2022
Central Rockies

After a couple of years of dry spring and summer weather, 2022 has been a very welcome change, and the wildflowers in the mountains are happy again. We’ve added three new species to our site from the Central Rockies. More images will be added in the coming days as time permits. Please contact us with comments and if you see errors in identification.

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Boechera retrofracta (Reflexed Rockcress) 3256
Common Name Reflexed Rockcress
Scientific Name Boechera retrofracta
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Date June 26, 2022
Location Frisco Peninsula, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/13
Speed 1/60 sec.
ISO 800
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Boechera retrofracta (Reflexed Rockcress) 3382
Common Name Reflexed Rockcress
Scientific Name Boechera retrofracta
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Date June 27, 2022
Location Peaks Trail, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/30 sec.
ISO 800
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Corallorhiza trifida (Yellow Coralroot) 3430
Common Name Yellow Coralroot
Scientific Name Corallorhiza trifida
Family Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Date June 27, 2022
Location Peaks Trail, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/20 sec.
ISO 800
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Cirsium eatonii (Eaton’s Thistle) 4761
Common Name Eaton's Thistle, Mountaintop Thistle
Scientific Name Cirsium eatonii
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Date July 21, 2022
Location Hoosier Ridge, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/1000 sec.
ISO 800
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Descurainia incana (Mountain Tansey-mustard) 4816
Common Name Mountain Tansey-mustard
Scientific Name Descurainia incana
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Date July 21, 2022
Location Hoosier Ridge, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/500 sec.
ISO 800
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Oenothera coronopifolia (Cut-leaf Evening Primrose) 3515
Common Name Cut-leaf Evening Primrose, Crownleaf Evening Primrose
Scientific Name Oenothera coronopifolia
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Date July 3, 2022
Location Along Cottonwood Pass Road, Chaffee County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/160 sec.
ISO 400
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NEW! Picea englemannii var. engelmannii (Engelmann Spruce) 4724
Common Name Engelmann Spruce
Scientific Name Picea engelmannii var. engelmannii
Family Pinaceae (Pine)
Date July 21, 2022
Location Hoosier Ridge, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/640 sec.
ISO 1600
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NEW! Pinus aristata (Bristlecone Pine) 0114
Common Name Bristlecone Pine
Scientific Name Pinus aristata
Family Pinaceae (Pine)
Date August 4, 2022
Location Hoosier Pass, Park County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 70-180 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length 180 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/500 sec.
ISO 800
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Potentilla rubricaulis (Rocky Mountain Cinquefoil) 4709
Common Name Rocky Mountain Cinquefoil, Red-stemmed Cinquefoil
Scientific Name Potentilla rubricaulis (Potentilla hookeriana)
Family Rosaceae (Rose)
Date July 21, 2022
Location Hoosier Ridge, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/40 sec.
ISO 1600
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Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia (Bog Wintergreen) 3439
Common Name Bog Wintergreen
Scientific Name Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia
Family Ericaceae (Heath)
Date June 27, 2022
Location Peaks Trail, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/8 sec.
ISO 800
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NEW! Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover) 3347
Common Name Alsike Clover
Scientific Name Trifolium hybridum
Family Fabaceae (Pea)
Date June 26, 2022
Location Frisco Peninsula, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/14
Speed 1/400 sec.
ISO 800
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Viola renifolia (Kidney-leaf Violet) 3422
Common Name Kidney-leaf Violet
Scientific Name Viola renifolia
Family Violaceae (Violet)
Date June 27, 2022
Location Peaks Trail, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/16
Speed 1/6 sec.
ISO 800
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Veronica wormskjoldii (Alpine Speedwell) 4791
Common Name Alpine Speedwell
Scientific Name Veronica wormskjoldii
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Date July 21, 2022
Location Hoosier Ridge, Summit County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/14
Speed 1/30 sec.
ISO 200
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Yucca glauca (Great Plains Yucca) 3491
Common Name Graet Plains Yucca, Soapweed
Scientific Name Yucca Glauca
Family Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Date July 3, 2022
Location Cottonwood Pass Road, Chaffee County
Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikkor-Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture f/14
Speed 1/320 sec.
ISO 800

© Tom Lebsack 2022

Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County