Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Summer Blooms

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A multitude of summer flowers are already blooming at Paradise Meadows!

Deer-cabbage

Deer-cabbage

Currently blooming:
Jeffrey’s shootingstar
pink mountain-heather
white mountain-heather
rosy twistedstalk
bunchberry
false azalea
bog blueberry
dwarf blueberry
deer-cabbage
buckbean
five-leaved bramble
northern starflower
white bog-orchid
slender bog-orchid
mountain arnica
Queen’s cup
Drummond’s cinquefoil
bracted lousewort
alpine speedwell
common butterwort
Sitka valerian
one-sided wintergreen
sticky false asphodel
narrow-leaved cottongrass
arctic lupine
subalpine daisy

Many flowers are at least a month ahead of ‘normal’.

Subalpine Daisy

Subalpine Daisy

One dwarf nagoonberry (Rubus arcticus) blossom was spotted by the Paradise Creek boardwalk section of the meadows. This plant is normally found much farther north.

Dwarf Nagoonberry

Dwarf Nagoonberry

Several plants are already finished blooming: western bog-laurel, marsh-marigold, globeflower, oval-leaved blueberry, leatherleaf saxifrage (the seed pods are already formed!)

In other news, another bear was spotted, near Lake Helen Mackenzie, so the bear sighting notice remains up at the Paradise Meadows trailhead.

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