Wildflower Report for Catherine Creek

LocationCatherine Creek
Date03/19/2016
ReporterGreg Lief
E-mailoregonwildflowers@gmail.com
Website/Photoshttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.447572508771742&type=1
Comments(This report is for the Arch Loop.)

The predominant flower is now Northwestern saxifrage (Saxifraga integrifolia), along with plenty of Gold star (Crocidium multicaule), Yellow Bell (Fritillaria pudica), Pungent Desert Parsley (Lomatium grayii), Piper`s Desert Parsley (Lomatium piperi), Smooth prairie star (Lithophragma glabrum), Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis), small-flowered blue-eyed Mary (Collins parviflora), and Western Saxifrage (Saxifraga occidentalis).

Blooming above the arch: Gold star (Crocidium multicaule), many Yellow Bells (Fritillaria pudica), Columbia desert parsley (Lomatium columbianum), Smooth prairie star (Lithophragma glabrum); small-flowered blue-eyed Mary (Collins parviflora), tiny Chickweed Monkeyflower (Mimulus alsinoides), Annual Agoseris (Agoseris heterophylla var. heterophylla), and Poet`s Shooting Star (Dodecatheon poeticum) in wetter areas. The Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is just starting to open... soon it will carpet the meadows. Also blooming were a few Menzie`s Larkspur (Delphinium menziesii), Rigid Fiddleneck (Amsinckia retrorsa), Tarweed Fiddleneck (Amsinckia lycopsoides), Naked Broomrape (Orobanche uniflora), and Weak-stem cryptantha (Cryptantha flaccida). I also saw a few Common Camas (Camassia quamash) plants, though none were blooming yet.

Though they are past peak, there are still a number of grass widows (Olsynium douglasii) at higher elevations.

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Catherine Creek
03/19/2016
Website/Photos
(This report is for the Arch Loop.)

The predominant flower is now Northwestern saxifrage (Saxifraga integrifolia), along with plenty of Gold star (Crocidium multicaule), Yellow Bell (Fritillaria pudica), Pungent Desert Parsley (Lomatium grayii), Piper`s Desert Parsley (Lomatium piperi), Smooth prairie star (Lithophragma glabrum), Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis), small-flowered blue-eyed Mary (Collins parviflora), and Western Saxifrage (Saxifraga occidentalis).

Blooming above the arch: Gold star (Crocidium multicaule), many Yellow Bells (Fritillaria pudica), Columbia desert parsley (Lomatium columbianum), Smooth prairie star (Lithophragma glabrum); small-flowered blue-eyed Mary (Collins parviflora), tiny Chickweed Monkeyflower (Mimulus alsinoides), Annual Agoseris (Agoseris heterophylla var. heterophylla), and Poet`s Shooting Star (Dodecatheon poeticum) in wetter areas. The Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is just starting to open... soon it will carpet the meadows. Also blooming were a few Menzie`s Larkspur (Delphinium menziesii), Rigid Fiddleneck (Amsinckia retrorsa), Tarweed Fiddleneck (Amsinckia lycopsoides), Naked Broomrape (Orobanche uniflora), and Weak-stem cryptantha (Cryptantha flaccida). I also saw a few Common Camas (Camassia quamash) plants, though none were blooming yet.

Though they are past peak, there are still a number of grass widows (Olsynium douglasii) at higher elevations.


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