Skip to global NPS navigation
Skip to main content
Skip to footer
National Park Service Logo
National Park Service
Return to The Civil War
Flowers of Bandelier
Bandelier has a diversity of colorful wildflowers that bloom from early spring through late fall.
Beardtongue is a member of the Penstemon family, which blooms in late spring in the Pinon-Juniper woodland of Bandelier.
Perky Sue with Bee
Perky Sues, which bloom in late spring in the pinon-juniper woodland of Bandelier, provide nectar for hungry bees.
A shooting star (Dodecatheon pulchllum) blooms in a wet woodland meadow.
Cholla Cactus Bloom
Hot pink cholla blossoms cover the Walking Stick, or Cane, Cholla in mid-summer.
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant was used by the Ancestral Pueblo people to make a black paint used to decorate pottery.
A Variegated Penstemon, with pale pink flowers, blooms along the entrance road. This penstemon is common in the Pinon-Juniper Woodland.
Purple Harebells, wet from an earlier rainstorm, contrast with yellow grasses.
Mock Orange is a low shrub with bright white flowers that blooms in early summer.
In late summer, Mariposa Lilies are common in the high elevation meadows of the park.
Claretcup cactus blooms with bright red flowers in late spring, early summer.