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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 »

More White Flowers

Stickleaf

NPS Photo by Sally King

STICKLEAF (Mentzelia pumila)
Blooms in late summer then into fall. Found in disturbed soils of the pinon-juniper woodland. Can be seen along the entrance road or at Juniper Campground.
 
White Stemless Evening-Primrose

NPS Photo by Sally King

WHITE STEMLESS EVENING-PRIMROSE (Oenothera caespitosa)
Blooms starting in late spring (May) and continues to bloom intermittently throughout the summer and into early fall. Common in disturbed soils such as in Frijoles Canyon.
 
Cow-Parsnips

NPS Photo by Sally King

COW PARSNIPS (Heracleum lanatum)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found along streams. Common in Upper Frijoles Canyon.
 
Easter Daisies

Photo by Sally King

EASTER DAISY (Townsendia exscapa)
Low growing, blooms early in the spring. Found mostly in the Pinon-Juniper Woodland on trails such as Burnt Mesa and the Burro Trail.
 
Gooseberry

Photo by Sally King

GOOSEBERRY (Ribes inerme)
Blooms in early spring. Has spines at leaf buds. Found in the canyons and on wet slopes.
 
wax currant

Photo by Sally King

WAX CURRANT (Ribes cereum)
Blooms in early spring. Found in moist canyons and wetter slopes. No spines.
 
Pale Wolfberry

Photo by Sally King

PALE WOLFBERRY (Lycium pallidum)
Blooms in spring. Usually found on or near archeological sites. Used by Ancestral Pueblo people and, to some extent, it was cultivated.
 
Spotted Coralroot

Photo by Sally King

SPOTTED CORALROOT (Corallorhiza maculata)
Blooms in mid-summer. Found in moist canyons and on wetter slopes.
 
Monument Plant

photo by sally king

MONUMENT PLANT (Swertia radiata)
Also called Deer's Ears. Found on open slopes of the mixed conifer forest like on Cerro Grande Route. Large plant, blooms in mid to late summer.
 
Sand Aster

photo by sally king

SAND ASTER (Leucelene ericoides)
Found in the pinon-juniper woodland. Blooms in early summer.
 
Death Camas

photo by sally king

DEATH CAMAS (Zygadenus elegans)
Found in higher elevations of the park like Alamo Boundary Trail. Blooms in mid-summer. Poisonous.
 
Mockorange

photo by sally king

MOCKORANGE (Philadelphus microphyllus)
Tall, thin bush. Blooms in early summer. Flowers are extremely fragrant. Found in the canyons such as Frijoles Canyon.
 
Wild Strawberry

photo by sally king

WILD STRAWBERRY (Fragaria americana)
Blooms in late spring, early summer. Flowers followed by edible fruit. Found in canyons in the Ponderosa and mixed conifer forests.
 
Western Baneberry

photo by sally king

WESTERN BANEBERRY (Actaea arguta)
Blooms in mid-summer. Found in moist canyons of the mixed conifer forest such as Upper Frijoles Canyon. Flowers are followed by toxic berries.
 
sego lily pair

photo by sally king

SEGO LILY (Calochortus nuttallii)
Found in the Pinon-Juniper Woodland such as on the Burro Trail. Blooms in late spring to early summer.
 
helleborine

photo by sally king

HELLEBORINE (Epipactis gigantea)
Rare orchid. Blooms in late summer. Found in cool moist locations near streams or springs. Do not pick.

 
cliffbush 2

photo by sally king

CLIFFBUSH (Jamesia americana)
A small bush. Grows at higher elevations or in moist areas. White flowers in mid-summer.

 
thimbelberry

photo by sally king

THIMBLEBERRY (Rubus parviflorus)
Large white flowers in mid-summer followed by red berries. Found in moist canyons or high elevations such as along Alamo Boundary Trail.

 

Did You Know?

Tarantula Hawk

Tarantula hawk hatchlings feed on the still living body of a tarantula captured by their mother. The mother tarantula hawk must fight the tarantula and then drag it to a burrow where she deposits an egg.