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Wildflowers of White Wolf: Species List - August 25, 2012

September 01, 2012 Posted by: BW and AH - Mather District Volunteer and Interpretive Rangers

Wildflower Species List: August 25, 2012

Species (by family) seen blooming on August 25 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)
Meadow Goldenrod (Solidago Canadensis)   
Ericameria (Ericameria bloomer)
       
Carrot Family
Grays Lovage (Ligusticum grayi)
Parish's Yampah (Perideridia parishii)
   
Pea Family
Brewers Lupine (Lupinus breweri)
Large-leaved Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
   
Rose Family
Slender Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis)

Saint John's Wort Family
Tinker's Penny (Hypericum anagalloides)

Snapdragon Family
Primrose Monkey Flower (Mimulus primuloides)
Great Red Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)


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