[Wildflower Bloom in the Siskiyou Region of Southwestern Oregon: 2012]

Wildflower Bloom in the Siskiyou Region of Southwestern Oregon

Onion Camp to Whetstone Butte

Siskiyou National Forest

July 15, 2012

Whetstone Butte, Siskiyou National Forest.........July 15, 2012.

A view across the Biscuit Fire towards Whetstone Butte (at right), Siskiyou National Forest................July 15, 2012.

* indicates the plant is currently in bloom

Indian's Dream: Aspidotis densa

Lace Lip Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima

Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum ssp. pubescens

Box-leaf Silk-tassel: Garrya buxifolia

Golden Chinquapin: Castanopsis chrysophylla (var. ?)

Shrubby Tanoak: Notholithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides - Floral buds forming.

Common Juniper: Juniperus communis

Knobcone Pine: Pinus attenuata

Jeffrey Pine: Pinus jeffreyi

Canyon Live Oak: Quercus chrysolepis

* Woodrush: Luzula sp. ?

* Lemmon's Needlegrass: Achnatherum lemmonii ssp. lemmonii

One-spike Oatgrass: Danthonia unispicata

* Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (ssp. ?)

* California Fescue: Festuca californica

* Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

* Sickleleaf Onion: Allium falcifolium - Mostly past bloom.

Siskiyou Fritillaria: Fritillaria glauca - Pods.

* Bolander's Lily: Lilium bolanderi

False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum racemosusm ssp. amplexicaule - Past bloom.

Beargrass: Xerophyllum tenax - Past bloom.

Meadow Deathcamas: Zigadenus venenosus - Pods maturing.

Siskiyou Iris: Iris bracteata - Past bloom.

* Green-flowered Rein Orchid: Piperia elongata or Alaska Rein Orchid: Piperia unalascensis ?

* Northern Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum - Cream-flowered form.

* Bare-stemmed Buckwheat: Eriogonum nudum var. nudum

* American Valley Sulphur Flower: Eriogonum umbellatum (var. ?) - See photo at top of page. I'd appreciate identification to the variety level if someone recognizes that!

* Spurry Knotweed: Polygonum spergulariaeforme ?

Siskiyou Lewisia: Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon- Past bloom.

Quill-leaved Lewisia: Lewisia leana - Past bloom.

* Brittle Sandwort: Minuartia nuttallii ssp. gregaria

* Gray's Campion: Silene grayi

Cascade Oregon Grape: Berberis nervosa

Creeping Oregon Grape: Berberis pumila - Berries forming.

Koehler's Rockcress: Arabis koehleri ?

* Mountain Jewel Flower: Streptanthus tortuosus ?

Siskiyou Pennycress: Thlaspi montanum - Past bloom.

* Roseflower Stonecrop: Sedum laxum ssp laxum

* Whipple Vine: Whipplea modesta

* Strawberry Saxifrage: Saxifragopsis fragarioides

Shinyleaf Gooseberry: Ribes cruentum ?

Pacific Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia (var. semiintegrifolia ?) - Berries forming.

Rocky Mountain Sticky Cinquefoil: Drymocallis pseudorupestris var. saxicola (Potentilla glandulosa ssp. pseudorupestris) - In bud.

* Big Deervetch: Lotus crassifolius var. crassifolius

* White-leaved Lupine: Lupinus albifrons - Mostly past bloom.

* Slender Golden Pea: Thermopsis gracilis

* Buckbrush: Ceanothus cuneatus - Fading out of bloom.

* Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus - Fading out of bloom.

Siskiyou Mat: Ceanothus pumilus

* California Fuschia: Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium (Zauschneria californica ssp. latifolia )

* Biscuitroot: Lomatium macrocarpum - Mostly past bloom.

Barestem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Yampah: Perideridia sp.

Pinemat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Greenleaf Manzanita: Arctostaphylos patula

Sticky white-leaved Manzanita: Arctostaphylos viscida

* Pipsissewa: Chimaphila umbellata

* Whitevein Pyrola: Pyrola picta

Red Huckleberry: Vaccinium parvifolium - Berries forming.

* Spreading Dogbane: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. pumilum

* Western Starflower: Trientalis latifolia - Fading out of bloom.

* Alva Day's Gilia: Navarretia sinistra ssp. sinistra

* Compact Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. compacta

* Applegate's Paintbrush: Castilleja applegatei var. pinetorum

* Rattan's Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia rattanii ?

* Siskiyou Beardtongue: Penstemon anguineus

* Roezl's Penstemon: Penstemon roezlii

* Cliff Penstemon: Penstemon rupicola - Fading out of bloom.

Ground Cone: Boschniakia strobilacea - Past bloom.

* Clustered Broomrape: Orobanche fasciculata - Observed in association with Chaenactis douglasii.

* Siskiyou Bedstraw: Galium ambiguum var. siskiyouense

Blue Elderberry: Sambucus cerulea

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

* Woodland Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

* Silvery Pussytoes: Antennaria argentea

Shrubby Everlasting: Antennaria suffrutescens - Past bloom.

* Rayless Arnica: Arnica discoidea ?

* Dusty Maidens: Chaenactis douglasii (var. douglasii ?)

* Gray Hawksbeard: Crepis intermedia

Showy Rubber Rabbitbrush: Ericameria nauseosa (var. speciosa ?)

* Waldo Fleabane: Erigeron bloomeri var. nudatus

* Klamath Daisy: Erigeron breweri var. klamathensis

* Leafy Fleabane: Erigeron foliosus var. confinis

Yarrow-leaved Eriophyllum: Eriophyllum lanatum (var. achillioides ?)

* White-flowered Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum - Beginning to bloom.

* Bolander's Hawksbeard: Hieracium bolanderi ?

* Greene's Hawkweed: Hieracium greenei ?

* Silverback Luina: Luina hypoleuca

* Siskiyou Mountains Ragwort: Packera macounii


Wildflowers Seen Along Siskiyou National Forest Road 4201 and along Josephine County Road 5240:

* Dagger-leaf Rush: Juncus ensifolius

* Western Rush: Juncus occidentalis ?

* Awl-fruit Sedge: Carex stipata

Torrey Maple: Acer glabrum (var. torreyi ?)

*Shrubby Tanoak: Notholithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides

Knobcone Pine: Pinus attenuata

* Bolander's Lily: Lilium bolanderi

* Washington Lily: Lilium washingtonianum

* Pussypaws: Calyptridium umbellatum

Marbled Wild Ginger: Asarum marmoratum ?

* Mountain Jewel Flower: Streptanthus tortuosus ?

* Small-flowered Alumroot: Heuchera micrantha

* Bog Deervetch: Lotus pinnatus

Tracy's Lupine: Lupinus tracyi - Past bloom.

* Waldo Gentian: Gentiana setigera

* Varied-leaf Collomia: Collomia heterophylla

* Yerba Santa: Eriodictyon californicum

* Rattan's Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia rattanii ?

* Scarlet Monkeyflower: Mimulus cardinalis

* Snowy Thistle: Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum

* Klamath Daisy: Erigeron breweri var. klamathensis

* Leafy Fleabane: Erigeron foliosus var. confinis ?


Animals Seen:

Spotted Towhees

Mountain Bluebirds

Western Bluebirds

House Wren

Elegant Day Moth

Monarch Butterflies

Anise Swallowtails

Pale Tiger Swallowtails

California Ladies

Monarchs

Fritillaries

Checkerspots

Whites

Blues


Paul Slichter