• Double O Arch

    Arches

    National Park Utah

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ASCLEPIADACEAE

(Milkweed Family)
Asclepias cryptoceras

PALLID MILKWEED

 


ASCLEPIADACEAE
(Milkweed Family)
Asclepias latifolia

BROADLEAF MILKWEED

 
Asclepias latifolia
    


ASCLEPIADACEAE
(Milkweed Family)
Asclepias macrosperma

DWARF MILKWEED

 


ASCLEPIADACEAE
(Milkweed Family)
Asclepias speciosa

SHOWY MILKWEED

 
Asclepias speciosa
    

ASTERACEAE
(Sunflower Family)

Artemisia spinescens

BUDSAGE

 


ASTERACEAE
(Sunflower Family)
Chaenactis stevioides

STEVIA DUSTY-MAIDEN

 


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Chaetopappa ericoides

ROSE-HEATH

 


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Chrysopsis villosa

HAIRY GOLDENASTER

 


ASTERACEAE

(Sunflower Family)
Cirsium sp.

THISTLE

 

Did You Know?

Close up of biological soil crust

The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Arches and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...