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Spring Wildflowers in Arizona Are Blooming in Profusion.

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Desert wildflowers are abundant in Southern Arizona this spring. The plentiful wildflowers are the result of a mild and wet winter. Here are some wildflowers and blooming bushes that one can easily see now.     California Poppy covers whole hillsides and sometimes mixes with Lupine for brilliant color displays. Its yellow to orange cup-shaped flowers consist of 4 petals. Lupine, a member of the Pea Family, has dense spiked clusters of blue flowers and leaves that are palmately divided into 5 to 9 leaflets. The Brittlebush blooms from November to May and can also cover whole areas along the roadsides...

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Springtime Wildflowers Are Appearing in the Northeast Georgia Mountains

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It is springtime in Georgia and here are some flowers blooming now in the northeast Georgia mountains. Yesterday, on a small hike at Smithgall Woods near Helen, GA, we spotted quite a few Pink Lady’s Slippers in the woods.             These flowers are members of the Orchid Family and are considered rare for the area. This showy flower has a large petal pouch (approximately 2 ½ inches) resembling a slipper that grows on a single stem from basal leaves. Trillium are also starting to bloom. The deep red Vasey’s Trillium and the White Erect Trillium are members of the...

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Guide Book signing on June 10th at the Next Page Bookstore in Frisco, Summit County, Colorado.

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The expanded new edition 272- page Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide will be featured at a special evening book signing event on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 5 to 8PM at the “Next Page” Book Store on Main Street in Frisco, Colorado. Authors and Publishers Bernie and Linda Nagy will be there to personally sign books during the event. Their latest book recently received several 5 star ratings from top reviewers on Amazon.       Along with the Nagy’s, renowned Colorado photographer John Fielder will be at the book store at the same time to sign his recently published Colorado...

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Green Mountain Park, a Hidden Gem near Denver, Colorado Offers Great Wildflower Viewing and Hiking and Biking Trails by Early Summer.

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Green Mountain is where the Great Plains meet the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Hayden Green Mountain Park in Lakewood has wildflower-lined bike and hiking trails and open meadows filled with flowers. There are also spectacular views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Only twenty minutes from Denver, this large park has over 2,400 acres to explore.  Last year in mid-June I took a Native Plant Master Course at the park. Our group learned common names, scientific names, family names, environmental relationships and uses for 40 to 50 plants.    Some of the stand out flowers from these field trips...

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