Alpine Garden In Bloom

June 14, 2015
Rhododendron lapponicum
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Loiseleuria procumbens
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Diapensia lapponica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 11,  six of the AMC’s Outdoor Guides and I hiked through the Alpine Garden on Mount Washington, in search of the spring alpine bloom. It was a beautiful, but very windy day.

Diapensia (Diapensia lapponica), Alpine azalea (Loiseleuria procumbens) and Lapland rosebay (Rhododendron lapponicum) are among the first to bloom above tree line and often do so simultaneously.

 

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A black wolf spider enjoying the warm rocks.

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I’ll post another flower update next week.  Get up there!

N. Pizzo/ AMC Program Manager and Senior Naturalist

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