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Late Season Wildflowers Around Purgatory Resort

The San Juan Mountains are lovely this time of year, especially with wildflowers in full bloom right now. If you didn’t get to check out the early season wildflowers, you won’t want to miss these three late season wildflowers. Here are three beautiful blooms you can still catch on the tail end of summer. 

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Fireweed 
Chamerion (Epilobium) angustifolium

This beautiful plant is a member of the Evening Primrose family, and blooms in late summer to fall. The pink flowers attract both bees and hummingbirds.

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Giant Red Indian (Scarlet) Paintbrush
Castilleja Miniata

Paintbrush flourishes in the high country for a good period of the summer season. So if you missed the first bloom of early summer, you’re still guaranteed to catch a few late season wildflowers. Paintbrush come in a wide variety of colors ranging from pink, orange and yellow to light green or purple.

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Orange Sneezeweed
Hymenoxys hoopesii

Also called owl’s claws, these yellow flowers are prominent on the mountain and grow in clusters. These wildflowers bloom all the way into September, offering a nice pop of color to the late summer landscape.

 

Stay in the heart of the San Juans and enjoy cool alpine temps, stunning views and endless wildflowers. With room to roam, Purgatory Resort is your home base for fun and adventure. With rates starting at $102, you have the freedom to book any day of the week and the flexibility of revising your trip itinerary with our 7 day cancellation policySale ends August 16.

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