Yosemite and Tioga Pass Area

The Fort Miller Clarkia (Clarkia williamsonii) stands out from the crowd in sunny meadows and other grassy areas from the foothills up to around 6,000 feet. The stunning flower is named after a fort that was south of Yosemite in the mid1800's. Lt. Williamson of the transcontinental RR may have found these flowers at the Fort.