"Cedar Breaks Amphitheater in Summer" by NPS Photo , public domain
Wildflowers at Cedar Breaks National Monument (NM) in Utah. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
Cedar Breaks National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Cedar Breaks National Monument Cedar City, Utah Common Wildflowers of Cedar Breaks Marsh Marigold In early Spring you’ll find this white flower in wet meadows and along streams Indian Paintbrush This orange to red flower blooms all summer in the forests and meadows. Lupine May through July, lupine blooms white to light purple throughout the forests and meadows. Arrowleaf Balsamroot Yellow Arrowleaf Balsamroot flowers in dry forest openings. Springbeauty Tiny and pink, Springbeauty is one of the first flowers to blossom as the snow melts. Phlox Low-growing cushion phlox can be found in early Spring on otherwise bare alpine slopes. Its color ranges from white to pale lavender. Larkspur Deep purple Larkspur grows in midsummer along streams and in wet meadows. The flower gets its name for the ”spur” on the back of each bloom. Colorado Columbine Fireweed Magenta fireweed grows where the ground has been disturbed by fire or human activities. Columbine is usually vibrant blue with white center petals. At Cedar Breaks, however, the flowers tend to be light lavender to white. Flax Fields of Flax turn Chessman meadow bright blue in early summer. Cinquefoil Aspen Bluebell Named for its distinctive five leaves, yellow Cinquefoil blooms in midsummer meadows. One of the park’s most common flowers, Bluebells bloom for most of the summer at Cedar Breaks. Penstemon Elkweed One of the most dramatic plants in the park, Elkweed produces basal leaves one year and a tall stalk of greenish-white flowers the next. These flowers are identified by their blue to purple color and the five lobes of their tubular flowers. Ligusticum Also called Osha or Wild Parsley,this plant often grows three feet high; its white flowers form umbrella-shaped clusters. Native Americans use the roots to treat many illnesses. Aster One of the last flowers still blooming in September, palepurple Aster is found in open sunny spaces. Little Sunflower A late summer flower, the sunflower turns August meadows gold. Please enjoy the wildflowers of Cedar Breaks, but remember that picking flowers (or removing any object) from National Parks and Monuments is not permitted. In order for their to be a brilliant display of wildflowers next year, this year’s wildflowers need to be able to go to seed. EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA