For a short time I thought about posting photos of all of the wildflowers I encountered on the trail to Pear Lake, but upon counting them and finding that there were 35 different species, I decided instead to just post two sets, leaving out many whose photos I have posted before including Glacier Lilies and Springbeauties which bloomed at the lower elevations months ago but are now in full bloom among the snowbanks that remain on the high ridge just before the trail drops down to Pear Lake.
Harebells, Bluebells of Scotland, Campanula rotundifolia
Clustered Thistle, Cirsium brevistylum
Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum
Pearly Everlasting, Anaphalis margaritacea
Pipsissewa, Prince’s Pine, Chimaphila umbellata
Ocean Spray, Holodiscus discolor (These are blossoming shrubs and their large clusters of blooms decorate many hillsides this time of summer)