Alpine Plants--part 1
All photographs copyright Stephen Sharnoff
Lewisia pygmaea, nestled in a streamside gravelbed at about 11,000 feet above Tioga Pass.
Trifolium kingii, a kind of clover, growing on an open slope above Sonora Pass.
Polemonium eximum., or sky pilot, which only grows on the highest slopes and ridges.
Castilleja nana, a small paintbrush from a ridgetop above Tioga Pass.
Epilobium obcordatum. or rockfringe, above treeline in a drainage high on the middle fork of Bishop Creek.
Raillardella argentea from
the rocky slopes alpine slopes above Convict Lake.
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