In this montane meadow at Togwotee Pass in Wyoming, discover wildflowers and the meadow thistle (Cirsium scaroiosum).
While some people collect photos of architecture or kittens, I love thistles. Native thistles in their natural environment.
|meadow thistle (Cirsium scaroiosum)|
I have a hunch these plants really dazzle in the ultraviolet part of the light spectrum, creating a beacon to attract native bees and insects. The meadow thistle lives at high elevation and must attract its pollinators during a short alpine summer.
|creamy buckwheat (Eriogonium umbellatum var. subalpinum)|
Togwotee Pass is adjacent to Tetons National Park and Yellowstone National Park. (watch bison in Yellowstone)
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