Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Flowers are scattered throughout Yellowstone’s northern landscape from April through September. During winter they lie dormant, waiting to burst into color.
Several factors determine what you might see, and where.
• How hot or cold has it been this growing season?
• Has it rained or snowed much this year?
• Some flowers are early bloomers, others are late
• Many northern range flowers like sunny locations, but some need a cool, shady, or moist spot
• Some flowers hug the edges of high, craggy peaks while others flourish in the lowlands
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 57.659′ N, 110° 34.03′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Upper Grand Loop Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Forces of the Northern Range Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Land Tells the Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Trembling Aspens (within shouting distance of this marker); Seasons of the Range (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire – A Fundamental Force (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Wildlife Paradise (about 300 feet away); Wolf Tracks (about 400 feet away); Glacial Boulder (about 400 feet away); The Forest that Needs Fire (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. The marker includes a book that identifies some northern range wildflowers. These include Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Larkspur, Wild Flax, Prairie Smoke, Violet, Sticky Geranium, Phlox, Stonecrop, and Lupine.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.