[Eastern Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge

Catherine Creek

April 16, 2000


1. Oregon Ash: Fraxinus latifolia

2. Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

3. Bicolored Harvest Lily: Brodiaea howellii

4. Common Camas: Camassia quamash

5. Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria lanceolata

6. Panicled Death-camas: Zigadenus paniculatus

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

8. Bitter Root: Lewisia rediviva

9. Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis

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

11. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

12. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

13. Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium

14. American Winter Cress: Barbarea orthoceras

15. Western Bittercress: Cardamine occidentalis

16. Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima

17. Fringe Pod: Thysanocarpus curvipes

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

19. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia

20. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

21. Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia

22. Pea: Lathyrus species

23. Bicolored Lupine: Lupinus bicolor

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

25. Bighead Clover: Trifolium macrocephalum

26. Sand Clover: Trifolium wildenovii ?

27. Few-flower Clover: Trifolium oliganthum ?

28. Common Vetch: Vicia sativa

29. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

30. Cut-leaf Violet: Viola sheltonii

31. Slender-fruited Desert Parsley: Lomatium leptocarpum

32. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

33. Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum (yellow flowered form)

34. Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

35. Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum

36. Sierra Snake Root: Sanicula graveolens

37. Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum

38. Baby Stars: Linanthus bicolor

39. Midget Phlox: Microsteris gracilis

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

41. Wood's Nemophila: Nemophila parviflora

42. Great Hound's Tongue: Cynoglossum grande

43. Fiddleneck: Amsinckia species

44. Fragrant Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys figuratus

45. Common Dead Nettle: Lamium amplexicaule

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

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

48. Chickweed Monkey Flower: Mimulus alsinoides

49. Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

50. Narrow-leaf Owl-clover: Orthocarpus attenuatus

51. Dwarf Owl-clover: Orthocarpus pusillus

52. Small-flowered Tonella: Tonella tenella

53. Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora

54. Big Root/Wild Cucumber: Marah oreganus

55. Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta

56. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

57. Bedstraw Galium aparine

58. Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamhoriza deltoidea

59. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

60. False Agoseris: Agoseris troximoides

61. White Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. ochroleucus

62. Dandylion: Taraxacum officinale


Animals Seen:

1. 2 Killdeer

2. Swallowtail Butterflies

3. Swallows

4. Yellow-rumped Warblers

5. Lewis' Woodpeckers

6. Turkey Vultures

7. Western Meadowlark

8. 2 Cassins Finch

9. Dark-eyed Juncos

10. Alligator Lizard

11. American Robin


Paul Slichter