One of the things that make all the uphill hiking on McBride Peak worthwhile is seeing the alpine flowers. I was a bit disappointed a week ago when I was up there to discover that most of the flowers were not yet in bloom, but there were a few early bloomers that caught my eye. The photo above shows what I think is Landorf’s Lousewort (Pedicularis langdorfii). This plant also grows in the arctic.
Below is a photo of the Small Flowered Paintbrush (Castilleja parviflora) which is a relative of the Common Paintbrush that grows at both lower and higher elevations of the Robson Valley. I hadn’t been able to come up with the name of the pink and yellow succulent at the bottom, but after I made this post our friend Norma was able to identify it. It is a Sedum lanceolatum. This is the first time I have seen this one. It was growing right beside the narrow hiking path I was on.
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