Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Summer Flowers

The next wave of summer flowers is blooming at Paradise Meadows.

Sub-alpine daisy comes out earlier in the season than its almost-identical twin, the leafy aster. The daisy has 30-80 outer petals while the aster typically has 15-60. The daisy has one flower per stem while the aster often has several.
Among the yellow flowers of the subalpine, arrow-leaved groundsel is easily recognized by its large triangular leaves.

 The little partridgefoot is worth a close look for its delicate flowers & leaves (branched like a partridges’ foot)

 Queen’s cup is blooming near the trailhead, at a location I haven’t seen before.

Easily overlooked, alpine speedwell adds tiny spots of violet colour to the subalpine.

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