Plants

Sunrise on the Fairyland Point Trail. BBR
Sunrise on the Fairyland Loop Trail looking at Fairyland Point.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse 29 October, 2014.

 
Western Tiger Swallowtail visits an Iris in a meadow of Bryce Canyon
Western Tiger Swallowtail visits an Iris in a meadow of Bryce Canyon

Kelly Cahill
NPS

There are many plant communities in Bryce Canyon National Park. Surrounded by deserts, Bryce's highland plateau gets much more rain than the lowlands below and stays cooler during hot summers. The relatively lush ecosystems that result are like fertile islands towering above a vast arid landscape.

A special area of notice are the "breaks" of the amphitheater, better known as the pink cliffs, they are exposed, nearly unforested areas. Meadows, seeps and springs are home to a different, grassy and deciduous plant community. Many of the meadows in the park are high and dry, home to sagebrush, rabbitbrush and grasses.



 
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Rabbit Brush and bee at Bryce. Kate Pitts
Bee pollinating with Rabbit Brush at Bryce Canyon.

Photographed by Kate Pitts.

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