The Knitting Nurse

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Wildflowers and More Wildflowers – Oh My!

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Hiked amongst mighty purdy wildflowers Sunday, up on Centennial Cone Open Space.  Dug out my flower ID book to attmept learning them.  I need a new book. This one is small, light and packable but rather skimpy on contents. 

A virtual walk for you:

 

The setting, Centennial Cone Open Space, Jefferson Cty. Yah…it’s beautiful:

 

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Not sure what these yellow guys are:

 

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Some type of daisy (there are over 50 in the Rockies):

 

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One of my faves, Paintbrush.  Just learned it’s actually parasitic and draws nutrients off neighboring plants:

 

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Not sure about this one, either. Anyone know?

 

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Lupine of sorts:

 

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Geranium:

 

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Purple:  Lambert Loco?  (Book says it absorbs barium from the soil.  Cattle avoid it but if the grazing’s poor they’ll eat it, become adicted, and act “crazy” with symptoms of poisoning.) 

 

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Fields of yellow:

 

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Headed into the mtns over the Fourth of July for almost a week.  The flower sighting should be good!  Better get a new book by then.

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