This flower was growing near a waterfall on Mt. Charleston in NV. Above 7000 ft. maybe 8. Covered in snow in the winter, 80's in the summer.
ID please What is it?
I did a search on google.
It looks like it may be a NV columbine.
Good call. I had no clue as to a genus, didn't even think to search "NV wild flowers". There are three candidates in the plant files. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/277612/ , http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/156128/ , and http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/266689/ . My guess is the Arizona.
Thanks for the nudge in the right direction. David
You can order this from High Country Gardens! It's called Aquilegia canadensis "Little Lanterns". Very pretty wildflower you can plant in your garden.
I love High Country Gardens' catalog, but I live on tree-lined salt water marsh landfill in NYC, so my only xeric sites are those I build. No big sky landscapes of full-sun wildflowers for me, except in pictures. So thanks for these glorious wildlings!
Hi DawnSharon! I live near Seattle, so you wouldn't think stuff from High Country Gardens would do well here, but strangely we reliably have months in the summer without much rain so some of their stuff grows for me. Aquilegia love it here. I do ogle the pictures in their catalog all winter long while it rains and rains and rains... Sometimes I wish I lived back in NYC just so it would get hot in the summer. Then I recall the mosquitoes and traffic, and the moment passes! What do you grow? I'm thinking Peonies would be happy.
Peonies are doing fairly well for me, a novice with them. They bloom well for young plants but their foliage never makes it through to frost; it gets mildewed in summer, from humidity or from precipitation swings. As long as they come back strong in the spring, it's a small price to pay.
My happiest annuals are nigella, blue woodruff, and alyssum (lobularia, now); they reseed in most of my beds, and some of the alyssum is T&M seed strains with added warm rose, peach, and lemon-cream shades, like 'Allure Pastel Mixed' (or maybe it's 'Aphrodite Improved Mixed'). I should really bite the bullet and figure out how to post pictures, because whichever strain it is, there's an ombre effect in each flower head, with the center florets deeper than the outer ones, that gives great depth and beauty to the mass of flowers.
Yes DawnSharon- Your new "homework" this winter is to learn to post a pic- I am somewhat tech-challanged but really it only took a very short time to figure out. If you have photos in your computer already it only takes a few seconds once you have done it. And it is not hard to remember. I want to see your blue woodruff!