Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 22, 2015

Oregon Wildflowers 5/22/15

Oregon Wildflowers reports

Phantom Bridge Trail Near Detroit – Perhaps a dozen wildflowers in bloom on this hike, elevation range of 4,000 to 4,570 feet, but especially hundreds of avalanche lilies. A profusion of red paintbrush in the last half mile approaching Phantom Bridge. A few of the many rhododendrons had buds, and a couple of bushes had started to bloom. Some past-their-peak trilliums and bleeding hearts.

Silver Falls State Park – Many flowers are blooming along the Canyon Trail, including false Solomon’s seal, star-flowered false Solomon’s seal, clasping twisted-stalk, Smith’s fairybells, inside-out flower, rosy plectritis, orange honeysuckle, Columbia windflower, small-flowered buttercup, small-flowered blue-eyed Mary, chickweed monkeyflower, thimbleberry, red columbine, wild ginger, baldhip rose, Scouler’s corydalis, and impressive displays of Columbian larkspur at Double Falls and Lower South Falls.


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