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Rimrock Milkvetch
(Astragalus desperatus)

  • Bloom period: April ~ May
  • Family: Pea (Fabaceae)
  • Description: Low-growing perennial 1/2 - 4 1/2 inches tall. Main flower stalk up to 5 inches tall. Individual flowers rise on short stems. Purple petals are 1/4 inch long.

Common Globemallow
(Sphaeralcea coccinea)

  • Bloom period: May
  • Family: Mallow (Malvaceae)
  • Description: Perennial 2 - 18 inches tall. Orange to scarlet flowers 1/2 inch wide with numerous stamens. On elongated stalk.

Common Paintbrush
(Castilleja chromosa)

  • Bloom period: May
  • Family: Figwort (Scrophulariacea)
  • Description: Perennial 4-20 inches tall. Flower-like bracts reddish and tubular. The cleft calyx lobes have rounded segments. Collective petals green and 2-lipped.
hoary aster
Hoary aster

Darrel Schweitzer

Hoary Aster (Machaeranthera canescens)

  • Bloom period: August ~ September
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evening primrose
Evening primrose

Darrel Schweitzer

Evening Primrose (Lavandula Calylophus lavandulifolius)

  • Bloom period: May
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Last updated: November 30, 2012

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