May 28 – June 2, 2020.
I’m pretty sure most people go to Bryce Canyon specifically to see the rocks. And really, they should, the rocks are stunning. But we had lots of wonderful surprises at Bryce that weren’t rocks. The abundance of wildflowers was one of them.
At first, I thought all wildflowers at Bryce and the area we camped in the Dixie National Forest were yellow. One yellow flower tends to look like the next after a while. But the more time we spent in the area, the more colors we found, including really interesting ones like Blue Columbine and Scarlet Gilia. And some of the yellow ones turned out to be pretty special too, like the Bigfruit Evening Primrose or my fave yellow, Rough Mandora.
We are up to 157 wildflowers and blooming trees, bushes, and cactus identified as of this post. And although we are now seeing more faded flowers now that summer is upon us, we are still adding to our list all the time.
** We use iNaturalist to identify our flowers, but can’t guarantee that all IDs are correct. We do our best. And BTW – there is a link to our iNaturalist page in the sidebar of this blog. Click on this link to see our most recent flower, bird, critter, reptile, and insect finds.
*** All pics are click to enlarge (the flowers are even prettier when you enlarge them).