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The primary wildflowers now blooming are Bitter Root <I>(Lewisia rediviva)</I> with more on the way, Bicolored Cluster Lily <I>(Brodiaea howellii)</I>, Rigid Fiddleneck <I>(Amsinckia retrorsa)</I>, Heart-Leaf Buckwheat <I>(Eriogonum compositum </I>var.<I> compositum)</I>, and members of the Lomatium family including Pungent Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium grayi)</I>, Bare-stem Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium nudicaule)</I>, and Nine-leaf Desert Parsley <I>(Lomatium triternatum </I>var.<I> triternatum)</I>. There is also profusion of Common Monkey Flower <I>(Mimulus guttatus)</I> and Rosy Plectritis <I>(Plectritis congesta)</I> next to the boardwalk along the paved loop. Broad-Leaf Stonecrop <I>(Sedum spathulifolium)</I> is blanketing the rock walls near the waterfall. <P> Others in bloom include: Meadow Death-Camas <I>(Zigadenus venenosus </I>var.<I> venenosus)</I>, Small-flowered Lupine <I>(Lupinus micranthus)</I>, Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary <I>(Collinsia parviflora)</I>, Chickweed Monkey Flower <I>(Mimulus alsinoides)</I>, Small-Flowered Prairie Star <I>(Lithophragma parviflorum)</I>, Yarrow <I>(Achillea millefolium)</I>, Slender Popcorn Flower <I>(Plagiobothrys tenellus)</I>, and scattered Common Camas <I>(Camassia quamash)</I>. <P> Along the upper trail are Western Buttercup <I>(Ranunculus occidentalis)</I>, Bigroot <I>(Marah oreganus)</I> Upland Larkspur <I>(Delphinium nuttallianum)</I>, and Gold Star <I>(Crocidium multicaule)</I>. Clasping Henbit <I>(Lamium amplexicaule)</I> and Miner's Lettuce <I>(Claytonia perfoliata)</I> are still blooming near the old corral. In the woods above the old corral there is still some Big-head Clover <I>(Trifolium macrocephalum)</I> and Columbia Gorge Lupine <I>(Lupinus latifolius </I>var.<I> thompsonianus)</I> in bloom. <P> Along the old highway and SR-14, there are hundreds of bright orange California Poppy <I>(Eschscholzia californica)</I>. There are also numerous clumps of bright purple Barrett's Penstemon <I>(Penstemon barrettiae)</I> on the cliffs along the old highway. <P> At this point, anyone going off-trail is begging for a serious case of <font color="red">Poison Oak</font> <I>(Toxicodendron diversilobum)</I>!


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