I photographed these new shoots emerging at the base of a clump of Whitebark pine(Pinus albicaulis). The location is Alpine County, CA, USA. On the trail from Carson Pass to Winnemucca Lake. We had just passed Frog Lake the elevation was in the region of 8600' (2 621m). I feel it may be a hemiparasitic species due to it's late emergence. This plant was just emerging in late July.The bright red caught my eye right away.
The second shot is of a sprout that is in leaf and bud.