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State park spring wildflowers

State park spring wildflowers

Spring begins with the pale blue prairie crocus (Pasqueflower) often peeking through late winter snows. Soon the crocuses are surrounded in a sea of green grasses splashed with subtle hints of lavenders, yellows, blue and pink spring wildflowers.

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Common blue-violet spring flowers

Prairie Crocus (Pulsatilla patens)

Prairie Crocus

Blooms: April

Habitat: Prairies

 

Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)

Blue-eyed Grass

Blooms: Early May – early June

Habitat: Prairies

 
 

Blue Prairie Violet (Viola spp.)

Blue Prairie Violet

Blooms: Late April – late May

Habitat: Prairies, woodlands

 

Purple Locoweed (Oxytropis lambertii)

Purple Locoweed

Blooms: Early May – June

Habitat: Prairies

 
 
Other blue flowers
 

Common yellow spring flowers

Yellow Violet (Viola sp.)

Yellow Violet

Blooms: Mid April – late May

Habitat: Prairies

 

Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)

Golden Alexander

Blooms: Late April – mid June

Habitat: Wet meadows

 
 
Other yellow flowers
 

Common white spring flowers

White Beardtongue (Penstemon albidus)

White Beardtongue

Blooms: Early May – early June

Habitat: Upland Prairies

 

White Violet (Viola sp.)

White Violet

Blooms: Late April – late May

Habitat: Woods

 
 

Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

Fleabane

Blooms: Late April - early June

Habitat: Prairies

 
 
Other white flowers
 

Common pink and red spring flowers

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Columbine

Blooms: Early May – mid June

Habitat: Open woods

 

Torch Flower (Geum triflorum)

Torch Flower

Blooms: Mid April – early June

Habitat: Upland prairies

 
 
Other pink flowers