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Chocolate Flower

Berlandiera lyrata

Appearance: This very aromatic plant has bright green, flat spreading leaves with shallowly lobed edges.  The flowers are daisy-like, with green center and light yellow petals.  139 more words

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Cowboy’s Delight

Cowboy’s Delight

Sphaeralcea coccinea

Appearance: This small perennial appears to be a sweet little hollyhock. It grows to just over 12″ tall, and the silver-green, hairy leaves are each deeply lobed into three sections. 172 more words

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Wild Iris

Iris missouriensis

Appearance: Wild Iris is a bluish-purple native flower characteristic in appearance to cultivated irises.  It grows to about 2 feet in height and blooms from May to July. 146 more words

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Mariposa Lily

Mariposa Lily

Calochortus gunnisonii

Appearance: Blooming from March to June, this is one of the most beautiful, simplistic wildflowers of Colorado.  A close relative to lilies, the cup-shaped flowers of Mariposa Lily have 3 translucent petals, usually white with a tinge of pink or blue.  112 more words

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Sand Lily

Written by:  Peg Zimprich

Photo by: Lisa Bird

 

 Sand Lily

Leucocrinum montanum

 

Appearance: Sand Lily is a striking native plant with a cluster of white six-pointed star-shaped flowers tucked into the middle of a mass of grayish-green grass like leaves. 211 more words

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Spreadfruit Goldenbanner

Written by: Carey Harrington     

Photo by: Lisa Bird                                                                               

Spreadfruit Goldenbanner

Thermopsis divaricarpa

 

Appearance:  Spreadfruit goldenbanner is a yellow-flowering perennial that grows from 12-to-36″ tall. The leaves are hairy underneath, and the bright yellow flowers occur in clusters, resembling the flowers found on garden pea plants. 117 more words

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Pasque Flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by: Diana Picchietti                                                                                     

Photo by: Diana Picchietti

Pasque flower; Cutleaf anemone

Pulsatilla patens (L.) Miller ssp. multifida (Pritzel) Zamels

(SynonymsPulsatilla ludoviciana… 245 more words

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