Cowiche Canyon, April 8, 2012. About a 10 minute drive down the road. Lots of rain the past couple weeks and the early spring flowers are going bananas in the shrub-steppe.
Artemisia tridentata (Big Sagebrush):
Olsynium douglasii (Grass Widow):
Phlox hoodii (Cushion Phlox):
Lomatium columbianum (Columbia Desert Parsley):
Fritillaria pudica (Yellow Bell):
Lithophragma parviflora (Prairie Star Flower):
Lomatium piperi (Salt and Pepper):
Viola trinervata (Sagebrush Violet): (left photo)
Crocidium multicaule (Gold Star): (right photo)
Ranunculus glaberrimus (Sagebrush Buttercup): (left photo)
Bromus tectorum (Cheat Grass): (right photo)
Cool pictures! I love wild flowers too! Maybe we can share pics! I have a wild flower lovers facebook group that you can join! I will private message you the details!
Great post. Those plants are all new to me except for the Art tridentata and Bromus tectorum of course. I like the purple lomatium.
Mary (Wildflowerlover) = dork.
Yeah, I’m finally learning to pay attention to how interesting the flora is out here. If you ever make it up this way again, maybe I can play tour guide for once.