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:
Artemisia rigida (Stiff sagebrush):
Ribes cereum (Squaw currant):
Balsamorhiza hookeri (Hooker’s balsamroot):
Astragalus purshii (Woolly-pod locoweed):
Zigadenus venenosus (Death camas):
Balsamorhiza sagittata (Arrow-leaf balsamroot):
Brodiaea howellii (Brodiaea): (left photo)
Allium sp. (Wild onion): (right photo)
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)
The new ride. 2004 Nissan Xterra (69,400 miles).