Yellow, Flower, Round Top Lake, Sierra Nevada


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 07 February 2012

 

Near Round Top Lake

Sierra Nevada Mountains

Carson Pass Management Unit, El Dorado National Forest.

9360 Feet.

June 8, 2009 

Yellow unidentified flower, Round Top Lake, 9360 feet.

The flowers were just beginning to burst out of their pods.

This flower was very early. The majority of the terrain was still covered with Spring snows. Here's a picture of the snowcover from that June 2009 trip:

Round Top in early June Snow, 2009.
 

The Yellow Flower was taking advantage of an area cleared of snow by the absorbed heat radiating out of the surrounding rock.

From the Trail Guide

Trail Guide Page: Round Top Lake

Topo Hiking Map: Carson Pass Hiking Topo Map

 

Flower Resources

CalFlora

Sierra Nevada Wildflowers

 

Can you identify this flower?

 

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