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
General
Descriptions
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
Description
Plant list includes most of the species available in the CoNPS native plant sale.
Potential
Hazards
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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/395951837802845/

https://ecocity.partners/2019/05/01/cheyenne-mountain-state-park-native-garden-installation-may-5,-2019/

REGISTER HERE:
https://conps.org/mfm-event-calendar/#!event/2019/5/5/cheyenne-mountain-state-park-native-garden-installation

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


Nodding Onion – Allium cernuum
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ALCE2

Pussytoes – Antennaria parvifolia
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ANPA4#

Rose Milkweed – Asclepias incarnata
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ASIN#

Chocolate Flower – Berlandiera lyrata
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=BELY#

Aspen Daisy – Erigeron speciosus
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ERSP4#

James’ buckwheat – Eriogonum arcuatum
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ERJAF
Sticky Geranium – Geranium viscosissimum
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=GEVI2#
Prairie Smoke – Geum triflorum
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=GETR

Maximilian Sunflower – Helianthus maximiliani

Maximilian Sunflower – Helianthus maximiliani
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=HEMA2#
Hairy Golden Aster – Heterotheca villosa
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=HEVI4#
Bigelow’s Tansyaster – Machaeranthera bigelovii
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=MABI
Rocky Mountain Penstemon – Penstemon strictus
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PEST2#
Prairie Coneflower – Ratibida columnifera
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=RACO3#
Royal Catchfly – Silene regia
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SIRE2#
Blue Vervain – Verbena hastata
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=VEHA2#
Whipple’s Penstemon – Penstemon whippleanus
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PEWH#

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

Grass, Big Bluestem – Andropogon gerardii
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ANGE#
Grass, Sideoats Grama – Bouteloua curtipendula
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=BOCU
Grass, Yellow Indian – Sorghastrum nutans
https://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=sonu2_005_avp.tif
Grass, Little Bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium tps://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=scsc_002_avp.tif

Native shrubs for home landscapes:

Shrub, Chokecherry – Prunus virginiana
https://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=prvi_010_ahp.jpg

Shrub, Drawf Rabbitbrush, Baby Blue – Ericameria (formerly Chrysothamnus) nauseosus var. nauseosa
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ERNAN5#
Shrub, Mountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf – Cercocarpus ledifolius
https://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=cele3_012_ahp.tif

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