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It's Wildflower Season on Mountain Peaks, But Alpine Plants May Soon Miss the Date

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Photo of flowers and buds on rockcress in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Flowers and buds on rockcress in the Colorado Rocky Mountains: earlier each year.

Credit: David Inouye


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Photo of Gothic Mountain shrouded in clouds behind Colorado's Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.

Gothic Mountain shrouded in clouds behind Colorado's Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons


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Photo of the flowers of Drummond's rockcress.

Tall and stately, Drummond's rockcress flowers when mountain snows melt.

Credit: USDA


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Photo of a young Drummond's rockcress in an experimental garden.

A young Drummond's rockcress in an experimental garden at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.

Credit: Jill Anderson


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Photo of wildflowers in full bloom in Colorado's Rockies.

It's wildflower season in the Rockies now; Colorado's famed wildflowers are in full bloom.

Credit: NPS


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Photo of wildflowers at 12,100 feet on Copper Mountain.

Wildflowers grace the Colorado Rockies, here at 12,100 feet on Copper Mountain.

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