Jackson Hole glows with abundant wildflowers all summer long. Their showy colors and patterns leave us filled with a joy that cultivated gardens can’t give. It’s like they hold a secret, and inside that secret is your own secret for why they are so lovely. My secret love for wildflowers is because they grow so hard and so fast for such a short, beautiful life.
The most treasured moment of a hiker is when you come upon a meadow of wildflowers in perfect bloom. It’s when you really know you’re in the right place at the right time. So, here are a few of my favorites, and don’t waste any more time. Go out and find your own favorite meadow of wildflowers this summer.
Lupine are also a pretty classic wildflower, and are easily identified by their classic leaf pattern. Their purple blue flowers offer some incredible fragrance, and they can be some of the first flowers of the season to bloom on the river bottom. You can also easily collect their seed pods in the late summer and fall for some wildflowers of your own!
So, without further ado, grab your kiddos and a little flower book and head into the woods looking for some of summer’s greatest gifts. Share your favorite wildflower or meadow pictures with us too!