Teton Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
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Grand Teton National Park
These arrowleaf balsamroot wildflowers, commonly known as Oregon sunflowers, have a grand view of the Grand Tetons from the valley below the towering range. The region’s harsh weather means that only the hardiest of wildflowers, such as the bright yellow arrowheads, can survive. The plants are drought tolerant, winter hardy, tenacious against being stepped on and even fire resistant, with a taproot which regenerates leaves and flowers after the top has burned.
Located just 16 kilometres from Yellowstone National Park in the United States, Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding national forests make up the 7-million-hectare (more than 70,000-square-kilometre) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the world's largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems. There’s something for every lover of the outdoors here, and the park is a popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, fishing and other forms of recreation, with more than 1,000 drive-in campsites and over 320 kilometres of hiking trails that provide access to backcountry camping areas. Grand Teton National Park is one of the 10 most popular parks in the United States.