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Tuesday - March 20, 2007

From: Angel Fire, , NM
Region: Southwest
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Wildflowers for Angel Fire, NM
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

What wildflowers would you recommend for Angel Fire, NM, at an elevation of 9150 ft. with rocky soil and a windy, northwest exposure? Thank you for your help!

ANSWER:

Here are some recommendations for alpine plants that are native to Colfax County, New Mexico:

 


Achillea millefolium

Aconitum columbianum

Agoseris aurantiaca

Astragalus alpinus

Campanula rotundifolia

Dodecatheon pulchellum

Pseudocymopterus montanus

Zigadenus elegans

 

 

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