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Very rare beargrass at Glacier National Park

Yesterday’s hike to Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park. The beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) only blooms every five years (or longer!) so we were happy to experience it! The beargrass jumps out of the landscape because they are bright white, bulbous, and about two to three feet tall. They are positively alien-like, particularly when spread through a dense forest. They remind me of the Kodama spirits from Princess Mononoke. Very cool hike.