Tag Archives: Colorado wildflowers

Lance-Leaved Stonecrop

Sedum lanceolatum I tend to think of this bunchy upright succulent as a loner, but right now I’m seeing crops of stonecrops:  

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Fleabanes and the Like

Another one of those large flower groups that prove troublesome to those of us who haven’t learned to key out plants. These are some of the first flowers we see in spring, but like so many of the native plants, … Continue reading

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Narrow-leaved puccoon

If you’re new to Between Urban and Wild or haven’t stopped by in a while, we’re having a terrific wildflower year in this part of central Colorado. I’m spending July blogging the bloom: posting a photo a day of a … Continue reading

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Western Blue Flax

Linum lewisii

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Thimbleberry

I’ve been using the term “wildflowers,” but I’m including flowering plants more broadly in my project. Rubus parviflorus   7/8: Nope.  More likely Boulder Raspberry, Oreobatus deliciosus. They’re almost finished flowering now, with just a few scattered flowers on the bushes, but … Continue reading

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Silky Locoweed

This white form of locoweed tends to bloom early. Most of it has set set seed in our area already, but those plants still flowering are popular. Oxytropis sericea Same bumblebee here (it worked over a cluster of plants quite … Continue reading

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Scarlet Paintbrush

Okay, everyone, I need you to imagine the sound of a bottle rocket launching. Here, I’ll help you: tskssssssssssksssssshsss…. sksssssssshssskssssssss…. shsssksssssssssssskssssss… Bang! Castilleja miniata

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Groundsels

Senecio species I’d need to dig deeper to narrow down the name, since we have a couple of variations in leaf shape/wooliness and some differences in the ray shape and arrangement. Based on the habitat here, chances are pretty good … Continue reading

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Sticky Geranium

Geranium viscosissimum One of our relatively few pink wildflowers.    

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July Vacation

This morning began with work on a blog post I’ve had in mind since sometime in May. I took a batch of pictures for it on the first of June, and finally started writing this morning, running late but determined … Continue reading

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