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Havardia Pallens

Havardia Pallens

Fouquieria macdougalii ocotillo-plant

Fouquieria macdougalii ocotillo-plant

Cercocarpus montanus - Mountain-Mahogany - Rose Family (Roseaceae) - Summer - Colorado Wildflower

Cercocarpus montanus - Mountain-Mahogany - Rose Family (Roseaceae) - Summer - Colorado Wildflower

Echinocereus viridiflorus - Hen and Chickens - Cactus Family (Cactaceae) - Summer - Colorado Wildflower - Viridflorus means green-flowered, which describes the flowers of this cactus. Spines of Echinocereus sp. grow in straight lines along longitudinal ridges on the plant. This helps distinguish Echinocereus from Coryphantha sp., which has spines growing from tubercles not arranged in straight lines.

Echinocereus viridiflorus - Hen and Chickens - Cactus Family (Cactaceae) - Summer - Colorado Wildflower - Viridflorus means green-flowered, which describes the flowers of this cactus. Spines of Echinocereus sp. grow in straight lines along longitudinal ridges on the plant. This helps distinguish Echinocereus from Coryphantha sp., which has spines growing from tubercles not arranged in straight lines.

Packera plattensis - Ragwort aka Groundsel aka Prairie Ragwort - Aster Family (Asteraceae) Early and Summer - Colorado Wildflower

Packera plattensis - Ragwort aka Groundsel aka Prairie Ragwort - Aster Family (Asteraceae) Early and Summer - Colorado Wildflower

Packera plattensis - Ragwort aka Groundsel aka Prairie Ragwort - Aster Family (Asteraceae) Early and Summer - Colorado Wildflower

Packera plattensis - Ragwort aka Groundsel aka Prairie Ragwort - Aster Family (Asteraceae) Early and Summer - Colorado Wildflower

Ipomopsis spicata - Spike gilia - Phlox Family (Polemoniaceae) - Early and Summer - Colorado Wildflower - Topped with a dense spike of cream-colored flowers. Plants are sticky with resin glands. Leaves are narrow and pinnately lobed. Plants grow to about 1-foot tall on dry sites on the foothills and plains.

Ipomopsis spicata - Spike gilia - Phlox Family (Polemoniaceae) - Early and Summer - Colorado Wildflower - Topped with a dense spike of cream-colored flowers. Plants are sticky with resin glands. Leaves are narrow and pinnately lobed. Plants grow to about 1-foot tall on dry sites on the foothills and plains.

Grindelia squarrosa - Curlycup gumweed - Aster Family (Asteraceae) - Summer and Late - Colorado Wildflower

Grindelia squarrosa - Curlycup gumweed - Aster Family (Asteraceae) - Summer and Late - Colorado Wildflower

Comandra umbellata - Bastard toadflax - Sandalwood Family (Santalaceae) - Summer - Colorado Wildflower - Despite the common name Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata is neither a noxious weed nor closely related to Dalmatian or Yellow Toadflax. Bastard Toadflax is a native plant, blooming in spring and early summer on dry sites. What appear to be white petals are actually sepals, and the flower has no true petals. The plants are usually 3" to 12" tall.

Comandra umbellata - Bastard toadflax - Sandalwood Family (Santalaceae) - Summer - Colorado Wildflower - Despite the common name Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata is neither a noxious weed nor closely related to Dalmatian or Yellow Toadflax. Bastard Toadflax is a native plant, blooming in spring and early summer on dry sites. What appear to be white petals are actually sepals, and the flower has no true petals. The plants are usually 3" to 12" tall.

Artemisia ludoviciana - White sage - Aster Family (Asteraceae) - Summer and Late - Colorado Wildflower

Artemisia ludoviciana - White sage - Aster Family (Asteraceae) - Summer and Late - Colorado Wildflower

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