• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Bryce Point to Peekaboo Connector Trail Closure

    Due to a large rockslide, the connecting trail from Bryce Point to Peekaboo Loop is closed. Trail will be reopened once repairs are made. The Peekaboo Loop is open, but must be accessed from Sunset or Sunrise Point.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, multiple backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek, Swamp Canyon, Natural Bridge, Iron Spring, Corral Hollow, Riggs Spring and Yovimpa Pass.

Bush Cinquefoil

Common Names: Bush Cinquefoil, Shrubby Cinquefoil
Scientific Name: Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (also known as Potentilla fruticosa)
Size (height) English & Metric: 12-36" (30-95 cm)
Habitat: Rocky, subalpine meadows near timberlines as well as lower moist areas and streambanks and active washes
Flowering Season (for Bryce region): May - August
Range: All of Northern North America and down through the Southwest

Bush Cinquefoil

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General Description:
This large bush is a member of the rose family. The flowers are shiny yellow with five petals. The bark is reddish in color and from the stems grow short, slender leaves.

Plant Lore:
Deer and livestock forage on its astringent foliage.

Conservation Message:
Overgrazing by livestock can reduce the vigor of this plant and create competition between deer and livestock for limited food sources.

When and where to see at Bryce:
Look for this plant along roadsides and trails. The best examples can be found along the Mossy Cave Trail during June through August.

Further Reading:
Buchanan, Hayle 1992. Wildflowers of Southwestern Utah. Bryce Canyon Natural History Association. Bryce Canyon, Utah.

Spellenberg, Richard. 2001. National Audubon Society's Field Guide to North American Wildflowers - Western Region. Knopf Inc. NY, NY.

Did You Know?

Utah Prairie Dog

Utah Prairie Dogs are a threatened species found only in southwestern Utah. Distinguishable by its white tail and black eyebrows, several colonies are located within Bryce Canyon's boundaries. More...