from Monterey Bay and California areas beyond
These are rather good, Missy K! I'm thinking you had a great time.
Nice wild flower sightings. I hope you are going to post on these. Are those yellow ones glacier lilies? Also from the photos it looks like bog orchids, elephant head, and scarlet gila?
Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! That scarlet whatever is not easy to get a picture of, as I've found out, it being so slender....I just read about snow plant after a May trip to Tahoe when they were "blooming," how they require for life and nourishment a special conjunction, a "mutualism between a plant root and a fungus." That red-orange stalk is a snow plant, isn't it?
Here's the list of IDs:1) elephant heads (Pedicularis groenlandica) - so excited to find these2) glacier lily (Erythronium grandiflorum) - also saw white avalanche lilies 3) pine drops (Pterospora andromedea) - sorry, not snow plant; same Ericaceae family, though4) white bog orchid (Platanthera dilatata) and a maddeningly unidentifiable white poufy flower ???5) scarlet gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) and Oregon sunshine.woolly sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum)Even though these flowers are also found in CA, if I posted more from our road trip, I might have to change the subtitle on my blog.
You are sweet to post those names. :-)
Your white poufy is Bistorta bistortoides, American - yes, you guessed it - Bistort.
Awesome, Ken! I looked at the buckwheat family because of the way the flowers were clustered, but never found American bisort. Thank you.
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