What’s Blooming: Desert Wildflowers

Colorado wildflowers - Image Copyright Debbie Devereaux

This week, I had the opportunity to hike in the Canyon of the Ancients and was blown away by the fields of Sego Lilies. Thousands of these delicate wildflowers were swaying in the wind. I was in awe!  Finding some barrel cacti in full bloom was the cherry on top of the cake.

 

Fun Fact: In the 1840s, crops were scarce in Utah due to a cricket infestation so settlers turned to digging up the bulbs of the Sego Lily in order to survive. Utah designated the Sego Lily as the floral emblem of the state.

Colorado wildflowers - Image Copyright Debbie Devereaux

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