Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 14, 2019

Oregon Wildflowers 5/13/19

Oregon Wildflowers has three new  reports

Dog Mountain 5/12/19 the balsamroot is blooming in the famous meadows below the summit. Although it looks good, it is not yet at its peak. Given the current wet weather spell, I am guessing that peak bloom will not occur for at least another week.

Saddle Mountain 5/13/19 Although it is still early in the season for Saddle Mountain, Sera Fae reports that the following wildflowers are blooming now: Western bluebells (Mertensia platyphylla), Baneberry (Actaea rubra), Pacific bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa), Star-flowered Solomon`s seal (Maianthemum stellatum), Western trillium (Trillium ovatum), Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis), Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum), Scouler`s valerian (Valeriana scouleri), Coltsfoot (Petasites frigidus), checker lily (Fritillaria affinis), wild strawberry (Fragaria sp.), pea-vine (Lathyrus sp.), Field chickweed (Cerastium arvense), Western Meadowrue (Thalictrum occidentale), Fringecup, monkeyflower, fairy lantern, redwood sorrel, Pink Fawn Lily (Erythronium revolutum), Cascade desert parsley (Lomatium martindalei), Harsh Paintbrush (Castilleja hispida), prairie smoke (Geum triflorum), Shooting stars, early blue violet (Viola adunca), Spreading phlox (Phlox diffusa), and Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia).

Silver Star Mountain 5/13/19 Although it is still early in the season for Silver Star Mountain, Kathy Dragich reports that the following are currently blooming: spreading phlox, red-flowering currant, Oregon iris, Pacific bleeding heart, Oregon anemone, camas, Smith`s fairy bells, Hooker`s fairy bells. Oregon fawn lilies, paintbrush, avalanche lilies, trillium, oaks toothwort, early blue violet, and Oregon grape.

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