The following wildflowers were photographed during a hike in the
south of Whistler, BC, Canada, on September 14, 2002.
Elevation approximately 1500-2000 m.
Many thanks to Terry Taylor for identifying some of the plants!
2005 - A dandelion or ???
2006 - Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus
2087 - A bunch of Parnassi
2008 - False Hellebore
This is a young plant, growing on the north side of the meadows.
It is normally green in summer, but provides some nice colour in September.
2016 - Mountain Fireweed
2018 - Red Monkeyflower
2044 - A bunch of monkeys.
2026 - Western Anemone
Most often seen in this seed stage, as the flowers don't last very long.
2039 - Partridge Foot and mountain fly
2041 - Mountain (Yellow) Monkey-flower
2046 - Tolmie's Saxifrage (thanks to Ken Yasuhara)
2054 - The ubiquitous Red Heather
2056 - Another Tolmie's Saxifrage with nice fall colours
2060 - Brandywine Mountain, our objective. 2200 m, 50 7'N, 123 13'E.
2061 - Mt. Cayley on the right, 5 km to the West. About 2330 m.
2063 - Our photographer
2064 - The team, Ian, Greg Leblanc, Tony Knight, Tom Henry, Steve Foreman, Sean Curran
2065 - Rhizocarpon geographicum, the map lichen
When the flowers are gone, the rock lichens still provide some colour.
2066 - Partridgefoot - Luetkea pectinata (PM184)
2069 - The beginnings of a Partridgefoot - Luetkea pectinata, growing at 2000m on the ridge (same as 2066)
2072 - A Mountain Arnica ? p. 297, Pojar
2077 - On the way back down to the meadows
2081 - Mosses by a stream
2088 - Barclay's or Variable Willow with insect galls (PM87)
2089 - Black Huckleberry - Vaccinium membranaceum (PM57)
2090 - Once in a while, the False Hellebore has a flower
2091 - Leaving the meadows. 2800m (?) Mt. Garibaldi is 25 km to the south-east.
I hope you like the photos. Please let me know if any of the flowers are misindentified!