Flora at Zion NP


Spring has sprung in Zion as it was 78F today. The cactus here usually flower starting in May. Here’s some images of other vegetation prominent in the park. Look for future posts detailing the many species of flora here in the park.  There are more than 900 varieties of plants here mainly due to its vast elevation changes.

Prickly Pear Cactus-Zion NP

Prickly Pear Cactus just prior to it sprouting its prickly spines where you see the dots.

 

 

Zion Sagebrush

Sagebrush and rabbitbrush

 

 

Zion Pinyon Pine

Pinyon Pine which will produce edible nuts.

 

 

Zion Sagebrush

 

Zion Kolob Flora

Yucca plants in the foreground and Manzanita at middle right

 

 

Zion Pinyon Pine

Pinyon growing out of the sandstone.

 

 

Zion Dead Manzanita

Dead Manzanita whose bark is usually red

 

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9 comments

  1. Beautiful! We are hoping to get to Zion next month.

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  2. The vegetation is really interesting. A mix between alpine and desert species or almost desert ones ?

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  3. What stunning photography, Eliza Walters recommended you and I can see why!

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  4. So beautiful, every photo is like a postcard. I love the purple colors on the prickly pear. The gray branches on the manzanita and that tenacious single pinyon pine, and I love the balance of the shot with the yucca. All so very gorgeous to behold. I love your work and just recommended it to a friend in Australia as the best in the West! 😉

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