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:
Not sure what these yellow guys are:
Some type of daisy (there are over 50 in the Rockies):
One of my faves, Paintbrush. Just learned it’s actually parasitic and draws nutrients off neighboring plants:
Not sure about this one, either. Anyone know?
Lupine of sorts:
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.)
Fields of yellow:
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.