Columbia River Gorge (OR area)

*identification not yet competed *
(any assistance would be appreciated)

Wildflowers (white/pink blossoms)

Western Saxifrage
Saxifraga occidentalis
Saxifrage family
April 2008

Western Saxifrage
Saxifraga occidentalis
Saxifrage family
April 2008

Western Saxifrage
Saxifraga occidentalis
Saxifrage family
April 2008

Enchanter's-Nightshade
Circaea alpina
family
July 2009

Common Chickweed
Stellaria media
Pink family
April 2008

Common Chickweed
Stellaria media
Pink family
April 2008

name
scientific
family
April 2008

Sweet-scented Bedstraw
Galium triflorum
family
April 2008

Pathfinder
Adenocaulon bicolor
family
July 2009

Pathfinder
Adenocaulon bicolor
family
July 2009

Pathfinder
Adenocaulon bicolor
family
July 2009

Pathfinder
Adenocaulon bicolor
family
July 2009

Foamflower
Tiarella trifoliata
family
July 2009

Inside-out Flower
Vancouveria hexandra
family
July 2009

Candy Flower
Claytonia sibirica
family
July 2009

Candy Flower
Claytonia sibirica
family
July 2009

Candy Flower
Claytonia sibirica
family
July 2009

White Champion
Silene latifolia subsp. alba
Pink family
(nonnative)
July 2009

White Champion
Silene latifolia subsp. alba
Pink family
(nonnative)
July 2009


Palmate coltsfoot
Petasites frigidus
(var. palmatus)
April 2008

Palmate coltsfoot
Petasites frigidus
(var. palmatus)
April 2008

Heart-leaf buckwheat
Eriogonum compositum
Buckwheat family
July 2009

Heart-leaf buckwheat
Eriogonum compositum
Buckwheat family
July 2009

Heart-leaf buckwheat
Eriogonum compositum
Buckwheat family
July 2009

Heart-leaf buckwheat
Eriogonum compositum
Buckwheat family
July 2009

Common yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Asteraceae
(aster/composite family -
anthemis tribe)
July 2009

Cow parsnip
Heracleum maximum (lanatum)
Apiaceae
(parsley family)
July 2009

Daisy
Erigeron sp.
Composite family - Aster tribe
July 2009

Daisy
Erigeron sp.
Composite family - Aster tribe
July 2009

Daisy
Erigeron sp.
Composite family - Aster tribe
July 2009

Daisy
Erigeron sp.
Composite family - Aster tribe
July 2009

name
scientific
family
April 2008

name
scientific
family
April 2008



False Solomon's-seal
Smilacina racemosa
family
July 2009

False Solomon's-seal
Smilacina racemosa
family
July 2009


Herb Robert
Geranium robertianum
family
July 2009

Oaks Toothwort,
Beautiful Bittercress

Cardamine nuttallii
April 2008

Oaks Toothwort,
Beautiful Bittercress

Cardamine nuttallii
April 2008

Oaks Toothwort,
Beautiful Bittercress

Cardamine nuttallii
April 2008

Oaks Toothwort,
Beautiful Bittercress

Cardamine nuttallii
April 2008


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Wildflowers (yellow/orange/red/pink blossoms)

Wall lettuce
Mycelis muralis
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

Large-leaved Avens
Geum macrophyllum
family
July 2009

monkeyflower
Mimulus sp.
scrophulariaceae
(figwort family)
July 2009


monkeyflower
Mimulus sp.
scrophulariaceae
(figwort family)
July 2009

monkeyflower
Mimulus sp.
scrophulariaceae
(figwort family)
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

Common St. John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum
Clusiaceae
(St. John's wort family)
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

Bird's-foot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

Red columbine
Aquilegia formosa
Ranunculaceae
(buttercup family)
July 2009

Red columbine
Aquilegia formosa
Ranunculaceae
(buttercup family)
July 2009


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Wildflowers (blue/purple blossoms)

Western Bleedingheart
Dicentra formosa
family
April 2008

Purple Dead-nettle
Lamium purpurem
family
April 2008

penstomone
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

Nodding Onion
Allium cernuum
Liliaceae
(lily family)
July 2009

Scotch bluebell, common harebell, bluebell bellflower
Campanula rotundifolia
Campanulaceae
(bluebell family)

clover
scientific
family
July 2009

name


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Wildflowers (green/brown blossoms)

Piggy-back Plant
(Youth-On-Age)
Tolmiea menziesii
July 2009

Pacific Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum tenuipes
Hydrophyllaceae
(waterleaf family)
July 2009

Varied-leaf phacelia
Phacelia heterophylla
Hydrophyllaceae
(waterleaf family)
July 2009

Varied-leaf phacelia
Phacelia heterophylla
Hydrophyllaceae
(waterleaf family)
July 2009

Western Meadowrue
Thalictrum occidentale
family
April 2008

Western Meadowrue
Thalictrum occidentale
family
April 2008




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Trees & Shrubs

big leaf maple & epiphytes: moss, liches & ferns
April 2008

Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor
July 2009

Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor
July 2009

Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor
July 2009

Thimbleberry
Rubus parviflorus
family
July 2009

Thimbleberry
Rubus parviflorus
family
July 2009


poison oak
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009

Evergreen blackberry
Rubus laciniatus
family
July 2009

Evergreen blackberry
Rubus laciniatus
family
July 2009


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Grasses, Sedges and Reeds

name
scientific
family
April 2008





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Ferns

Licorice Ferm
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
family
Apr. 2008

Western Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum aleuticum
family
July 2009

 

name
scientific
family
April 2008


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Bryophytes: Mosses & Liverworts *

name
scientific
family
April 2008

moss
scientific
family
Apr. 2008

name
scientific
family
April 2008

name
scientific
family
April 2008


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Lichens

lichen
scientific
family
Apr. 2008

lichen
scientific
family
Apr. 2008




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Fungi (mushrooms & ...)

mushroom
scientific
family
April 2008

 



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Unknown

name
scientific
family
April 2008

name
scientific
family
July 2009

name
scientific
family
July 2009



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Animals

ants & aphids
scientific
family
July 2009

spider
McCord Cr.
July 2009

fly
McCord Cr.
July 2009

fly
McCord Cr.
July 2009

mayfly
McCord Cr.
July 2009

slug
scientific
family
April 2008

frog
McCord Cr.
July 2009

chickadee
scientific
family
April 2008


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Other Images

Chanticleer Point
Columbia River Highway
April 2008

Crown Pt. & Columbia R.
from Chanticleer Pt.
April 2008

Chanticleer Point
cataclysmic geology
April 2008

Columbia River Gorge
from Crown Point
April 2008

Latourell Falls
April 2008

Latourell Falls
April 2008

 

basalt rock face

Oneonta Gorge
April 2008

Oneonta Gorge
April 2008

Oneonta Gorge
April 2008


Horsetail Falls
April 2008

Upper Horsetail Falls
April 2008

Upper Horsetail Falls
April 2008

Upper Horsetail Falls
April 2008


July 2009


July 2009


July 2009


July 2009

Elowah Falls
July 2009

Elowah Falls
July 2009

Upper McCord Cr. Falls
July 2009

McCord Cr.
July 2009


July 2009


July 2009




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Columbia River Gorge

Online resources:

Online Plant ID Resources:

Published Plant ID Resources:

  • Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge. Russ Jolley.
  • Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest . Mark Turner & Phyllis Gustafson. Timber Press.
  • Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Compiled and edited by Jim Pojar and Andy MacKinnon. Lone Pine Publishing.
  • Wildflowers of Washington. C. P. Lyons. Lone Pine Publishing.
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest. Peter Alden and Cennis Paulson. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Notes regarding photos & captions

The images above were taken with a Canon PowerShot SX120-IS digital camera. They were then cropped and enhanced (color, lighting, sharpening, image compression, ...) in Adobe Photoshop Elements. The webpage was created using Macromedia Dreamweaver. Website hosting by lunarpages.com.

*Please be aware that the identifications on this site are done by a novice naturalist. Any assistance regarding incorrect or missing identifications would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact me at the email address shown below.


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Created by Michael R. Clapp (2010). All rights reserved.
For more information, contact: mclapp@nwnature.net

updated: June 2010