Even though wildflowers are blooming about 2 weeks late in the high country of Colorado this year, it appears it’s going to be a great season for viewing the beauties. Recently Bernie and I went to Mount Evans and started our visit at the Dos Chapel Nature Center, that has an alpine flower garden built around it. We were amazed at the number of wildflowers beginning to bloom there. We met a volunteer who enthusiastically pointed out the Goldflower, Sky Pilot, Alpine Avens, Alpine Phlox and Snowball Saxifrage. We showed her our book, Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide that included...
Many suggest that Spring has arrived in the Rocky Mountains when the first Pasqueflowers begin to bloom. It is one of the very first wildflowers to bloom in Springtime at altitudes from 8,000 to 11,500 feet. The blossoms appear before the leaves and last for many days as the plant develops.
The wildflowers this Spring have been amazing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and North Carolina. There are a number of State parks and trails where a variety of different Trilliums and other wildflowers easily can be seen.
The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is a 3,800-acre forest and a memorial to the author of the poem “Trees”. The loop trail there goes through a remnant of an old-growth forest and has more than 100 species of trees, many over 400 years old. There are many beautiful wildflowers that can be seen along the trail. Here are some wildflowers to be seen in Spring.
Desert Spring wildflowers in Arizona's Catalina Mountains are filling the hillsides and are getting better day by day. Poppies, lupines, Brittlebushes, Fairy Dusters and more are creating brilliant color displays.