Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sat 14 Apr 12

I went on a four-hour bike ride through Cowiche Canyon yesterday. Super fun zipping up and down the single track trails. Snapped a few more nerdy plant pictures while out and about. Offloading them here for future reference. I think the Death Camas was kind of a cool find.

Cowiche Canyon uplands single track bike path and view to the south of Yakima:

Cowiche Canyon Cowiche Canyon overlooking Yakima

Artemisia rigida (Stiff sagebrush):

Artemisia rigida (Stiff sagebrush) Artemisia rigida (Stiff sagebrush)

Ribes cereum (Squaw currant):

Ribes cereum (Squaw currant) Ribes cereum (Squaw currant)

Balsamorhiza hookeri (Hooker’s balsamroot):

Balsamorhiza hookeri (Hooker's balsamroot) Balsamorhiza hookeri (Hooker's balsamroot)

Astragalus purshii (Woolly-pod locoweed):

Astragalus purshii (Woolly-pod locoweed) Astragalus purshii (Woolly-pod locoweed)

Zigadenus venenosus (Death camas):

Zigadenus venenosus (Death camas) Zigadenus venenosus (Death camas)

Balsamorhiza sagittata (Arrow-leaf balsamroot):

Balsamorhiza sagittata (Arrow-leaf balsamroot) Balsamorhiza sagittata (Arrow-leaf balsamroot)

Brodiaea howellii (Brodiaea): (left photo)
Allium sp. (Wild onion): (right photo)

Brodiaea howellii (Brodiaea) Allium sp. (Wild onion)

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)