Fall Foliage

Submitted October 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Fall is in full swing and there's no better place to experience the season of change than at Red Butte Garden.

As temperatures cool, and daylight hours decrease, deciduous trees stop producing chlorophyll, revealing the anthocyanin and carotenoid pigments in the leaves and causes the beautiful show of colors we see each autumn.

Bigtooth Maple   Acer grandidentatum

This Utah native isn't difficult to spot in the mountains during this time of year.

Serviceberry   Amelanchier canadensis

This brilliant red shrub can be seen on the Floral Walk.

European White Birch   Betula pendula

The bright yellow leaves stand out against the white bark of this tree.

Red Osier Dogwood   Cornus sericea

Before they fall, the leaves of this Utah native change to match its branches.

Fothergilla   Fothergilla gardenii

While you're visiting the moose sculpture take a minute to appreciate these nearby shrubs.

Seep Muhly   Muhlenbergia reverchonii

This dainty grass can be admired along the boardwalk to the Visitor Center.

Before you know it winter will be here, so while the weather is nice, take some time to come up and visit the Garden.

It is the final week of Garden After Dark!

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Photos by Jason W. Baker

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