[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers at Philippi Canyon

Access via exit off Interstate 84 at Philippi Canyon Rd. Proceed up road approximately 0.9 miles from freeway exit. Area reviewed is on the east side of the road and includes a draw and hillside.

April 23, 2000

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

*1. Bicolored Cluster Lily: Brodiaea howellii

2. Stinging Nettles: Urtica dioica

3. Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

4. Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia (Montia) perfoliata

*5. Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflora

6. Saxifrage: Saxifraga species (integrifolia or occidentalis) Long past bloom

*7. Wax (Squaw) Currant: Ribes cereum

8. Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

*9. Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus

*10. Lupine: Lupinus sulphureus var. subsaccatus

11. Lance-leaf Scurf-pea: Psoralea lanceolata

12. Poison Oak: Rhus radicans

*13. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

*14. Chervil: Anthriscus scandicina

*15. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

*16. Long-leaf Phlox: Phlox longifolia

*17. Fiddleneck: Amsinckia species

*18. White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

*19. Yarrow: Achillea millefolium Almost in bloom.

20. Big Sagebrush: Artemisia tridentata

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

22. Match Brush: Gutierrezia sarothrae

Paul Slichter