Alpine Sunflower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/08/2017.) Scientific name is Hymenoxys grandiflora. Photo below was taken in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand County, CO on Aug 26, 2016. Go to the Alpine Sunflower detail page for more information and photos.
Alpine Sunflower – Hymenoxys grandiflora
Arctic Gentian – Native Plant of the Day 01/31/2017
Photo from 08/26/2016. Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Larimer County, CO.
More photos / info at the Gentiana algida detail page.
Arctic Gentian – Gentiana algida
Ever since we before we got our first RV (a 36.5′ motorhome) and especially after we got our T@b travel trailer in late 2014 I had wanted to do a “big trip” out west, including basing at our daughter’s family’s home in Boise, ID. My wife was reluctant, and so far all the trips to see the “family out west” had been via airplane. This time it changed.
Yeah, I wanted to spend time like this, taking our accommodation with us. Rocky Mountain National Park at about 11,000′.