Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Alpine Springbeauty

Alpine Springbeauty is a common flower at the top of Colorado Mountains.
I have been seeing Alpine Springbeauties (Claytonia megarhiza) all over the high country this season. Their succulent-looking leaves are distinctive and easy to spot. Where they have space, they fan out into a symmetrical rosette. Many, like these specimens from the summit of Mt. Audubon, can be found crammed into the nooks and crannies of rocks.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Oh my your header shot is just gorgeous!! What great mountain colors..so reminds me of the weeks we spent in Col. many years ago..
Love your rockie blooms. Your floral is so different that what we see here...and I love mountain flowers and scenes! Nice post.
Thanks for stopping by..good to hear from you..and hope you are having a wonderful summer!