Wildflower Report for Lyle Cherry Orchard

LocationLyle Cherry Orchard
ReporterGreg Lief
Web sitehttp://LiefPhotos.com
CommentsNeither the Panicled Death-Camas (Zigadenus paniculatus) nor Columbia Gorge Lupine (Lupinus latifolius var. thompsonianus) have started blooming yet. However, there are a fair number of flowers in bloom, including: Small-flowered Prairie Star (Lithophragma parviflorum), Smooth Prairie Star (Lithophragma glabra), Pungent Desert Parsley (Lomatium grayi), Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata), Rigid Fiddleneck (Amsinckia retrorsa), Ball-Head Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii), Midget Phlox (Microsteris gracilis), Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys sp.), Big Root (Marah oreganus), Naked Broomrape (Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea), Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora), Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis), and Upland Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum). Though well past peak, there were still patches of Grass Widows (Sisyrincium douglasii var. douglasii) and Glacier Lilies (Erythronium grandiflorum) blooming at higher elevations.

WARNING: As always there is an enormous amount of Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum) along the trail... watch your step! Also, I recommend a thorough tick check after your hike.


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