Mountain wildflowers

Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium), El Dorado County

Even though we’re in a drought this summer, I still found plenty of colorful flowers growing in the high mountains of El Dorado County in late July. I’ve used the Google Lens app to tentatively identify a few of them.

Sulfur flower (Eriogonum umbellatum)

Paintbrush and Alpine asters

Purple Penstemon, Caples Lake

Yarrow, Caples Lake

Fritillary on Coyote mint, Cody Lake

Fireweed, Caples Lake

Alpine aster, Cody Lake

Yarrow with beetle

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