Colorado Wildflowers

Due to an unusually good year in rain, Colorado was bursting with colourful wildflowers, which were a real pleasure to behold!  Of course, I did the requisite botanizing…

Colorado Wildflowers

Penstemon

Colorado Wildflowers

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Colorado Wildflowers

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Colorado Wildflowers

White Four O’Clock (Mirabilis albida)

Colorado Wildflowers

Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa)

Colorado Wildflowers

Rayless Parry Arnica (Arnica parryi)

Colorado Wildflowers

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Colorado Wildflowers

not sure

Colorado Wildflowers

Grass!

Colorado Wildflowers

More pretty grass!

Colorado Wildflowers

not sure

Colorado Wildflowers

Carduus nutans (nodding thistle) eviscerated by a goldfinch

Colorado Wildflowers

This looked like a dogbane to me, but there was no milky latex…

Colorado Wildflowers

Blooming meadows

Colorado Wildflowers

Colorado Wildflowers

Penstemon

Colorado Wildflowers

Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Colorado Wildflowers

Sticky geranium (Geranium viscosissimum)

Colorado Wildflowers

Many-Flowered Evening Primrose (Mentzelia decapetala)

Colorado Wildflowers

Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)

Colorado Wildflowers

White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida)

Colorado Wildflowers

Wild Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

Colorado Wildflowers

Lupine

Colorado Wildflowers

Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)

Colorado Wildflowers

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja integra)

Colorado Wildflowers

One of my favourites…Mariposa Lily Flower (Calochortus gunnisonii)

Colorado Wildflowers

Colorado Wildflowers

Yellow stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum)

Colorado Wildflowers

Eyed Gilia (Gilia ophthalmoides)

Colorado Wildflowers

Fairy Trumpet (Ipomopsis aggregata)

Colorado Wildflowers

Campanula

Colorado Wildflowers

This one wins name of the week:  Mountain Death Camas Flowers (Zigadenus elegans)

Colorado Wildflowers

Penstemon

Colorado Wildflowers

Carduus nutans

Colorado Wildflowers

Prickly Pear (Opuntia macrorhiza)

Colorado Wildflowers

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