The only one I saw in the area. At the base of the granite rocks.
End of season for these guys here--several plants in seed.
One bent plant at trailhead.
Used to call this Explorer's gentian? Spectacular croppings of this gorgeous flower at upper Pole Creek.
What a treat! Plants not as widespread as last year at this time, but still several individual plants and a few "clumps" like this one.
Last of the season in this area
Hint of red above eyes and on throat. Circled tree with neat rows of shallow holes. Is this a different bird than the one observed this morning?
Actively poking neat rows of holes in tree. Doesn't match photos of mature bird. Perhaps an immature?
Probably native landscaping. Sticky, with resinous odor. Exerted stamens.
Growing on granitic rock
One photo from above, one photo with fungus turned over.
Observed two fawns walking with doe. Gotta love the spots!
4 inch alternate leaves wider at the tip.