Northwest Summer Wildflowers

Summer is the season for the peak subalpine and alpine wildflower bloom in the Pacific Northwest. Typically the best flowers in the high meadows are blooming toward the end of July and into early August. The bloom season is short at the higher elevations as plants struggle to set seed during the brief interval when the mountains are snow-free. By the end of August most flowers have finished except for some late season Asters and the Rabbitbrush that will have blossoms through October in some east-side sites.