Camping recently with family and friends affored me the opportunity to explore some early summer wildflowers near Grimes Creek in the Boise National Forest. Despite the noise and dust presented by regular ATV and dirt bike traffic, I had a very enjoyable weekend in the woods. What follows are some of the wildflowers I saw while exploring the area.
Erigeron pumilus, shaggy fleabane
Geranium viscosissimum, sticky purple geranium
Ipomopsis aggregata, scarlet gilia
Penstemon deustus, hotrock or scabland penstemon
Penstemon payettensis, Payette penstemon