Now I’ll be able to post for individual weeks or days (after my catch-up Spring 2010 post).

Here is the helpful map of the north part of the park.

Seen blooming this week….

New Mexico locust (Robinia neomexicanus) – this large shrub is just starting its bloom at just about the middle of the middle path, along the slight hill on the map. The flowers are light purple and are in clusters. (Alien – just barely though…it’s native to New Mexico)

Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) is blooming just north of the soccer field. This is almost a month later than last year’s bloom. (Alien)

Threadleaf yellowrays (Thelesperma filifolium) – The first threadleaf yellowrays has started blooming by the stone-lined ditch. This was last year’s longest blooming plant, and I’m curious to see how it performs this year. I like the way it looks like a threadleaf coreopsis and would love to see this for sale! It seems perfectly adapted to growing here. (Native)

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Robinia neomexicana

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Robinia neomexicana

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Lonicera tatarica

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Thelesperma filifolium

Thanks to easterncoloradowildflowers.com for the photo of the Lonicera tatarica. All other photos are my own.

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