• South Window

    Arches

    National Park Utah

Red Flowers

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CACTACEAE

(Cactus Family)
Echinocereus triglochidiatus

CLARETCUP

 


POLEMONIACEAE

(Phlox Family)
Ipomopsis aggregata

SCARLET GILIA

 
Ipomopsis aggregata
    


SALICACEAE

(Willow Family)
Populus fremontii

FREMONT'S COTTONWOOD

 


SCROPHULARIACEAE
(Figwort Family)
Castilleja chromosa

COMMON PAINTBRUSH

 


SCROPHULARIACEAE
(Figwort Family)
Castilleja linariifolia

LINEARLEAF PAINTBRUSH

 


SCROPHULARIACEAE
(Figwort Family)
Mimulus eastwoodiae

SCARLET MONKEY-FLOWER

 


SCROPHULARIACEAE
(Figwort Family)
Penstemon eatonii

EATON'S PENSTEMON

 


SCROPHULARIACEAE
(Figwort Family)
Penstemon utahensis

UTAH PENSTEMON

 

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...