Colorado wildflowers are usually not very big, sometimes with flowers only a half-inch (13mm) across. They look big in the pictures, of course. You can traipse through a high meadow and see nothing but green unless you stop and very deliberately look for the flowers. You’ll be delighted with the results.
I was therefore delighted to find this little book on sale at a gasoline station south of Buena Vista, Colorado—my wife and I were traveling to Denver. It may seem a bit pricey at $16.95, but it’s chock full of color photographs and must’ve cost a mint to print. So, with this book in hand, I’ll go back through my wildflower posts and try to put names to flowers. If you see me make a mistake, please comment—a reply form is always at the very bottom of every post.
Book info (you can click on the cover photo to be taken directly to the author’s website):
Title: Wildflowers of Colorado: Field Guide
Authors: Don Mammoser with Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications, Inc., direct link here