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Bumblebees on Standing Milkvetch
Bumblebees on standing milkvetch
Purple and Yellow Prairie Coneflowers
Purple and Yellow Prairie Coneflowers appear in midsummer.
The Western Pasqueflower is the first to bloom each spring, often pushing up through the melting snow.
"Mariposa" is the Spanish word for "butterfly." Mariposa lilies emerge in late spring.
Look before you sit! Prickly pears are found throughout the park and their flowers come in a variety of colors.
Yucca is an easily-recognizable plant with stiff, thin, pointed leaves and tall stalks with multiple flowers.
The prairie rose, or wild rose, is common throughout the grasslands, and has an large, easily-recognizable flower.
Golden Peas bloom in the spring.
The wild plum produces fragrant flowers in the spring and edible fruit in the summer. The flowers attract insects, which in turn attract insect predators such as the orange-crowned warbler.
Last updated: August 1, 2014