Image by Barbra Fairclough
You can also see this prolific native on the subalpine plateaus of the Chilcotin. It is sheer delight to experience its happy scattering of colour presiding over a dormant grassland or scree slope that looks as if it would otherwise not host another living organism. This perennial will grow up to 80 centimetres in a clump with several composite flowers, each on a single stem. Its arrow-shaped leaves are a perfect foil for the bright-yellow flowers that arise from May into June, depending on where in the province you are.