Native Plants of the Mountain West

Have you ever been driving along the road of your usual route and noticed familiar flowers in the natural landscape?B If so you’ve been admiring the native plants of the Mountain West. Native plants are the species that have evolved in a specific area over thousands of years. Native plants are a good option to include in your natural landscape because they are able to coexist with other plant species and withstand the weather changes. Native plants are also a good option because they require little care, considering they grow wild throughout your region on their own. Some common native flowers ofB the Mountain West include: pasque flower, prickly pear, yucca, indian paintbrush, poppy mallow to name a few. If you are looking to include new flowers into your natural landscape this spring consider the native plants of the Mountain West.

pasqueflower

pasqueflower

indian paintbrush

indian paintbrush

poppy mallow

poppy mallow

prickly pear

prickly pear

yucca

yucca

Want more information on the native plants of Colorado call us here at Alpine Design and Planning.

Images from BHG

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