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Whipple’s penstemon (Penstemon whippleanus)

  Common name: Whipple’s penstemon Botanical name: Penstemon whippleanus Light: part shade Height: 8 – 24 inches Water: moderate Soil type: loamy soils Perennial wildflower with long deep purple to wine-color tubular flowers and smooth,  green leaves attracts hummingbirds; blooms in midsummer; found in … Continue reading

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broad-leaf penstemon (Penstemon angustifolius)

  Common name: broad-leaf penstemon Botanical name: Penstemon angustifolius Light: full sun Height: 8 – 24 inches Water: low, drought tolerant Soil type: sandy or rocky to loamy soils Perennial wildflower with long tubular purple to pink flowers and smooth, waxy, gray … Continue reading

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fern-leaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum)

  Common name: fern-leaf biscuitroot Botanical name: Lomatium dissectum Light: full sun Height: 18 – 50 inches Water: moderate to low Soil type: well-drained gravelly to sandy loam blooms in early summer; large yellow flowers in flat-topped umbels; fern-like leaves and roots are edible; an interesting lacy texture in … Continue reading

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large-leaved avens (Geum macrophyllum)

  Common name: large-leaved avens Botanical name: Geum macrophyllum Light: full to partial sun Height:  12 – 36 inches Water: moderate to low Soil type: tolerates a variety of soils Perennial wildflower blooms midsummer with flowers similar to potentilla but on … Continue reading

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yellow desert fleabane (Erigeron linearis)

  Common name: yellow desert fleabane Botanical name: Erigeron linearis Light: full sun Height:  2 – 12 inches Water: low in spring, drought tolerant Soil type: sandy to rocky Perennial wildflower with narrow linear leaves and 1/3″ yellow daisy-like flowers; blooms midsummer; taproot; great for … Continue reading

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mountain arnica (Arnica latifolia)

  Common name: mountain arnica Botanical name: Arnica latifolia Light: partial shade Height: 6 – 18 inches Water: moderate, long-blooming with water Soil type: moist well-drained humus rich soil Perennial wildflower a profusion of 1-2.5″ yellow ray flowers in midsummer; forms a loose carpet … Continue reading

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orange agoseris (Agoseris aurantiaca)

  Common name: orange agoseris Botanical name: Agoseris aurantiaca Light: Full to part shade Height: 4 – 24 inches Water: moderate to low, prefers some moisture Soil type: sandy to loamy clay soils Perennial wildflower with narrow lance-shaped basal leaves and orange dandelion-like ray … Continue reading

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yucca (Yucca glauca)

  Common name: yucca Botanical name: Yucca glauca Light: full sun Height: 2 – 5 feet Water: low, drought tolerant Soil type: well-drained sandy soil to heavy clay, best on nutritionally poor soils Perennial wildflower with sharply pointed, narrow blue-green … Continue reading

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yellow penstemon (Penstemon confertus)

Common name: yellow penstemon Botanical name: Penstemon confertus Light: part sun Height: 8 – 20 inches Water: moderate to low Soil type: well-drained loamy to rocky soils Perennial wildflower with 1/2″ yellowish tubular flowers in whorls up stem in midsummer; … Continue reading

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yellow monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)

  Common name: yellow monkeyflower Botanical name: Mimulus guttatus Light: full to partial sun Height: 2 inches to 3 feet Water: moderate to heavy (found in seeps and along streams) Soil type: organic soils Annual wildflower with 1-2″ yellow snapdragon-like … Continue reading

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