Wildflower Report for Dog Mountain

LocationDog Mountain
ReporterGreg Lief
Web sitehttp://LiefPhotos.com
CommentsThe famed balsamroot display in the summit meadows is still a week or two away from peak bloom, but it looks a lot better than it did last year.

Flowers currently blooming at lower elevations (mostly in forested areas) include: Fork-Toothed Ookow (Dichelostemma congestum), Small-Flowered Blue-Eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora), Nine-leaf Desert Parsley (Lomatium triternatum var. triternatum), Slender Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys tenellus), White Western Groundsel (Senecio integerrimus var. ochroleucus), Broad-Leaf Star Flower (Trientalis latifolia), Spotted Coral Root (Corallorhiza maculata), Inside-Out Flower (Vancouveria hexandra), Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), patches of Columbia Gorge Lupine (Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus), Hooker's Fairybell (Disporum hookeri), Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana), Threadleaf Phacelia (Phacelia linearis), Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia), Candyflower (Claytonia sibirica), Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata), Star-Flowered Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum stellatum), Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum), Fairyslipper (Calypso bulbosa), Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria lanceolata), Ball-Head Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum capitatum var thompsonii), Chickweed Monkey Flower (Mimulus alsinoides), Broad-leaf Stonecrop (Sedum spathulifolium), Red-flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum), and Columbia Windflower (Anemone deltoidea).

Flowers blooming in the meadows: Northwest Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea), Rosy Plectritis (Plectritis congesta), Harsh Paintbrush (Castilleja hispida), Spring Gold (Lomatium utriculatum), Columbia Gorge Lupine (Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus). Upland Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum), Spring Gold (Lomatium utriculatum), Midget Phlox (Phlox gracilis), Small-Flowered Blue-Eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora), Catchfly (Silene sp.), Naked Broomrape (Orobanche uniflora), Prairie Star (Lithophragma parviflorus), Spreading Phlox (Phlox diffusa), more Desert Parsley and Wild Strawberry, and Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis).


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