Hundreds of species of plants make Petrified Forest National Park their home, from lichens to wildflowers to cottonwood trees and everything in between. Wildflowers can be seen in the park from March through October. Only a few of our many inhabitants are pictured here.
Did You Know?
Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.