Back Country Campsite Closed
Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek
Common Name(s): Rock Columbine, Dwarf Blue Columbine
Scientific Name: Aquilegia scopulorum
Size (height) English & Metric: 6-8" (15-20 cm)
Habitat: Steep, eroded slopes
Flowering Season (for Bryce region): May - July
Range: Gravelly, subalpine areas in Utah
When and where to see at Bryce:
Spence, John and Buchanan, Hayle. 1993. "1993 Update, Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah." The Great Basin Naturalist, Volume 53, No. 3.
Did You Know?
USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36) was named after the park. Commissioned 15 September 1950 at Charleston SC,(22 years after the park was established, to the day), Decommissioned 30 June 1981. A plaque, with a Flag and Ensign last flown over the ship are on display in the Headquarters building. More...