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Tony Willis

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Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« on: July 01, 2013, 03:42:49 AM »
Some  flowers seen in Yellowstone in what is a good flowering year.Starting at the lowest altitude at the north entrance in near desert conditions then through the woods to the alpine level

Opuntia polycantha
Iris missouriensis
Geranium viscossimum
Penstemon sp
Aquilegia flavescens
« Last Edit: July 02, 2013, 05:16:00 AM by Tony Willis »
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Re: Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 03:45:39 AM »
At the alpine level

Delphinium nuttallianum
Phacelia sericia and
Phlox longifolia in countless thousands
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 05:21:45 AM »
Our first day in Glacier produced a nice selection of flowers amongst spectacular scenery

Platanthera dilitata in wet ditches near the entrance
Penstemon lyalli and
Sedum lanceolatum on dry banks together with
Calochortus apiculatus
Claytonia lanceolata higher up
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 05:24:53 AM »
On top of the pass on the Going to the Sun road

two ranunculus species

Trollius albiflorus
Ranunculus sp

and then meadows filled with  Erythronium grandiflorum flowering as the snow receded

My apologies it is Trollius albiflorus and not ranunculus,I cannot change the name on the picture.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2013, 03:03:28 PM by Tony Willis »
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 08:40:57 AM »
Erythroniums - what a show plus this extraordinary white Ranunculus! Thank you, Tony for sharing this
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 11:19:27 AM »
Great pictures, Tony !  You're a lucky man, when I visited Glacier a number of years ago, all I saw were clouds, rain, fog and more clouds...  :'(
At least you're giving me an idea of what I missed !  ;)
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 11:22:17 AM »

and then meadows filled with  Erythronium grandiflorum flowering as the snow receded

 Perfect!    I see there are ones with yellow and white  anthers..... every one a gem.
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 03:28:09 AM »
Second day in the park and it was impossible to walk as the heatwave continues and it was 98f (37c) in the shade so we had a walk in the forest. Some plants we saw

Castilleja rhexifolia
Clintonia uniflora
Cornus canadensis
Iliamna rivularis
Linnaea borealis
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 03:30:44 AM »
Philadelphus lewisii
Pyrola asarifolia
Pyrola picta
Rubus parviflorus
Xerophyllum tenax
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 02:12:22 PM »
Some super plants, thanks for posting them Tony, the Xerophyllum tenax looks likes a clump of cobras!
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2013, 03:39:39 AM »
Last day in the park

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Grizzly bear which caused the usual excitement and traffic jams.
Three of the plants
Heuchera cylindrica
Eriogonum ovalifolium
Oenothera caespitosa
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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2013, 09:36:38 AM »
Good stuff Tony.
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