American Bistort polygonum bistortoides locally known as bottle brush is a subalpine flower growing in the mountain meadows of Washington State. The starchy rhizome of this plant was used as a food source by the Native Americans and when roasted over an open fire has a flavor resembling roasted chestnuts. The Mountain Daisy Erigeron peregrinus is another subalpine flower. It doesn’t have any uses, it just looks pretty, and that’s enough. Captured at Paradise on Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park.