Wildflowers of Yosemite

Spotted Coralroot Orchid

One of the wild orchids found in Yosemite – a spotted coralroot.

Applegate's Paintbrush

In this cluster of Applegate’s Paintbrush the flowers ranged from orange to yellow. One of the yellow flower heads can be seen in the background near the top.

Western Wallflower

Some Western Wallflowers near a fallen sequoia that has survived a forest fire.

Wild Iris

A close up of an Iris.

Yosemite '12 208

Another Iris with a wild strawberry flowering in the left side of this photograph.

Blue Flowering Shrub

I’ve been unable to identify this flowering shrub at this point so any help would be appreciated.

Locust Tree in Flower

This appears to be some sort of Locust Tree in bloom.

Moss Covering Trees

Maybe not a flowering plant but I loved the bright green moss covering the bark of these trees.

Closeup of the Moss

The moss close up.

Snowflowers on the Hillside

This hillside was devoid of any other vegetation but these snowflowers insisted on flowering.

Close up of a Snowflower

One of the snowflowers close-up. They were near the end of their blooming period.


White cinquefoils in full bloom.

Wild Lupine

Wild Lupines were blooming in many areas of Yosemite during June. Many of them were 3 – 4 feet tall along the roadside while others were maybe a foot in height like this one.

Mountain Dogwood

The Mountain Dogwoods were near the end of their flowering stage but there were still a few showing off for us.

Phlox Creeping Out From a Boulder

It’s amazing where plants can live. Even under this boulder phlox can survive.