Vaccinium sp. and deer cabbage.
A neat thing about having mountains nearby is that you can pretty quickly change your surrounding flora and fauna--by going up. Continuing from the previous two posts, here I present some of the plants of the local subalpine. In the above photo, the plants of note, at least to me, are an unidentified species of Vaccinium, (a blueberry--mid- and upper picture, small oval leaves), and bottom right, deer cabbage, which grew in profusion along the banks of small streams and seeps.
Bog laurel, Kalmia polifolia.
Going up is like going north, and boreal gets boggy. Some of the same plants we find in our local sea-level sphagnum bogs also live in subalpine wet areas. Thus heaths-a-plenty, one being whatever Vaccinium that was, and another being bog laurel,