Plant propagation technology has developed rapidly for endangered plant species and with notable successes in preventing probable extinction, for example the large-flowered fiddleneck
In spring, a hike up one of these oasis canyons can offer a rainbow display, as the usually drab walls of rock suddenly come alive with brown-eyed evening primrose, deep purple lupine, desert sunflowers, flaming ocotillo cactus, tall standing yucca, gently curving fiddleneck
and vibrant golden yarrow.
Black Butte Fire Chief Ed Sherrell, his crew and five dozen firefighters from neighboring departments were on Fiddleneck
Road with their equipment when the fire blew up on 30 mph winds about 2:30 p.
(Amsinckia tessellata), Astragalus spp.
Preparation/Use: Mash young fiddleneck
directly on leg to relieve pain.
The large-flowered fiddleneck
may become the first endangered plant in the United States for which recovery plan goals will be met.
Among the crowds of spring wildflowers this route presents are zigadene, saxifrage, woodland star, paintbrush, sanicle, shooting star, fiddleneck
, owl's clover, yarrow, delphiniums, ranunculus, Chinese houses, salvias, poppies, lupines, wild peas, blue-eyed grass, and wild cucumber vine.
The poppy's supporting actors include purple lupine, yellow goldfields, and fiddleneck