Saxifraga lyallii Engler
When traveling over the higher mountain regions above timber-
line, we frequently found the sloping banks of the tiny valleys spread
with carpets of redstem saxifrage. Where the soil was wet by drip-
pings from snowbanks, the tiny red and white flowers, carried well
above the tufts of leaves on their red stems, reached their greatest
perfection. When clumps of parnassia are associated with them, the
effect is beautiful indeed.
Redstem saxifrage is a plant of narrow range, being found only from
Montana and Alberta to British Columbia and Alaska.
The flowers sketched were obtained near Baker Lake, fifteen miles
by trail from Lake Louise, at an altitude of 6,500 feet.
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