Album Wildflowers

Yvonne

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so many wildflowers are out here right now in the forest. I'm learning more about Washington wildflowers each day

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Lupine

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Bleeding Heart

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Candy Flowers

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Dollar Plant

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white Dollar Plant

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Western Trillium with two different leaf colors

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Salmonberry

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Lizard's Tail

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Western Trillium
 

SteveR

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It's been a slow start to wildflower season in the foothills and rockies of Alberta. A couple from a hike last week.
I liked these little yellow ones, a Draba of some sort, cradled in a sheltered niche on an exposed ridgeline.
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The Prairie Crocus are always the first harbinger of spring, but it's been late in coming to the mountains.
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Shy clematis on a woodsy city bike ride:
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SteveR

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Yellow Lady's Slipper orchids, last week while biking in Calgary:
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Balsam Root in the Whaleback, southern Alberta:
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Mountain Avens on Table Mountain, Castle Provincial Park, Alberta:
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Too many species to list, along the trail to Southfork Lakes in the Castle:
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This one's for Jackson. Wild roses in profusion yesterday along the mtb trails at Paskapoo in Calgary:
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SteveR

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More wildflower pictures from a morning mountain bike ride in the city. .
Western wood lily favours terrain with a mix of open meadow and aspen. Unfortunately it's showiness encourages picking which kills the plant, and it has become scarce in some areas:
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Equally as showy were these gallardia aka brown eyed susan. They don't seem to be as vulnerable to picking and are flourishing right now in open grasslands:
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Wanderlust073

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First time I'd ever seen one of these (and there were many) up on the mountains. I literally googled 'alien looking plant on colorado 14ers' and while that didn't come up, the actual name is pretty humorous - "the funky thistle", Cirsium funkiae.

It was just named this spring, and is apparently relatively confined to certain mountain regions in the state:

https://mailchi.mp/b63fffa1df9e/june-events-at-the-gardens-1321584?e=f052bf515a

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirsium_funkiae

My photos are horrible crops out of larger captures, but it has a large bulbous 'nose' very reminiscent of a squid.



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danger02ward

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The third week in August 2022 I had the great pleasure of completing the dixon wind river high route. Although it was a little late in the season for the best wildflower viewing, we still got to enjoy some wondrous wind river wildflower viewing.

Lovely reds and yellows near the beautiful peak lake and stroud peak.
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More lovely yellows with a splash of red near the headwaters of the green river
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We witnessed wonderful wildflowers of the yellow, red, and fuchsia variety as we worked our way up towards knapsack col.
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A particular pretty patch of lovely lavender in the spectacular titcomb basin.
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The yellows and pinks were quite Magnificent at the beautiful middle fork lake.
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Long lake had lots of lovely wonderful wildflowers of the red, pink, blue, and yellow variety.
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A couple of Pretty Pronghorn peak purples
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Some fabulous east park lakes fuchsias.
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Let’s try a splash of yellow with the gorgeous granite at the excellent East park lakes area!
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The East park lakes area was one of my favorite areas of the entire trip so it is only fitting to finish with one more excellent East park lakes fabulous fuchsia view.
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