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Wildflowers of White Wolf: Species List - August 13, 2012

August 18, 2012 Posted by: AH - Mather District Interpretive Ranger

Wildflower Species List: August 13, 2012
  
Species (by family) seen blooming on August 13 along the trail from White Wolf to Lukens Lake:

If you're in the White Wolf area and see a flower in bloom along the trail that we don't have listed, we would love to have your help in keeping our list as complete as possible. A great way to let us know of your find is to talk to a White Wolf ranger at one of our free ranger-guided programs listed in the Yosemite Guide newspaper. If you're able to take a picture and/or describe where you saw it, that is always helpful.

Aster Family
Sierra Butterweed (Senecio scorzonella)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Arrowleafed Groundsel (Senecio triangularis)
Subalpine Hawkweed (Hieracium gracile)
White Hawkweed (Hieracium albiflorum)
Goldenaster (Aster brewerii)   
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
Meadow Goldenrod (Solidago Canadensis)   
Ericameria (Ericameria bloomer)
       
Carrot Family
Grays Lovage (Ligusticum grayi)
Parish's Yampah (Perideridia parishii)
   
Lily Family
False Hellebore (Corn Lily) (Veratrum californicum)

Pea Family
Brewers Lupine (Lupinus breweri)
Large-leaved Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
   
Rose Family
Dusky Horkelia (Horkelia fusca)
Slender Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis)

Snapdragon Family
Primrose Monkey Flower (Mimulus primuloides)
Little Elephant's Head (Pedicularis attollens)
Great Red Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)

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