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    Through October 27, 2014 all access to the most visited part of the park, Frijoles Canyon, will be via a mandatory shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock from 9 AM - 3 PM daily. Private cars may drive in before 9 AM or after 3 PM. More »

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Chiming Bells

NPS Photo by Sally King

CHIMINGBELLS (Mertensia lanceolata)
One of several flowers that is also called Bluebells. Early to mid spring bloomer found in moist canyons. Often one of the first flowers of the spring to bloom in the riparian zones.
 
Franciscan Bluebells

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FRANCISCAN BLUEBELLS (Mertensia franciscana)
Blooms mid to late summer. Found along streams like in Frijoles Canyon.
 
Vining Four O'Clock

NPS Photo by Sally King

VINING FOUR-O'CLOCK (Mirabilis oxybaphoides)
Vine blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and in Frijoles Canyon.
 
James Geranium

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JAMES GERANIUM (Geranium caespitosum)
Starts blooming in mid summer and continues throughout the rest of summer and early fall. Common in the Ponderosa pine and Mixed Conifer forests.
 
Purple Wallflower

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PURPLE WALLFLOWER (Sisymbrium linearifolium)
Blooms in late summer. Common in Frijoles Canyon, other riparian areas, and sometimes on the mesatops.
 
Silver-leaf Nightshade

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SILVERLEAF NIGHTSHADE (Solanum elaeagnifolium)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Common in the pinon-juniper woodland and along the Rio Grande.
 
Purple Prarie Clover

NPS Photo by Sally King

PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER (Petalostemum purpureum)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found along roadsides in the pinon-juniper woodlands.
 
Purple Aster

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TOWNSEND'S ASTER (Townsendia incana)
A purple aster with thicker rays. Blooms in late summer into autumn. May be found in the pinon-juniper woodland or Ponderosa pine forest.

 
Pasque Flower

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PASQUE FLOWER (Pulsatilla ludoviciana)
Blooms early spring. Found in the canyons of the Ponderosa pine forests.
 
Pale Blue Trumpet

NPS Photo by Sally King

PALE BLUE TRUMPET (Ipomopsis longiflora)
Blooms in late summer and through fall. Common in Frijoles Canyon and along roads and trails.
 
Dotted Gayfeather

NPS Photo by Sally King

DOTTED GAYFEATHER (Liatris punctata)
Blooms in late summer and into fall. Common in the pinon-juniper woodland. Can be seen on Burnt Mesa Trail.
 
Nodding Onion

NPS Photo by Sally King

NODDING ONION (Allium cernuum)
Bloom from early summer throughout summer and into autumn. May be found in all parts of the park except the lowest elevations.
 
Tall Lupine

NPS Photo by Sally King

TALL LUPINE (Lupinus spp.)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and can be seen on Burnt Mesa trail.
 
Cosmos

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COSMOS (Cosmos parviflorus)
Similar to garden grown cosmos but smaller. Blooms in mid to late summer and may be found in disturbed soils such as along roadways or in canyons. Can be seen on Burnt Mesa trail.
 
New Mexico Locust

NPS Photo by Sally King

NEW MEXICO LOCUST (Robinia neomexicana)
Short, shrubby, and extremely thorny tree that forms thickets. Blooms in late spring to early summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and Ponderosa pine forest.
 
Locoweed

NPS Photo by Sally King

LOCOWEED (Astragalus spp)
Also called milkvetch. Numerous varieties which bloom from early spring through mid summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodlands.

 
Verbena

NPS Photo by Sally King

DESERT VERBENA (Verbena wrightii)
Blooms throughout the summer. Found in lower canyons such as on the Falls Trail, along the Rio Grande, or in Mid to Lower Capulin Canyon.

 
Wire lettuce

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WIRE-LETTUCE (Stephanomeria spp)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland.
 
Shooting Star

Photo by Sally King

SHOOTING STAR (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found at moist meadows at higher elevation such as Cerro Grande trail.
 

Did You Know?

Tyuonyi Pueblo

It is estimated that Tyuonyi Pueblo had 400 rooms but only 100 people lived there. Many of the rooms were used mostly for storage of food and pens for turkeys.