Alpine Buttercup The Alpine Buttercup looks more like the 'normal' flower you may have put under your chin long ago. However the number of petals varies from plant to plant which puts it in the 'strange' category again.
Columbine Alpine Columbine is the only Columbine found at Tahoe. It is hard to find the flower lit properly for a photograph due to its graceful dip.
Monkshood 2 Monkshood looks exactly like its name. It loves stream banks and can be deep purple to an almost white color. Since monkshood grows to four feet or so, I could get the sky as a background.
Towering Larkspur 2 Larkspur is, perhaps, the best know of the three "strange" ones. Delphinium is the scientific name that many know from their nursery visits. the "spur" is out of the back of the flower. I'll leave it up to you to decide where the "lark" is?
Water Buttercup Water Buttercups live mostly under water in streams. All the leaves are submerged and only the flower itself keeps its head above water. This flower was a delightful find on the way to Dardanelles Lake.