This wonderful alpine wildflower and member of the buttercup family is found at very high elevations in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, British Columbia and Alberta, and only shows itself in summer when the snow finally melts, preferring wet, gravelly soils, common at such altitudes. When pollinated, the the seedpods resemble large green furry mops turned upside down, where brisk alpine winds will disperse the seeds ensuring the next generation.
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