Blue grama's comb-shaped seedheads resemble eyelashes.
Cottonwood trees line the Refuge's lakes and streams.
Prickly poppy is commonly seen throughout the short-grass prairie.
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
Bees and insects enjoy the rich nectar from the Rocky Mountain bee plant's blossoms and the seeds are often consumed by mourning doves.
The rubber rabbitbrush flowers June to September.
Sand bluestem is one of the taller grasses on the Refuge and can reach heights of up to seven feet.
The flower of the showy milkweed makes a five pointed star pattern.
Sideoats grama gets its name from the oat-like florets that appear to hang on the seed stalk on one side.
Page Photo Credits Sunflowers - © Josh Barchers/DPRA, Blue Grama - Aaron Rinker/USFWS, Cottonwood Tree in Spring - © Dave Showalter, Prickly Poppy - Peggy Redle/USFWS, Rocky Mountain Bee Plant - Aaron Rinker/USFWS, Rubber Rabbitbrush - Aaron Rinker/USFWS, Sand Bluestem - © Rich Keen/DPRA, Showy Milkweed - USFWS, Side Oats Grama - Aaron Rinker/USFWS
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2013