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?
The first English inscription at El Morro, carved into the rock by Lt. J. H. Simpson and R. H. Kern in 1849, has a spelling error: "inscriptions" was spelled "insciptions" with the "r" inserted afterwards.