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.
Here are some early autumn wildflowers I saw at the Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve recently. Picture Canyon in Flagstaff is a great place to see birds, bugs, and other wildlife. It has a lush riparian area along the canyon, some amazing Northern Sinagua petroglyphs, and an outdoor education area.
Here are a couple more colorful southwest flowers I saw while summer walking…
Rocky Mountain Beeplants are native annual wildflowers in the western, central, and northern United States and southern Canada. They can get two to five feet tall. They are self and insect pollinated plants. They are also known as: Pink Bee-Plant, Bee Spider Flower, Toothed Spider Flower, Skunk Weed, or Stink Weed. Here are a few… Read More ROCKY MOUNTAIN BEEPLANT