Blackcomb Alpine Meadows

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  1. bpither

    bpither Active Member 10 Years

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    Yup, it was blazing hot in the village but great up top ... lovely day. I think I got a couple of these alpine beauties right but as for the two others?

    1)Slender Blue Penstemon
    2)Partridge Foot
    3)The tall stalk in the foreground
    4) ?
     

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  2. Robert Flogaus-Faust

    Robert Flogaus-Faust Active Member 10 Years

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    The rightmost photograph might show Sickletop Lousewort (Pedicularis racemosa). In this case the leaves would be toothed (which I cannot see on the photograph).

    Best regards,

    Robert.
     
  3. bpither

    bpither Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes Robert I think you're right. I googled it together with the words Blackcomb/Whistler and came up with a couple of references and a very good photo of a local alpine field from the end of August, 2011. My Whistler hiking guide says "look for the upper lip of the flower that tapers into an arched beak". Flowers June to August here.

    thanks!
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    #1 - Penstemon procerus, most probably.
     

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