Sun 8 Apr 12

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.

Cowiche Canyon

Artemisia tridentata (Big Sagebrush):

Artemisia tridentata (Big Sagebrush) Artemisia tridentata (Big Sagebrush)

Olsynium douglasii (Grass Widow):

Olsynium douglasii (Grass Widow) Olsynium douglasii (Grass Widow)

Phlox hoodii (Cushion Phlox):

Phlox hoodii (Cushion Phlox) Phlox hoodii (Cushion Phlox)

Lomatium columbianum (Columbia Desert Parsley):

Lomatium columbianum (Columbia Desert Parsley) Lomatium columbianum (Columbia Desert Parsley)

Fritillaria pudica (Yellow Bell):

Fritillaria pudica (Yellow Bell) Fritillaria pudica (Yellow Bell)

Lithophragma parviflora (Prairie Star Flower):

Lithophragma parviflora (Prairie Star Flower) Lithophragma parviflora (Prairie Star Flower)

Lomatium piperi (Salt and Pepper):

Lomatium piperi (Salt and Pepper) Lomatium piperi (Salt and Pepper)

Viola trinervata (Sagebrush Violet): (left photo)
Crocidium multicaule (Gold Star): (right photo)

Viola trinervata (Sagebrush Violet) Crocidium multicaule (Gold Star)

Ranunculus glaberrimus (Sagebrush Buttercup): (left photo)
Bromus tectorum (Cheat Grass): (right photo)

Ranunculus glaberrimus (Sagebrush Buttercup) Bromus tectorum (Cheat Grass)

3 thoughts on “Sun 8 Apr 12

  1. WiLdFloWerLoVer

    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!

  2. jordan

    Great post. Those plants are all new to me except for the Art tridentata and Bromus tectorum of course. I like the purple lomatium.

  3. Josh Post author

    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.

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