Dwarf Fireweed on Toklat river in Denali NP
Dwarf Fireweed is much smaller than its taller relative, about a foot tall. It is often found growing along river banks and on islands. One lovely scene I saw was a large group of these pink flowers interspersed with Yellow Monkeyflower on an island in a snowmelt-fed creek. Smoke from distant wildfires obscured our view in Denali for 3-1/2 of the 4 days that we were in the park.