Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nature Notes: Flowers at Bryce Canyon

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At first glace, the campground at Bryce Canyon didn't look very colourful. But a closer look revealed a number of wildflowers spread around the meadows and below the shrubs. I found all of these just twenty steps or so from our RV. The one above is a Plantainleaf Buttercup (Ranunculus alismifolius)

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Markagunt Penstemon (Penstemon leiophyllus)

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Wyoming Paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia)

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Many-flowered Stoneseed (Lithospermum multiflorum)

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I'm not 100% sure - might be a Sudrops species (Calylophus spec.)

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Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)

Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods

Sources:
Wildflowers of Utah - a colour-coded guide with thumbnails
Dave's Garden excellent for plant ID
Bryce Canyon NP website

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