With a wet winter and spring, Southeast Utah is in a for a lush, vibrant wildflower season. Here are a few local varieties to look for when exploring Bluff’s backyard.
Indian Paintbrush is the harbinger of spring, one of the first wildflowers to grace us with its presence every spring. You can recognize it by it’s neon red color.
This fun, orange flower is another early plant. It compliments a desert landscape well – but be careful not to get the irritating plant fibers in your eyes.
When in bloom, this striking stalk offers purple-ivory, soft petals, a delicacy for big horn sheep and deer. Yum!
Though there are many different varieties of penstemon in our neck of the woods, you can usually recognize the family by its leaves and tall stalks.
This fun flower is in the sunflower family.
And another variety of cactus
Have spring wildflower photos to share? Email us today! And if you’re looking to identify more plant varieties, stop by the Recapture Lodge and pick up a local plant book.