Summer thunderstorm over Willow Flats.
There are so many flowers here…
Indian paintbrush has been popping up everywhere here. It’s another one that has tiny little flowers surrounded bracts, which are the bright red parts that look like petals.
This is a bad cellphone picture of Coralroot, a parasitic type of orchid that feeds on fungus in the soil.
A better picture of a different type of Coralroot.
Another bad cellphone picture, this time of the Columbine that randomly popped up in our yard a few weeks ago.
This one looks like some kind of monkeyflower, but I’m not sure. It was growing in one of the geyser basins in Yellowstone.
The gentians were also blooming in the geyser basins.
This is Monkshood, another modified flower with the sepal forming the hood part.
Mountain Wild Hollyhock has pretty pink flowers on a tall stem with large leaves.
We saw these on a hike around String Lake one afternoon.
This is Lewis’ Monkeyflower, also close to String Lake, which was named after Meriwether Lewis of the Corps of Discovery.
I think this is a Beardtongue of some type, but I’m not sure. This was taken during the hike around String Lake, but it had started to rain and I didn’t want to change to the appropriate lens.
String Lake, before the rain.