[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers on the high elevation slopes of the east bank of the Deschutes River

Access via the first signed public access approximately 2.4 miles south of the end of the pavement on Gordon Ridge Rd.. Please respect signed (No Trespassing) property around this public property!

(Elevation of approximately 2200 feet)

April 23, 2000

View from Gordon Ridge down to the Deschutes River.

Plants with an asterisk (*) in front of them are currently in bloom.

1. Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

2. Fringe Pod: Thysanocarpus curvipes

*3. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

*4. Wax Currant: Ribes cereum

*5. Howell's Milk-vetch: Astragalus howellii

6. Woolly-pod Milk-vetch: Astragalus purshii

*7. Yakima Milk-vetch: Astragalus reventifomis

*8. Spurred Lupine: Lupinus laxiflorus

*9. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

*10. Gray-leaf Desert Parsley, Biscuit Root: Lomatium macrocarpum (yellow-flowered form)

*11. Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

12. Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi seeds only

*13. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

14. Long-leaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia

15. Silver-leaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata

*16. Fiddleneck: Amsinckia species

*17. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

19. Yarrow: Achillea millefolium Almost in bloom.

20. Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata

21. Rigid Sagebrush: Artemisia (rigida or triparta?)

*22. Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana (multiple flower heads per stem)

23. Tumble Knapweed: Centaurea diffusa A few plants near the road.

24. Yellow Desert Daisy: Erigeron linearis ? Flower buds but not in bloom yet.

Paul Slichter