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 Williams

Dow Williams - Jul 23, 2007 5:03 pm - Voted 10/10

just...

learned the name of these yesterday Anya, back in Kananaskis Country...my partner pointed a nice batch out...ironic...cheers

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 23, 2007 7:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: just...

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.

jrbouldin

jrbouldin - Jul 23, 2007 6:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice

You seem to have a knack for photos involving animal names!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 23, 2007 7:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

He,he. Thanks for making me laugh.

donhaller3

donhaller3 - Jul 24, 2007 3:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice

but do photos of this plant count if you didn't lay down in mud and water to take them?

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 24, 2007 8:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

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.

donhaller3

donhaller3 - Jul 25, 2007 8:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice

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?")

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