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Cascade Mountain Wildflowers Color the Mountain Trails and Woodlands in Northern Washington State.

Avalanche Lilies Cascade Mountains fireweed fringed grass-of-parnassus heather lewis monkeyflower partridge-foot wildflower pearly everlasting subalpine spirea

 In August, authors Bernie Nagy and Linda Nagy visited the Cascade Mountains in Northern Washington. They were amazed at the wildflowers still in bloom. They saw some familiar Rocky Mountain wildflowers plus many new flowers. The new discoveries only grow in the Cascade Mountains. Mountain Heather in white and pink was at subalpine elevations.   Surprisingly, white Avalanche Lilies were still blooming in late August. Rosy subalpine Spirea shrubs were covered with rounded flowerheads of tiny 5-petalled pink blossoms.     Another standout flower was the evergreen Partridge-foot. Although the spikes of yellow flowers were small, they were growing in large...

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