|Wildflowers on the trail to Fairy Falls in Yellowstone|
White Bog Orchid
|White Bog Orchid|
I photographed this bog orchid on the trail to Fairy Falls in mid-July. This specimen was within a couple hundred yards of the pool at the base of Fairy Falls. If you were facing the falls, it would be on the right hand side of the trail. as you would expect, I found it in a boggy area.
Elephant Head Lousewort
|Elephant Head Lousewort|
These were photographed near the White Bog Orchid on the Fairy Falls trail.
|More elephant heads|
|Tons of them|
|How it grows|
|The purple version|
These specimens were photographed on the Osprey Falls trail, clinging to the canyon wall on July 8th, 2014
|Pasqueflower or Prairie Crocus|
|from another direction|
I am excited for another season of hiking, birding and wildflower identification. The snow can't melt soon enough for me this year. We buy an annual pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and we more than get our money's worth from them. It's great to live in this area.