Wildflowers at Craters of the Moon: There's an app for that!
Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

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Wildflower app
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Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
Go Digital
Year Accomplished:
2013

Like having a Ranger in your pocket, our new wildflower app provides the ability to identify 100 of the most common plants at Craters of the Moon. Download your free copy for both Apple and Android devices by visiting our webpage at:

http://www.nps.gov/crmo/photosmultimedia/index.htm

Recent rains should make this another good year for the annual eruption of wildflowers. A variety of flowers are already blooming on sagebrush covered slopes and through cracks in the lava. Peak bloom typically occurs on the cinder slopes in mid-June and continues through early July. 

Dwarf Monkeyflower, Dwarf Buckwheat and Silver Leaved Phacelia make up the bulk of the display on the cinder cones, but the varied habitats of the park support more than 700 different types of plants.  Although June brings the most impressive show of flowering plants, there are a wide variety of wildflowers that bloom throughout the summer.  To find out "What's Blooming Now" please visit:

http://www.nps.gov/crmo/naturescience/wildflowers.htm

Our Facebook page also provides regular reports on wildflowers and other observations in the park:

https://www.facebook.com/CratersoftheMoonNationalMonument

Special Ranger-guided wildflower walks are being offered June 8 and June 15. Please call 208-527-1335 to sign up for those events. Our full schedule of daily guided walks and evening programs begins on June 7. For more information about these and other events, please visit the Monument's web site at:

http://www.nps.gov/crmo/planyourvisit/events.htm