Cheyenne Mountain State Park Native Garden Installation May 5, 2019

Date of TripMay 5, 2019
Start Time8:30a (breakfast) 9a (begin work in the garden)
End Time12p
Plant native flowers in the CMSP Visitor Center garden. Collect baseline data about the species present in the garden.
Physical Difficulty (1 to 5 with one being the easiest)1
Plant ID
Plant list includes most of the species available in the CoNPS native plant sale.
We will be working at the visitor’s center. It is possible we will encounter snakes, but this is a frontcountry project involving no hiking.
Meeting PlaceCheyenne Mountain State Park JL Heights Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Total number of participants10
Are non-members welcome?Yes, but membership is strongly suggested
More info:We will be near a building with facilities, water, etc. Breakfast will be served before the work day.,-2019/

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Native plants for Front Range gardens, most of which we will be planting at Cheyenne Mountain State Park:

Nodding Onion – Allium cernuum

Pussytoes – Antennaria parvifolia

Rose Milkweed – Asclepias incarnata

Chocolate Flower – Berlandiera lyrata

Aspen Daisy – Erigeron speciosus

James’ buckwheat – Eriogonum arcuatum
Sticky Geranium – Geranium viscosissimum
Prairie Smoke – Geum triflorum

Maximilian Sunflower – Helianthus maximiliani

Maximilian Sunflower – Helianthus maximiliani
Hairy Golden Aster – Heterotheca villosa
Bigelow’s Tansyaster – Machaeranthera bigelovii
Rocky Mountain Penstemon – Penstemon strictus
Prairie Coneflower – Ratibida columnifera
Royal Catchfly – Silene regia
Blue Vervain – Verbena hastata
Whipple’s Penstemon – Penstemon whippleanus

Native grasses, not used in this garden, but included here for general information:

Grass, Big Bluestem – Andropogon gerardii
Grass, Sideoats Grama – Bouteloua curtipendula
Grass, Yellow Indian – Sorghastrum nutans
Grass, Little Bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium tps://

Native shrubs for home landscapes:

Shrub, Chokecherry – Prunus virginiana

Shrub, Drawf Rabbitbrush, Baby Blue – Ericameria (formerly Chrysothamnus) nauseosus var. nauseosa
Shrub, Mountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf – Cercocarpus ledifolius

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