[Eastern Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers along Blalock Canyon Road

Access via exit off Interstate 84 at Blalock (Exit 129). Drive south on Blalock Canyon Road. Site is adjacent to a large wooden gate with the sign Cedar Springs on the east side of the gravel road approximately 13 miles south of Interstate 84 (as measured from Exit 123) and several miles north of Cedar Springs Road.

April 23, 2000

Prairie lupine from the intersection of Blalock Canyon Road and Cedar Springs Road (Gilliam County, OR)...........April 23, 2000.

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

*1. Bicolored Cluster Lily: Brodieaea howellii

2. Fringepod: Thysanocarpus curvipes

*3. Prairie Lupine: Lupinus lepidus var. aridus

*4. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

*5. Gray-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium macrocarpum

*6. Nine-leaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum

*7. Long-leaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia

*8. Fiddleneck: Amsinckia species

9. Rigid Sagebrush: Artemisia rigida

10. Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata

11. Wavy-leaf Thistle: Cirsium undulatum

12. Match Brush: Gutierrezia sarothrae

Paul Slichter