Common sunflower is a robust annual that grows from 1 1/2 to over 8 feet tall. The flower heads can grow up to 5 inches across. It is the state flower of Kansas.
In most parts of the country, this penstemon is usually grown as an annual, but is hardy in zones 8-10. If it is grown with dry cover and dry soil, in a protected location, it can survive much colder winters.
The species is native from the colder parts of the Mexico mountains.
Just because summer is coming to an end doesn't mean that colorful flowers are too.
This long-lived subshrub grows into a rounded mound with green, thread-like, sticky green leaves. It flowers from late summer into fall. It prefers full sun and low water.
Like Rubber Rabbitbrush, Broom Snakeweed is also an indicator species of poor range management, often indicating overgrazing.
This Utah native is a great perennial to have in any xeric garden with its large four-petaled flowers, bright pink buds, and delicate aroma. It does best when grown in full sun with dry, infertile, well-drained soil and given plenty of room to spread.
Rubber rabbitbrush can be found growing throughout the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, Sonoran Desert and from lowlands to sub-alpine zones. It grows in sunny, open locations in a variety of habitats such as moist drainage, dry deserts, plains and mountains. It is very common to find on disturbed land. Dense stands of rubber rabbitbrush usually indicate poor range management.
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.
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