Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dinosaur National Monument field trip

This summer, CNHP botanists Jill Handwerk and Peggy Lyon traveled to Dinosaur National Monument to update some element occurrence records that had not been visited for many years. They searched for six of Colorado’s rare plant species:
  • park rockcress (Arabis fernaldiana)
  • Ownbey's thistle (Cirsium ownbeyi)
  • stream orchid (Epipactis gigantea)
  • Dieter's erigeron (Erigeron wilkenii)
  • alcove bog orchid  (Limnorchis zothecina)
  • sheathed deathcamas  (Zigadenus vaginatus)
 As an extra bonus – the scenery was fantastic!

 Rock formation known as Picasso's Portrait.

 Limnorchis zothecina

 Zigadenus vaginatus

 Pelleae atropurpurea hanging from crevices in an alcove.

 Pelleae atropurpurea close-up.
The Green River in Dinosaur NM.

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