a photo of waxflower
Waxflowers (Jamesia americana) were named after botanist Edwin James of the 1819/1820 Major Stephen Long expedition. In autumn, they provide a lovely red contrast to the blue-green of the spruce.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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