Sure this is a geology blog, but these wildflowers …

… are fantastic!

Blue flax, Indian Paintbrush and other wildflowers near Tony Grove Lake, Cache County, Utah.

Geologists are natural historians, so of course anything natural (or historical!) fascinates us. Stephanie Jarvis showed us some flowers (and mushrooms) in Alaska this summer. Last year we looked at acacia trees in Israel. We’ve even delighted in moss, flowers and wild strawberries in Estonia. The wildflowers this week in Logan Canyon, northern Utah, are extraordinary. In keeping with tradition, I want to share a few.

Colorado Columbine (left); Scarlet Gilia (right).

Blue Flax (left); Sticky Geraniums (right).

Floret of a Giant Gentian (left); florets of the Elephant's Head Figwort (right).

About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Professor of Geology at The College of Wooster. He specializes in invertebrate paleontology, carbonate sedimentology, and stratigraphy. He also is an expert on pseudoscience, especially creationism.
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2 Responses to Sure this is a geology blog, but these wildflowers …

  1. Megan Innis says:

    These are so beautiful! I love it.

  2. Stephanie Jarvis says:

    Those are awesome!!!

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