Whiplash saxifrage (Saxifraga flagellaris)

These were late in 2015 at Loveland Pass: July 27, 2015. The base is striking.

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Closeup of the one above:

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Juy 5, 2014, Loveland Pass, north side, below first high bump, not too far from road, but very high up.

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These next two are from the slope on the N side of Independence Pass.

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Note the interesting looking base. The next shot shows the base in more detail, which also shows the red runners that define this flower.

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Next one is from July 24, 2016, above Loveland Pass; a bit early given this year’s late snow, but a couple were out.

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