ASTERS IN SUMMER

It is the end of summer, Asters are one of my favorite flowers to see each year. When they arrive in my area in northern Arizona, it is usually towards the end of summer. Here is one of the first I saw in the second half of August. Learn more about them here: ASTERS

SHORTSTEM LUPINE

Shortstem Lupine are low growing wildflowers that are found in dry southwest areas with sagebrush, joshua trees, pinyon-juniper trees, or coniferous woodlands. The flowers are small with blue-purple tone and the leaves are palmate. I found these in a mountain meadow area in northern Arizona.

CALOCHORTUS

Calochortus is the genus of lily with three species, Calochortus gunnisonii, Calochortus flexuosus, and Calochortus nuttallii. They are interchangeably called Sego Lily or Mariposa Lily. Learn more here: SEGO LILY. This one is C.gunnisonii, I found in northern Arizona in a high mountain meadow area.