In the mountains north of Taos, New Mexico, we hiked the Nordski Trail. It is a trail for cross country/Nordic skiers, including beginners, and so relatively level. We saw lovely vistas and wonderful flowers.
|Harebells (Campanula rotundifolia) and a salsify (Tragopogon)|
|mountain death camas, Zigadenus elegans|
|white violet (Viola species, violet family, Violaceae)|
Comments and corrections welcome.
Many of these plants have changed names more than once in the last 50 years; I used the names in Ackerfield. I included plant families, as usual, so if you don't know the plant, you might know some of its relatives.
Ackerfield, J. 2015. Flora of Colorado. BRIT Press, Fort Worth, Texas.
Beidelman, L. H., R. G. Beidleman and B. E. Willard. 2000. Plants of Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park Association Publisher, Estes Park, CO.
Kershaw, L., A. MacKinnon and J. Pojar. 2017. Plants of the Rocky Mountains. Partners Publishing, Edmonton Alberta.