Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 8, 2019

Oregon Wildflower Updates 4/7/19

Oregon Wildflowers four new wildflower reports

Limpy Creek Botanical Trail the following are blooming along the Limpy Creek Botanical Trail in SW Oregon: Lady Slipper (Cypripedium fasiculatum), Henderson`s fawn lily (Erythronium hendersonii) and Oregon fawn lily (Erythronium oregonum).

Lower Table Rock although not much is blooming yet on top of the rock, there are a number of varieties blooming on the way up, including Henderson`s fawn lily, prairie star, larkspur, Pacific bleeding heart, shooting stars, and more.

Mosier Plateau the following are now blooming at Mosier Plateau: Columbia Desert Parsley (Lomatium columbianum), Grass Widow (Olsynium douglasii), Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum), Yellow Bells (Fritillaria pudica), Western Saxifrage (Saxifraga occidentalis), Gold Stars (Crocidium multicaule), and Klickitat Desert Parsley (Lomatium klickitensis). The Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea) has started as well, though it is mostly still in bud.

Upper Table Rock In bloom: Lomatium utriculatum, Lasthenia californica, Erythronium hendersonii (very abundant, just past peak), Plagiobothrys sp, Dichelostemma capitatum, Delphinium sp., Ceanothus cuneatus, Arctostaphylos viscida, Cynoglossum grande, tall Ranunculus sp with red veins on underside of petals. Camas inflors were forming and located at the base of the plant. The manzanita and buckbrush gave the air a sweet, spring-time smell.

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