Southern Alberta Wildflowers

The wildflowers at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump were a riot of blooms during our visit. I thought they deserved a post of their own.

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Prairie Rose

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Wild Bergamot (horsemint, bee balm)

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Wild lupin

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Wild Lupin in abundance

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Pennycress (stinkweed)

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Wild Geranium

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Skunkbush Berry (Rhus Trilobata)

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Thistles

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White Tansy

 

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lichen

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No, this is not a flower. In spite of looking at the ground for flowers, three times now I have nearly stepped on a snake, and was prevented from doing so by a fellow walker. Having grown up in rattlesnake country, I should be better at this. It is always a jolt to see any snake, but I scared this poor little garter snake more than he startled me.

 

 

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