Early summer is prime time for viewing one of New Hampshire's crown jewels, the botanical bonanza of blooming wildflowers on exposed alpine peaks of the White Mountains. One particularly good place to view this special show is in the Alpine Garden on Mt. Washington. The plants and flowers are small and fragile, but the colors can be spectacular and the scenery is unparalleled. Enjoy!
Early summer in the alpine tundra system of the Presidential Range in northern NH.
Lappland rosebay (Rhododendron lapponicum) and a dwarf willow (Salix uva-ursi)
in bloom in the alpine zone on Mt. Madison in June.
Diapensia (Diapensia lapponica) on Mt. Washington.
Alpine azalea (Loiseleuria procumbens) in bloom on Mt. Washington in June.
Bigelow's sedge (Carex bigelowii) along the Nelson Crag Trail in June.
(photos by Ben Kimball for NH Natural Heritage Bureau)