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Elephant-Heads
The name of this plant comes from the likeness of each flower
to the head and trunk of an elephant.
Look for Pedicularis groenlandicum blossoms in early summer in marshes and wet mountain meadows.

Photo taken below the saddle of Mount Sherman near the stream.
Mosquito Range, Colorado 2006.

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Dow Williamsjust...

Dow Williams

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learned the name of these yesterday Anya, back in Kananaskis Country...my partner pointed a nice batch out...ironic...cheers
Posted Jul 23, 2007 5:03 pm

Anya JingleRe: just...

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Cool. Sherman/Sheridan was my last hike before heading home and I was almost out of pictures when I saw these beauties. So I started deleting some photos of the old mining buildings I shot earlier that morning to be able to "bring" myself some of these home.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 7:37 pm

jrbouldinNice

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You seem to have a knack for photos involving animal names!
Posted Jul 23, 2007 6:04 pm

Anya JingleRe: Nice

Anya Jingle

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He,he. Thanks for making me laugh.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 7:23 pm

donhaller3Nice

donhaller3

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but do photos of this plant count if you didn't lay down in mud and water to take them?
Posted Jul 24, 2007 3:33 pm

Anya JingleRe: Nice

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He, he. I didn't have to lie down for these, but there were many other flowers in that spot that I did lie down for. I was having fun looking for various nice angles and when I finished I noticed I was being observed by a solo hiker that stood in distance. I think he was trying to figure out what I was doing.
Posted Jul 24, 2007 8:37 pm

donhaller3Re: Nice

donhaller3

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Yeah. On Saddle Mountain (Clatsop Co., OR) a few years ago I was grotesquely prone trying to shoot a glacier lily on a windy day. People kept asking me if I was OK. (Two teens: "Dude, is that dude dead?")
Posted Jul 25, 2007 8:08 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Jul 23, 2007 4:20 pm

Image ID: 315297
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Elephant-Heads

Image Type(s): Flora