July update - Plants & Mushroom

Here are some of the flowering plants and one of the many fungi that I saw this month.

Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon pulchellum) at Kebler Pass.  Apparently these flowers have no nectar but are visited by bumblebees for their pollen.

Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon pulchellum)

Elephantella (Pedicularis groenlandica)
Again, one of my favourite plants ever - Elephantella (Pedicularis groenlandica).
Close-up on one of the "elephants".

Stickseed Forget-Me-Not (Hackelia floribunda) along Deer Creek Trail.
Mariposa lily (Calochortus gunnisonii)
Mariposa lily (Calochortus gunnisonii) - one of the most unique floral patterns I have ever seen.

Giant Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Giant Hyssop (Agastache urticifolia)
Mertensia sp.
Unknown Mertensia sp. at Cumberland Pass.

Mimulus guttatus
Mimulus guttatus toward Copper Lake.
Rosy Paintbrush (Castilleja rhexifolia)
Rosy Paintbrush (Castilleja rhexifolia)

Wildflower capital
An assortment of wildflowers observed during peak flowering season.

Wildflower capital


Unknown mushroom
One of the many fungi that I observed this month as afternoon thunderstorms in July provided good conditions for mushrooms to grow.  This one was growing from the side of a fallen tree.

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