• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

Plants

Elmao-Sunflower
Wildflowers abound throughout El Morro National Monument.
NPS Photo Dale Dombrowski
 
El Morro is home to a variety of plant communities from woodlands of Garry oak, ponderosa and pinion pines, and three species of junipers, to sprawling shortgrass prairies. The monument also is home to an array of wildflowers that bloom all through the spring, summer and fall. Around the pond at the base of El Morro you can even find cattails!
 

Did You Know?

Image of White-throated Swift

El Morro National Monument's avian claim to fame is the White-throated Swift, which was described to science for the very first time here in 1851, by Dr. S. W. Woodhouse of the Sitgreaves Expedition.