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chiming bells cu

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CHIMINGBELLS (Mertensia lanceolata)
One of several flowers that is also called Bluebells. Early to mid spring bloomer found in moist canyons. Often one of the first flowers of the spring to bloom in the riparian zones.
 
fransican bluebell

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FRANCISCAN BLUEBELLS (Mertensia franciscana)
Blooms mid to late summer. Found along streams like in Frijoles Canyon.
 
vining four oclock

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VINING FOUR-O'CLOCK (Mirabilis oxybaphoides)
Vine blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and in Frijoles Canyon.
 
james geranium

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JAMES GERANIUM (Geranium caespitosum)
Starts blooming in mid summer and continues throughout the rest of summer and early fall. Common in the Ponderosa pine and Mixed Conifer forests.
 
purple wallflower

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PURPLE WALLFLOWER (Sisymbrium linearifolium)
Blooms in late summer. Common in Frijoles Canyon, other riparian areas, and sometimes on the mesatops.
 
dayflower

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DAYFLOWER (Commelina dianthifolia)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the Ponderosa Pine and mixed conifer forests especially in areas that have recently burned.
 
purple prarie clover

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PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER (Petalostemum purpureum)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found along roadsides in the pinon-juniper woodlands.
 
townsend aster with bug

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TOWNSEND'S ASTER (Townsendia incana)
A purple aster with thicker rays. Blooms in late summer into autumn. May be found in the pinon-juniper woodland or Ponderosa pine forest.

 
eaten pasque flower

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PASQUE FLOWER (Pulsatilla ludoviciana)
Blooms early spring. Found in the canyons of the Ponderosa pine forests.
 
pale blue trumpets

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PALE BLUE TRUMPET (Ipomopsis longiflora)
Blooms in late summer and through fall. Common in Frijoles Canyon and along roads and trails.
 
dotted gayfeather

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DOTTED GAYFEATHER (Liatris punctata)
Blooms in late summer and into fall. Common in the pinon-juniper woodland. Can be seen on Burnt Mesa Trail.
 
nodding onion

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NODDING ONION (Allium cernuum)
Bloom from early summer throughout summer and into autumn. May be found in all parts of the park except the lowest elevations.
 
lupine

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TALL LUPINE (Lupinus spp.)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and can be seen on Burnt Mesa trail.
 
purple owl clover

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PURPLE OWL-CLOVER (Orthocarpus purpureo-albus)
Found in the pinon-juniper woodland such as on Tyuonyi Overlook Trail. Blooms in mid to late summer.
 
new mexico locust

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NEW MEXICO LOCUST (Robinia neomexicana)
Short, shrubby, and extremely thorny tree that forms thickets. Blooms in late spring to early summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and Ponderosa pine forest.
 
locoweed

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LOCOWEED (Astragalus spp)
Also called milkvetch. Numerous varieties which bloom from early spring through mid summer. Found in the piñon-juniper woodlands.

 
verbena

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DESERT VERBENA (Verbena wrightii)
Blooms throughout the summer. Found in lower canyons such as on the Falls Trail, along the Rio Grande, or in Mid to Lower Capulin Canyon.

 
wire lettuce

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WIRE-LETTUCE (Stephanomeria spp)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland.
 
shooting star with bugs

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SHOOTING STAR (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found at moist meadows at higher elevation such as Cerro Grande trail.
 

Last updated: August 15, 2018

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