Flowers of the Canadian Rockies from Banff to Sparwood

Cycling the Great Divide from Banff to Sparwood the sides of the tracks are ablaze with flowers. I have included a selection here. They are not particularly rare, it is just the density along the side of the tracks that is impressive.

Cornus canadensis
Cornus canadensis

These carpeted the floor of the woodlands we cycled through.

Campanula rotundifolia
Campanula rotundifolia
Wild alpine strawberries were everywhere we often had these for a snack
Wild alpine strawberries were everywhere we often had these for a snack
Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja miniata and Yellow Rattle - Rhinanthus minor
Indian Paintbrush – Castilleja miniata and Yellow Rattle – Rhinanthus minor

 

Yellow Mountain Aven - Dryas octopetala
Yellow Mountain Aven – Dryas octopetala
I think that these are Asphodels
I think that these are Asphodels
Some of the flowers beside Spray Lake
Some of the flowers beside Spray Lake
Indian paintbrush
Indian paintbrush
Grasses
Grasses
Oxeye daisies with Fireweed
Oxeye daisies with Fireweed
I have no idea what this is - any ideas?
I have no idea what this is – any ideas?

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Wind flower seedhead
Wind flower seedhead

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Potentilla

Juniper
Juniper

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