Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Unknown Beauty

This is some sort of succulent growing at the 12,095ft (3686m) along the continental divide near Independence Pass. State highway 82 traverse the pass and is the second highest paved road in Colorado. The road is open only during the summer, from late May until the first heavy snow storm in fall.

It's a great place to see a variety of alpine plants and animals. When I visited there last month, the wild flowers were at their peak.

If anyone knows the name of this plant, please let me know!

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9 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Plant survival at that elevation is amazing. Looks like some kind of sedum. Great capture as always Russ.

Photo Cache said...

So amazing all the flora in your habitat. I am curious about that blurred out blue flower too.

kaye said...

it is pretty, it reminds me of hens and chicks

Willard said...

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Linnea W said...

Interesting plant...don't know what it is. It looks like it could almost be a sea plant!!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely capture of the succulent...sorry i am not up on them. the color is beautiful. also like that touch of blue in the corner.
have a wonderful week.

SandyCarlson said...

I don't know the name. It's interesting, and the color is wonderful.

Wolynski said...

Amazing how you can find plants at high altitudes - lovely photo.

Bryan said...

Hmm, they look familiar, but I can't quite place the name. Maybe it'll come to me sometime during the day.

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