Oct. 26, 2020

alp-lily, Lloydia serotina

Sometimes the opportunities dictate the image. This one of alp-lilies is something less than ideal. But it was the best available given time and place. If we had been up there on Mt. Evans a few days later, there probably would have been more choices. One recent source calls this Gagea serotina. Don't yet know whether we should be memorializing Lloyd or Gage, or which name will stick. Maybe we should use the Welsh brwynddail y mynydd, if only we knew how to pronounce it. Alp-lily is circumpolar, here occurring in AK, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, BC, NT and YT. There is a yellow colored variety on two islands on the British Columbian coast. Mt. Evans National Park, Clear Creek Co CO, 6/18/13. Lily family, Liliaceae.