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Niwot Ridge Flora

Wed, January 21, 2015

Niwot Ridge encompasses a wide variety of vegetation communities, including many stunning wildflowers that grow in the alpine tundra.

  • Alpine avens (Geum rossii)
    Alpine avens (Geum rossii)
  • Columbine (Aquilegia coerulea)
    Columbine (Aquilegia coerulea)
  • Shootingstar (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
    Shootingstar (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
  • Alpine forget-me-not (Eritrichium nanum)
    Alpine forget-me-not (Eritrichium nanum)
  • Old man of the mountain (Tetraneuris grandiflora)
    Old man of the mountain (Tetraneuris grandiflora)
  • Alpine clover (Trifolium dasyphyllum)
    Alpine clover (Trifolium dasyphyllum)
  • Saffron groundsel (Packera crocata)
    Saffron groundsel (Packera crocata)
  • Moss campion (Silene acaulis)
    Moss campion (Silene acaulis)
  • Sky pilot (Polemonium viscosum)
    Sky pilot (Polemonium viscosum)
  • Geyer’s onion (Allium geyeri) getting ready to flower
    Geyer’s onion (Allium geyeri) getting ready to flower
  • Western Indian paintbrush (Castilleja occidentalis)
    Western Indian paintbrush (Castilleja occidentalis)
  • Goldflower (Tetraneuris acaulis)
    Goldflower (Tetraneuris acaulis)
  • Cutleaf anemone (Pulsatilla patens)
    Cutleaf anemone (Pulsatilla patens)
  • Alpine dryads (Dryas octopetala)
    Alpine dryads (Dryas octopetala)
  • Marigolds (Caltha leptosepala)
    Marigolds (Caltha leptosepala)
  • Moss campion (Silene acaulis)
    Moss campion (Silene acaulis)
  • Elephanthead (Pedicularis groeonlandica)
    Elephanthead (Pedicularis groeonlandica)
  • Shooting stars (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
    Shooting stars (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
  • Stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum)
    Stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum)
  • Aspens
    Aspens
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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