Sierra Nevada Wildflowers

We have been working outside of Thomas Creek for the past four weeks, building a trail that will eventually connect to the Tahoe Rim Trail. Having to hike about four miles to our back-country camp location for the hitch, we pass a lot of wildflowers. Below are some of them I've documented using a Sierra Nevada field guide.

 Alpine Penstemon |  Penstemon davidsonii

Alpine Penstemon | Penstemon davidsonii

 Applegate's Paintbrush (orange) |  Castilleja applegatei

Applegate's Paintbrush (orange) | Castilleja applegatei

 Applegate's Paintbrush (red) |  Castilleja applegatei

Applegate's Paintbrush (red) | Castilleja applegatei

 Bitterbrush |  Purshia tridentata

Bitterbrush | Purshia tridentata

 Checker Bloom |  Sidalcea glaucescens

Checker Bloom | Sidalcea glaucescens

 Crimson Columbine |  Aquilegia formosa

Crimson Columbine | Aquilegia formosa

 Dwarf Chamaesaracha |  Chamaesaracha nana

Dwarf Chamaesaracha | Chamaesaracha nana

 Elephant's Head |  Pedicularis groenlandica

Elephant's Head | Pedicularis groenlandica

 Giant Mountain Larkspur |  Delphinium glaucum

Giant Mountain Larkspur | Delphinium glaucum

 Granite Gilia |  Leptodactylon pungens

Granite Gilia | Leptodactylon pungens

 Hartweg's Iris |  Iris hartwegii

Hartweg's Iris | Iris hartwegii

 Heart-leaved Arnica |  Arnica cordifolia

Heart-leaved Arnica | Arnica cordifolia

 Horsemint |  Agastache urticifolia

Horsemint | Agastache urticifolia

 Peony |  Paeonia brownii

Peony | Paeonia brownii

Scarlet Gilia |

Ipomopsis aggregata

Showy Penstemon |

Penstemon speciosus

Sierra Nevada Pea |

Lathyrus nevadensis

Sierra Onion |

Allium campanulatum

Sierra Plum |

Prunus subcordata

Sierra Stickseed |

Hackelia nervosa

Snow Plant |

Sarcodes sanguinea

Soft Arnica |

Arnica mollis

Spreading Phlox |

Phlox diffusa

Spur Lupine |

Lupinus arbustus

Woolly Mule's Ears |

Wyethia mollis

Subalpine Shooting Star |

Dodecatheon subalpinum

Sulfur Flower |

Eriogonum umbellatum

Western Blue Flag |

Iris missouriensis

Western Wallflower |

Erysimum capitatum ssp. perenne

White Rein Orchid |

Platanthera leucostachys