Two New Colorado Colorado Species

Two New Colorado Colorado Species

Two New Species Found in Colorado Jennifer Ackerfield, the Head Curator of Natural History Collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens has written a blog about the “discovery” of two new species in Colorado.  The first species, Physaria nelsonii, was...
Eastwood’s Monkey-flower, December 1977

Eastwood’s Monkey-flower, December 1977

Eastwood Monkeyflower - Mimulus eastwoodiae, by James Ratzloff Aquilegia Vol. 1 No. 6 November - December 1977 A rare plant will occasionally escape notice by botanists due to its secluded habitat. This has happened in Colorado with Mimulus eastwoodiae, Eastwood...
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 Pollinators Photo Gallery

Colorado Pollinators 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...
Rare Cacti: Sclerocactus glaucus, July 1977

Rare Cacti: Sclerocactus glaucus, July 1977

COLORADO'S RARE CACTI: Sclerocactus glaucus, by Jim Ratzloff Aquilegia, Vol. 1, No. 4, July – August 1977 Sclerocactus glaucus (K. Schum) L. Benson is western Colorado cacti that is proposed endangered on the Federal Register list of endangered plants. This...