The yellow flowers that bloom on the dry prairie and in fields in the Denver area include many native and introduced plants. Here are some of them to help with field identification.
American Vetch plants are early purple blooms among the grasses out in the Willow Spring Open Space. The blooms start in April- May and continue through August. The purple blossoms are shaped like a butterfly with 5 petals. American Vetches have tendrils at the end of their stem which they wrap around other plants or
Milkweed is a very familiar plant name due to its close association with Monarch Butterflies, but not everyone recognizes it when they see it! Showy or Common Milkweed is a tall plant with pale or deep pink flowers massed together at the top of the plant, large leaves and interesting seed pods later in the