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    Arches

    National Park Utah

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APIACEAE

(Carrot Family)
Cymopterus purpurascens

WIDEWING SPRING-PARSLEY

 


APOCYNACEAE
(Dogbane Family)
Amsonia tomentosa

TOMENTOSE AMSONIA

 


ASCLEPIADACEAE
(Milkweed Family)
Asclepias speciosa

SHOWY MILKWEED

 


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Cirsium sp.

THISTLE

 


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Erigeron pulcerrimus

BASIN DAISY

 
Erigeron pulcherrimus
    


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Erigeron utahensis

UTAH DAISY

 
Erigeron utahensis
    


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Lygodesmia grandiflora

SHOWY RUSHPINK

 


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Machaeranthera canescens

HOARY SPINE ASTER

 


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Stephanomeria exigua

ANNUAL WIRELETTUCE

 

Did You Know?

John Wesley Wolfe

In the late 1800s, John Wesley Wolfe, a disabled Civil War veteran, and his son, Fred, built a homestead in what is now Arches National Park. A weathered log cabin, root cellar, and corral remain as evidence of the primitive ranch they operated for more than 10 years.