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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers are Blooming early in Colorado’s Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte as the Wildflower Festival Time Approaches.

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers are Blooming early in Colorado’s Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte as the Wildflower Festival Time Approaches.

Colorado’s wildflower season is starting early this year and there is no better place to see wildflowers than Crested Butte, the wildflower capital of Colorado.  

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A Look Back at Some Late-Blooming Wildflowers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

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A Look Back at Some Late-Blooming Wildflowers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

Here are some late-blooming flowers of the Gentian Family. Gentians usually have distinctive bell-shaped or tubular flowers in four or five parts. Most of the plants have leaves that grow opposite on the stem. There are 87 genera and over 1,600 species of Gentian Worldwide and 13 genera native to North America. 

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Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Spotlights the Town's Colorful and Abundant Wildflowers.

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One of the best places to see and to learn about wildflowers is at Crested Butte, known as the wildflower capital of Colorado. A great time to visit is during the Wildflower Festival that takes place this year from July 7-16 with additional events continuing through August. Since 1986, the town has hosted a wildflower festival. This year’s festival offers over 200 events from hikes and walks, art workshops, photography classes, jeep tours, botany & conservation/medicals, and more. Even if you don’t attend scheduled events that are well worth the price, you can travel the back roads on your own...

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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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