Area of Kurodake Ishimuro

Until several days ago, the Rhododendron aureum formed thick communities; however, wilting has already become quite noticeable. On the other hand, increasing numbers of Sieversia pentapetala, Phyllodoce caerulea, and Primula cuneifolia var. cuneifolia are blooming in their place.
Although these flowers are blooming in only certain areas at the present moment, they will likely fill in more in the coming weather.
Photos: Near Ishimuro with Mt. Ryoundake (left) and Mt. Eboshidake (right) in the background Jul. 8