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Red Butte Photo of the Day 15.September.2009

Rubber Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus)Rabbitbrush

Red Butte Photo of the Day 14.September.2009

Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)
Pinyon Pine

Pinyon pine is a widely distributed tree that grows throughout the Intermountain region of North America.  It is sometimes called the Colorado Pinyon.

In the wild it grows very slowly, and trees with a trunk diameter of 6 to 8 inches can be over a hundred years old. Pinyon's typically grow in either pure stands or mixed with Utah juniper.

Utah Natives

Take a look at these cool Utah natives.Pinyon Pine
Pinyon Pine  Pinus edulis

Skunk BrushSkunkbush Sumac  Rhus aromatica var. trilobata

 

Red Butte Photo of the Day 11.September.2009

Toothache Plant (Spilanthes acmella)
Toothache Plant

Red Butte Photo of the Day 10.September.2009

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel

The fragrant, graceful greenery of this herb can be used as a garnish or snipped like dill and used for a last minute flavor enhancer.  The flavor of fennel is sweeter and more delicate than anis and, when cooked becomes even lighter and more elusive than in its raw state.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 9.September.2009

Devil's Claw (Proboscidea parviflora)
Devil's Claw

A Little Bit of Herb......Garden.

See if you can find these amazing plants in the Herb Garden.

Devil's Claw
Devil's Claw  Proboscidea parviflora

FennelFennel  Foeniculum vulgare

 
Toothace Plant
Toothache Plant  Spilanthes acmella

 

Red Butte Photo of the Day 4.September.2009

Dalmatian Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica)
Dalmatian Toadflax

Dalmatian toadflax is a plant native to central Europe east to central Asia.  It was originally introduced into North America as an ornamental plant in the late 1800's and escaped cultivation and became invasive by the 1920's.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 3.September.2009

Wavyleaf Thistle (Cirsium undulatum)
Wavyleaf Thistle

Red Butte Photo of the Day 2.September.2009

Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
Oats

 

The drooping seed heads hang in clusters from slightly arching stems atop an upright clump of bamboo-like foliage. Its green leaves turn
copper in fall and the seed heads emerge green but turn purplish bronze
by late summer then dry to a straw color.

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HOURS
Jan 2-Mar 31: 9 am-5 pm
April 1-30: 9 am-7:30pm
May 1-Aug 31: 9 am-9 pm*
Sept 1-30: 9 am-7:30 pm*
Oct 1-Dec 23: 9 am-5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Dec 24-Jan 1

*Days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, hours are 9 am-5 pm.

Only Service Animals are allowed in the Garden

GENERAL ADMISSION

Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $10
Seniors (ages 65+): $8
Military w/ID: $8
Children (ages 3-17): $6
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $8
U of U Students: Free with valid ID

Groups (12 or more) $1 off ea. person

Enjoy half-price admission December, January, and February

CONTACT
(801)585-0556

LOCATION
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
How to Get Here

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