Wildflower Report for Sutton Mountain, OR

LocationSutton Mountain, OR
Date05/28/2017
ReporterGreg Lief
E-mailoregonwildflowers@gmail.com
Website/Photoshttp://LiefPhotos.com
CommentsMany wildflower varieties are blooming at this location, especially in the meadows at higher elevations.

The first stretch is populated primarily by Lupine (Lupinus sp.) and Arcane Milkvetch (Astragalus obscurus), with some Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata). The variety increases as you climb, including profuse amounts of the following: more Indian Paintbrush, Yellow-Leaved Paintbrush (Castilleja xanthotricha), Harsh Popcorn-Flower (Plagiobothrys hispidulus), Blue Flax (Linum lewisii), Nine-Leaf Desert Parsley (Lomatium triternatum), False Agoseris (Nothocalais troximoides), Tolmie`s Onion (Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei), Lanceleaf and/or Leiberg Stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum or Sedum leibergii). Other wildflowers blooming include: Arrowleaf Groundsel (Senecio triangularis), Clustered Broomrape (Orobanche fasciculata), Upland Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum), and Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum). Many Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) were blooming at the unnamed pass north of the summit. The summit was covered with beautiful Hedgehog Cactus (Pediocactus simpsonii), along with Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus), Phlox (Phlox sp.), more Milkvetch, and a few more Bitterroot.

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Sutton Mountain, OR
05/28/2017
Website/Photos
Many wildflower varieties are blooming at this location, especially in the meadows at higher elevations.

The first stretch is populated primarily by Lupine (Lupinus sp.) and Arcane Milkvetch (Astragalus obscurus), with some Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata). The variety increases as you climb, including profuse amounts of the following: more Indian Paintbrush, Yellow-Leaved Paintbrush (Castilleja xanthotricha), Harsh Popcorn-Flower (Plagiobothrys hispidulus), Blue Flax (Linum lewisii), Nine-Leaf Desert Parsley (Lomatium triternatum), False Agoseris (Nothocalais troximoides), Tolmie`s Onion (Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei), Lanceleaf and/or Leiberg Stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum or Sedum leibergii). Other wildflowers blooming include: Arrowleaf Groundsel (Senecio triangularis), Clustered Broomrape (Orobanche fasciculata), Upland Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum), and Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum). Many Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) were blooming at the unnamed pass north of the summit. The summit was covered with beautiful Hedgehog Cactus (Pediocactus simpsonii), along with Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus), Phlox (Phlox sp.), more Milkvetch, and a few more Bitterroot.


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