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Blooming now: Common Camas <I>(Camassia quamash)</I> especially along the paved loop, Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary <I>(Collinsia parviflora)</I>, Small-flowered Prairie Star <I>(Lithophragma parviflorum)</I>, Filaree <I>(Erodium cicutarium)</I>, Western Saxifrage <I>(Saxifraga occidentalis)</I>, Western Buttercup <I>(Ranunculus occidentalis)</I>, Upland Larkspur <I>(Delphinium nuttallianum)</I> in bloom on hillside below waterfall viewpoint and also next to upper trail (adjacent to creek), Poet's Shooting Stars <I>(Dodecatheon poeticum)</I>, Pungent Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium grayi)</I>, Piper's Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium piperi)</I>, Miner's Lettuce <I>(Claytonia perfoliata)</I> especially next to old corral, Rigid Fiddleneck <I>(Amsinckia retrorsa)</I>, and Dutchman's Breeches <I>(Dicentra cucullaria)</I> are still going strong in their favorite spot under the oaks near the creek along the upper trail. <P> Clasping Henbit <I>(Lamium amplexicaule)</I> is blooming among the rocks near the waterfall. Broad-leaf Stonecrop <I>(Sedum spathifolium)</I> is also visible on those rocks, though not yet blooming. <P> Meadow Death-Camas <I>(Zigadenus venenosus </I>var.<I> venenosus)</I> is starting to bloom in the rocky area adjacent to the parking area. False Agoseris <I>(Nothocalais troximoides)</I> is blooming to the left of the upper trail, just before descending to the creek. <P> Desert Shooting Stars <I>(Dodecatheon conjugens)</I> and Oaks Toothwort <I>(Cardamine pulcherrima)</I> are blooming in the forest above old corral. Rusty Popcorn Flower <I>(Plagiobothrys nothofulvus)</I> blooming beyond the power lines. Northwest Balsamroot <I>(Balsamorhiza deltoidea)</I> is blooming on the cliffs above the arch. Big-head Clover <I>(Trifolium macrocephalum)</I> is starting to bloom in valley below the power lines. Columbia Gorge Lupine <I>(Lupinus latifolius </I>var.<I> thompsonianus)</I>, and Chocolate Lilies <I>(Fritillaria lanceolata)</I> are very close to blooming in woods above the old corral. <P> Lots of <font color="red">Poison Oak</font> <I>(Toxicodendron diversilobum)</I>... stay on the trail!! <P> Several remaining Grass Widows <I>(Olsynium douglasii)</I> and Yellow Bells <I>(Fritillaria pudica)</I>, particularly near the creek along the north trail.

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