Summer in the Natural Area

Submitted June 12, 2013 at 7:33 AM

A stunning second bloom is carpeting the Natural area with a rainbow of color and scents, all available with a nice hike on any of our Natural Area trails. This dazzling display includes the state flower, The Sego Lily!

Sego Lily   Calochortus nuttallii  

A bud shows hints of the the lovely colors of its center.

Sego Lily   Calochortus nuttallii  

Even the insects can't resist visiting the striking Sego Lily blooms!

Rocky Mountain Columbine    Aquilegia caerulea  

Palmer's Penstemon   Penstemon palmeri 

Parsnipflower Buckwheat     Eriogonum heracleoides  

Sticky Geranium    Geranium viscosissimum  

Munros Globemallow     Sphaeralcea munroana  

This is a great time of year to familiarize yourself with some of our stunning native flowers, and find some great xeriscaping ideas, with a walk through the Natural Area!

Photos by Sarah Sandoval

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