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I promised flowers on my Twitter feed, and I am a day late. Alain is still trying to make FYWP work.
I took a great many wildflower photos on my trip. The reason I went to Yellowstone at this heavily populated time of year was to see the flowers. They were wonderful. Here are a few photos from the Upper Geyser Basin, where Old Faithful is located. The book I’m using to identify the flowers is Flora Of The Yellowstone, by Whitney Tilt.
Blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium montanum (1-2 cm)
Panicled bulrush, Scirpus microcarpus
Fringed gentian, Gentianopsis thermalis
More fringed gentians, with yellow dandelion-like (but not dandelion) unidentifiable flowers
White bog-orchid, Platanthera dilatata (the columnar white ones). I also see paintbrush, geranium, and a couple of kinds of grass.
Elk thistle, Cirsium scariosum
And of course a wealth of algae, bacteria, eukaryota, viruses, and whatever in a hot pool.
That’s all I’ve got time for right now.