[Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Reports]

Currently Blooming Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge

March 1, 1998

 


The photo at right shows salt & pepper: Lomatium piperi .
Memaloose Overlook

1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglassii

2. Common Chickweed: Stellaria media

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

4. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

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

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

7. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

8. Common Butterweed: Senecio vulgaris


The Twin Tunnels, East Approach from Mosier, OR:

1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglassii

2. Common Chickweed: Stellaria media

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

4. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis

5. Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

6. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum

7. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi

8. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule


Hood River Mountain Meadows

(Plants listed as seen from the bottom of the road to the top)

1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglassii

2. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule

3. Salt & Pepper or Piper's Desert Parsley: Lomatium piperi (The only wildflower currently bloom in the meadows at the top, amongst small piles of snow!)

4. Smooth Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabra

5. Western Bitter Cress Cardamine oligosperma

6. Red-dead nettle: Lamium purpureum

7. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis


Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, Bridal Veil to Ainsworth State Park

1. Red Alder: Alnus rubra

2. Willow (large tree): Salix species

3. Sweet Rocket: Hesperis matronalis

4. Osoberry: Oemlaria cerasiformis

5. Periwinkle: Vinca major

6. Columbia Kittentails: Synthyris stellata

7. Sweet Colt's Foot: Petasites frigidus


Paul Slichter