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Rocky Mountain Lower Montane-Foothill Shrubland

Rocky Mountain Lower Montane-Foothill Shrubland

Upper Greasewood Creek, Rio Blanco County Rocky Mountain Lower Montane-Foothill Shrubland Foothill Shrubland In Colorado, altitude plays a dominant role in determining where one finds different plant communities. At the lowest altitudes, the dominant plant community...
Great Plains Sandhill Grasslands and Shrublands

Great Plains Sandhill Grasslands and Shrublands

Near Sand Creek Massacre Natl. Historic Site, Kiowa Co. Great Plains Sandhill Grasslands and Shrublands It is all too easy to take a cursory look at the rolling plains in the eastern one-third of Colorado and think that it is all the same. In the Plains Plants section...
Alpine Turf Plant Community

Alpine Turf Plant Community

Loveland Pass, Summit County Rocky Mountain Alpine Turf Plant Community Summary The Alpine Turf Plant Community can be thought of as an ecological successor of the Alpine Fellfield – Cushion Plant Community previously described in this Alpine Life Zone section. That...
Subalpine Willow Carrs

Subalpine Willow Carrs

Mosquito Pass, Mosquito Range Subalpine Willow Carrs In our Colorado Rocky Mountains, willow carrs are riparian shrublands that occur as narrow bands or broad shrublands in montane altitudes (8,000–10,000’) and into the upper reaches of subalpine areas (11,500’)....
Colorado Pollinator Photo Gallery

Colorado Pollinator Photo Gallery

Colorado Native Plant Pollinators This gallery contains photos of Colorado native plant pollinators.Click on the photo to see a full-size image and information about the pollinator.Scroll through using the left & right arrows.Click the “i” to see information about...