The following wildflowers were photographed during a hike on the Helm Creek crossover,
with Gary and Birgitte Nordin and friends.
Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC, Canada, on August 17, 2002.
Elevation approximately 1700-1900 m.
The camera I used is a Nikon Coolpix 885, typically used in macro mode.
1760 - A peak at a pica
1766 - Twinflower [TD198]
1768 - Partridgefoot - [TD270]
1770 - Arctic (?) Aster [TD318] (could be Subalpine Daisy [TD322] ?)
1774 - Black Alpine Sedge - [TD384]
1775 - The Black Tusk from Helm Meadows (Gary at our lunch stop)
1778 - The Black Tusk from Helm Meadows
1781 - Alpine Saxifrage (with red dots on petals) [TD294]
1788 - Is this a young cotton grass? [TD386]
1790 - Broadleaf (Red) Willow-herb (Alpine Fireweed) [TD140, DS167]
1795 - Mountain or Yellow Monkeyflower - [TD150, DS236]
1796 - Alpine Speedwell [TD158]
1804 - Oregon Stonecrop - a low plant growing out of the lava rock on Helm Creek,
- it has pale yellow flowers with 5 pointed petals [CT199,TD300]
1808 - Cow Parsnip - [TD230, DS64]
1811 - Bracted Lousewort [TD152, DS241, PM254] (with groundsel & valerian)
1814 - Top view of Sickletop Lousewort (Parrot's Beak) [DS246]
1815 - Fruits of a Leatherleaf Saxifrage [TD286]
1818 - Alpine Paintbrush [TD146]
1821 - Diamond Head, Table Mountain, Mt. Garibaldi and Mt. Price from Helm Col
1822 - White Bog Orchid [TD228, DS57]
1825 - Arrow-Leaved Groundsel [TD332, DS86]
1827 - Diamond Head, Table Mountain, Mt. Garibaldi and Mt. Price over Garibaldi Lake
1830 - Indian (Green False) Hellebore (with flower) [TD214, DS49]
1831 - Canada Jay (Whiskey Jack)
1838 - Arctic Lupine [TD236]
1840 - One-sided Wintergreen - [TD184]
1841 - Foamflower - [TD296, DS231] - A small flower growing in the shade on the Rubble Creek path.
I hope you like the photos. Please let me know if any are misindentified!
Other flowers in the park:
Globeflower [TD132] Flowers like Western Anenome
Pink Wintergreen [TD182]
Edible Thistle [TD320]
Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus [TD288] White Rhododendron [TD186] (often has yellow spots on leaves)
Slender Bog Orchid [TD228] (less showy greenish flowers than White Bog Orchid) Bunchberry [TD138] (Canada Dogwood) white flowers, red berries on Rubble Creek trail.
References:     (pages are quoted as [TD270] or [DS270] for page 270 in these books)
[TD] Ronald J. Taylor and George W. Douglas, "Mountain Plants of the Pacific Northwest," Mountain Press Publishing, Missoula, Montana, 1995.
[DS] Dee Strickler, "Wayside Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest," The Flower Press, Columbia Falls, Montana, 1993.
[PM] J. Pojar and A. Mackinnon, "Plants of Coastal British Columbia," Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver, B.C., 1994.
[CT} Lewis Clark and John Trelawny, "Wild Flowers of the Pacific Northwest," Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC, 1998.
[GL] Photos in Garibaldi Lake Ranger Cabin