More dry-land flowers at Ginty Creek

Summer.

summer at Ginty CreekThe flowers here do not grow in showy masses as they do in the mountains.  The roses have been wonderful.

wild roaseHere they are with a few paintbrushes.

paintbrush and wild roaseAnd here with one of the three species of Potentilla I have so far found.

wild rose and potentilla gracilisA dominant weedy shrub is the silver-leafed wolf willow.

wolf willowIt has small greenish blossoms that give off a heavenly scent.

wolf willow closeupThe other flowers are mostly scattered and small.

Priarie buttercup.

prairie buttercupLance-leaved stonecrop.

lance leaved stone cropThe first fireweed is blooming along the river.

fireweedIntroduced species thrive: such as this yellow hawkweed.

yellow hawkweedOne gem I found in the forest.  It is the only specimen I have so far seen.  It is a pyrola, or winter-green, but I am not sure of the species (my books are all packed because of the half-finished interior.)  At first I thought it was P. chlorantha, which grows at Nuk Tessli, but I now think it might be P. grandiflora, which I have never seen before.  So that would be exciting.

Pyrola grandiflora

 

 

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3 thoughts on “More dry-land flowers at Ginty Creek”

  1. Love the bear print. But wouldn’t like to see it under my windowsill. Have you thought of making a cast of it? After coming back from holidays I am into “authentic souvenirs”. Notecards?

    Sandy

  2. Once again you have captured the beauty of your mountain home! You are so brave to live there on your own – bear tracks and all! Such a rich life you live. I do not envy you the bugs though! Especially at bed time. I, too, love seeing your home come together…and following all your adventures…

  3. So enjoy your wildflower posts! And enjoyed seeing photos of your mountain home. Lots of progress has been made – – you will be totally ready for next winter when it arrives. In the meantime – – summer is a thing to be savored.

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