Full bloom!

29. Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

30. Common Cryptantha: Cryptantha intermedia

31. Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

32. Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

33. Big Root: Marah oreganus

34. Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

35. Low Pussytoes: Antennaria dimorpha

36. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

37. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea- A choice year for balsamroot bloom!

38. False Agoseris: Microseris troximoides


Animals Seen at the Dalles Mountain:

1. California Ground Squirrel

2. Black-bille Magpie

3. Western Meadowlark

4. Starlings

5. Brewer's Blackbird

6. Harrier

7. Horned Lark

8. Red-tailed Hawk

9. Yellow-rumped Warblers


Paul Slichter