Bearberry

Bearberry

The urn-shaped blossoms of Bearberry. Worth getting down on your knees for! Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, commonly known as  Bearberry is blooming now. You have to be on the lookout for these little treasures, because they’re not only tiny but often partially hidden...
A Native Dandelion

A Native Dandelion

Nothocalais cuspidata, native to Colorado and appearing at the right time for our native pollinators. That’s right! This is a native dandelion, not a European import. Nothocalais cuspidata has many common names associated with it:  Wavyeaf dandelion, Sharp...
Hooker’s Easter Daisy, Townsendia hookeri

Hooker’s Easter Daisy, Townsendia hookeri

There are records of Hooker’s Easter Daisy in bloom as early as January! But mostly you will see them bloom between March and May, often close to Easter, which is of course how one of their common names came about. There are eleven species of Townsendia listed...
Early Purple Milkvetch

Early Purple Milkvetch

#WildflowerWednesdayExecutive Director Maggie Gladdis says: Early Purple Milkvetch (Astragalus shortianus) are some of the first flowers to emerge. Although I am eager to see some flowers, I am loving this spring snow! We need it! So stay sleeping Astragalus and we...