[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge

February 15, 1998

 


Salt & Pepper Lomatium piperi at right.
Memaloose Overlook

1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglassii

2. Mouse-eared Chickweed: Cerastium vulgatum

3. Salt & Pepper or Piper's Desert Parsley: Lomatium piperi

4. Common Butterweed: Senecio vulgaris


Govenor Tom McCall Nature Preserve & Rowena Overlook:

1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglassii

2. Mouse-eared Chickweed: Cerastium vulgatum

3. Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

4. Rabbit's Foot Clover Trifolium arvense

5. Filaree Erodium cicutarium

6. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

7. Biscuit Root Lomatium macrocarpum

8. Salt & Pepper or Piper's Desert Parsley: Lomatium piperi

9. Oregon Sunshine Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium


The Dalles, OR

(basalt cliffs to the west of The Dalles on old gorge highway & about 1/2 mile south of the new gorge interpretive center)

1. Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

2. Smooth Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabra

3. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

4. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi


The Dallesport, WA and The Dalles Mt Road to the Dalles Mt. Ranch

Beware of the backroads in this area, which have very squishy, muddy shoulders at this time! Park with caution on the road shoulders!

1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglasii

2. Obscure Buttercup: Ranunculus reconditus A multitude of bloom from several hundred plants!

3. Biscuit Root Lomatium macrocarpum

4. Salt & Pepper or Piper's Desert Parsley: Lomatium piperi

5. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule


Catherine and Major Creeks (between Bingen, WA and Lyle, WA)

1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglasii

2. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis

3. Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii

4. Smooth Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabra

5. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia

6. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis

7. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

8. Salt & Pepper, Piper's Desert Parsley: Lomatium piperi

9. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule


Paul Slichter