Now that it's September, the fields of fireweed are the gift that keeps on giving. In the first two weeks of the month, the leaves turned a beautiful burgundy, and now, in the past week, the seed pods have been splitting open, releasing what might be the lightest and most abundant seed in the Rockies.
|Fireweed leaves turning burgundy, with some harebells in the mix.|
|There were 581 seeds in this one fireweed seed pod (plus the ones that blew away).|
|A field of fireweed going to seed yesterday on the Highline trail near the Plain of Six Glaciers.|
Happy first day of autumn everyone!