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The balsamroot/lupine display should be at its peak during the next two weeks! <P> Currently blooming: Arrow-leaf Balsamroot <I>(Balsamhoriza sagittata)</I>, Columbia Gorge Lupine <I>(Lupinus latifolius </I>var.<I> thompsonianus)</I>, Small-flowered Lupine <I>(Lupinus micranthus)</I>, Stony Ground Lupine <I>(Lupinus saxosus)</I>, Filaree* <I>(Erodium cicutarium)</I>, False Agoseris <I>(Nothocalais troximoides)</I>, Rigid Fiddleneck <I>(Amsinckia retrorsa)</I>, Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary <I>(Collinsia parviflora)</I>, Woolly-pod Milk-vetch <I>(Astragalus purshii)</I> (very nice patch next to the gate!), Yakima Milk-vetch <I>(Astragalus reventiformis)</I> Small-flowered Prairie Star <I>(Lithophragma parviflorum)</I>, Smooth Prairie Star <I>Lithophragma glabra)</I>, Bulblet Prairie Star <I>(Lithophragma bulbifera)</I>, Western Buttercup <I>(Ranunculus occidentalis)</I>, Poet's Shooting Star <I>(Dodecatheon poeticum)</I>, Pungent Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium grayi)</I>, Bare-stem Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium nudicaule)</I>, Watson's Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium watsonii)</I>, Slender-fruited Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium tridentatum </I>var. <I>triternatum)</I>, Slender Popcorn Flower <I>(Plagiobothrys tenellus)</I>, Spring Whitlow-grass <I>(Draba verna)</I>, Baby Star <I>(Linanthus bicolor)</I>, and White Plectritis <I>(Plectritis macrocera)</I>. <P> As you climb higher along The Dalles Mountain Road, the following species are in bloom: Bicolored Cluster Lily <I>(Brodiaea howellii)</I>, Dagger Pod <I>(Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides)</I>, Harsh Paintbrush <I>(Castilleja hispida)</I>, Hood's Phlox <I>(Phlox hoodii)</I>, Showy Phlox <I>(Phlox speciosa)</I>, Midget Phlox <I>(Phlox gracilis)</I>, Piper's Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium piperi)</I>, Upland Larkspur <I>(Delphinium nuttallianum)</I>, Gold Stars <I>(Crocidium multicaule)</I> (near the summit), Yellow Bells <I>(Fritillaria pudica)</I> (near the summit), and a profusion of Glacier Lilies <I>(Erythronium grandiflorum)</I> in the oak trees near the summit. <P> Oaks Toothwort <I>(Cardamine pulcherrima </I>var.<I> pulcherrima)</I> blooming and Ball-Head Waterleaf <I>(Hydrophyllum capitatum</I> var. <I>thompsonii)</I> about to bloom under the oak trees below the gate.


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