Visitors to the Park at this time rarely fail to remark about the radiant beauty of these large tubular blue flowers. Growing in small clumps the perfection is in sharp contract to the waning beauty of the other flowers that are now fast disappearing from the mountain side. It is found in the moist places on the hillsides growing side by side with the brilliant red Indian Paint Brush and the small white, tufted heads of the Mountain Dock forming a fine display of red - white - and blue; our national colors.
This popular and very beautiful flower seems assured of another brilliant season if one were to judge from the numerous seed pods that are found on every hand. One finds them nodding in the breeze at the end of long slender stems, 8 to 12 inches long. These seed pods are divided into three parts and at the present time are just beginning to burst and scatter great numbers of seeds--assurance of their abundance when the snows recede up the mountainside next summer.
Ranger Macy brought in several white mimulus or monkey flowers the other day that he found growing along with the red variety on Edith Creek. He states that he has observed this small clump each year for the past three years and the white flowers have been found growing in the same locality.
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