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buckwheat

Photo by Sally King

WILD BUCKWHEAT (Eriogonum racemosum)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the Pinon-Juniper Woodland such as on the Burnt Mesa Trail.

 
heron's bill

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HERONSBILL (Erodium cicutarium)
Bloom very early in the spring and late into the fall. Found in disturbed soil like near the visitor center or on the Main Loop Trail.
 
fireweed

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FIREWEED (Epilobium angustifolium)
Blooms in mid summer. Prefers disturbed areas such as along roads or in recently burned areas. Found in higher elevation areas of the park.
 
rose gentian

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ROSE GENTIAN (Gentiana atrictiflora)
Found in mixed conifer forests such as on Alamo Boundary Trail or Cerro Grande Route. Blooms in mid-summer.
 
hedgehog prickly pear cactus

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HEDGEHOG PRICKLY PEAR (Opuntia erinacea)
Found in the pinon-juniper woodland. Blooms in early summer.
 
blue columbine

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COLORADO BLUE COLUMBINE (Aquilegia caerulea)
Found only at the highest elevations within Bandelier where sufficient moisture is available such as on Alamo Boundary Trail. Blooms in early to mid summer.

 
false indigo bush

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FALSE INDIGOBUSH (Amorpha fruticosa)
Small bush with small leaves and spiked flowers. Found along streambanks or other moist locations. Blooms in mid to late summer.

 
mountain lover

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MOUNTAIN LOVER (Pachyetima myreinites)
Small ground hugging shrub. Blooms in late spring, early summer. Found in Ponderosa Forest and Mixed Conifer Forest such as along the Falls Trail.

 
salvia 3

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EXOTIC SAGE (Salvia pratensis)
Found in rocky canyons and on dry mesas such as along Apache Springs Trail. Blooms in mid-summer.

 
blue eyed grass

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BLUE-EYED GRASS (Sisyrinchium montanum)
In meadows at higher elevations. Blooms mid to late summer.

 
catchfly

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CATCHFLY (Silene scouleri)
Found in high country meadows such as along Cerro Grande Route. Blooms in late summer.

 
fairy slipper 3

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FAIRY SLIPPER (Calypso bulboea)
Fairly common in moist areas in the higher elevations. More common some years than others.

 
larkspur

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WHITE LARKSPUR (Delphinium vireacens)

 
prairie smoke

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Old Man's Whiskers or Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

 
cancer root

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DESERT BROOMRAPE (Orobanche cooperi)

 
cancer root

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CANCER ROOT (Orobanche fasiculata)
 
American Speedwell

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AMERICAN SPEEDWELL (Veronica americana)
 
whipples penstemon

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WHIPPLE'S PENSTEMON (Penstemon whippleanus)
 
selfheal

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SELFHEAL (Prunella vulgaris)

Last updated: August 15, 2018

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