My all time favorite wildflower. It blooms in the Sierra only above 12,000 feet. It is mostly seen growing out of cracks in between rocks and usually is in bloom late June through mid August.


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Kurt Wedberg

Kurt Wedberg - Nov 30, 2007 2:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Purple is my favourite...

Yes, I love it every time I come by these flowers in the Sierra.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Nov 30, 2007 3:17 pm - Voted 10/10

I have read...

somewhere long time ago that these wildflowers were John Muir's favorite also, but I can't remember the source now.
Thanks for sharing about your favorites.

Kurt Wedberg

Kurt Wedberg - Nov 30, 2007 7:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I have read...

John Muir actually had many "favorites". He mentions Cassiope and Bryanthus in one letter but also once wrote "I have so many others on all the continents I am unable to name them in a letter or in hundreds of letters. They come thronging about me in such loving multitudes a score of volumes could not hold them all.“

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