National Geographic : 1948 Jun
V Hardy Flowers oftheTetons Grow and Bloom Quickly Nature equips all tomake abrave show despite long winters and short summers. Left, dogtooth violet (Erythronium grandiflorum), also known asglacier lily (Plate II). Indians eat itsbulbs, seed pods, andleaves. Center, columbine (Aquilegia coerulea), State flower ofColorado, ornaments canyons andclimbs totimber line. Right, alpine buttercup (Ranunculus adoneus) isrelated tolarkspur, anemone, monkshood, baneberry, clematis, and meadow rue. © National Geographic Society Kodachromies byFrank and John Craighead Alpine Sunflowers Turn Their Backs on Mountain Grandeur These specimens of Rydbergia grandiflora face east; behind them lieAlaska Basin, inthe western watershed of the Tetons, and distant Idaho. Near this spot passes Skyline Trail, part ofa90-mile network penetrating areas of Grand Teton NationalPark, which only afew years agowas anunbroken wilderness.