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The Shooting Star wildflowers in Rocky Mountain National Park are just spectacular! I’ve only seen them in two places in the park…Lily Lake and Black Canyon Trail on Lumpy Ridge.

The Shooting Star grows to about 9″ tall on a single stem. Its 1″ flowers are a deep pink and dart-like. Five petals sweep up from dark purple stamens. It has a yellow “neck” and a white “collar.” I usually find them near a stream or a lake.

The first photograph shows the Shooting Star in bloom, while the second photograph shows the flower after it has bloomed.

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Just beautiful, don’t you think? Have you ever seen one?

 

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2 Responses to “The Deep Pink Shooting Star Wildflowers Are Just Gorgeous On Black Canyon Trail In RMNP!”

  1. Kathleen says:

    So very pretty – such a contrast to the bold, rugged Rocky Mountains.

  2. Manny says:

    Nature the sculptress at her most exquisite best. Sad to see this gorgeous creature looking so despondent after having created such a magnificent bloom.

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