Wildflower Report for Memaloose Hills

LocationMemaloose Hills
Date04/05/2015
ReporterGreg Lief
E-mailoregonwildflowers@gmail.com
Web sitehttp://LiefPhotos.com
CommentsThe Northwestern Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea) is UBIQUITOUS, especially on the slopes of Chatfield Hill and Marsh Hill. That alone should be enough reason for you to visit in the very near future!

Also blooming are: profuse amounts of Large-flowered Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia grandiflora) and Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora), Naked Broomrape (Orobanche uniflora), Harsh Paintbrush (Castilleja hispida), Upland Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum), Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis), Smooth Prairie Star (Lithophragma glabra), Northwestern Saxifrage (Saxifraga integrifolia), Miners Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata), Manroot (Marah oreganus), Ball-Head Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii), American Vetch (Vicia americana), Barestem Desert Parsley (Lomatium nudicaule), Suksdorf's Desert Parsley (Lomatium suksdorfii), scattered Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon sp.), Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria affinis) especially as you descend toward the stream, Big-head clover (Trifolium macrocephalum), Bicolor Triteleia (Triteleia grandiflora var. howellii), and occasional Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) on Chatfield Hill.

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