Sky Islands of the West

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Rhododendron 'Northern Lights' and 'Ramapo'
R. albiflorum
Landscape arch, Utah
Steppe region of the west
Pawnee Buttes
Steppe endemics: Mimulus eastwoodiae, Penstemon debilis, Sclerocactus glaucus
Topography of the west: 500 mountain ranges between Canada and Mexico
Life zones: above 2000 meters the climate is humid
Rainfall lmlap showing sparseness of high elevations
Woodlands between 1000-3500m have humid demanding plants
Cornus canadensis grows into New Mexico (Canadian carpet)
Cypripedium pubescens 
Erythronium grandiflorum
Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum
Cytopteris montana and Aquilegia elegantula
Trillium ovatum
Aquilegia chrysantha
A. caerulea v. Daileyae
Rubus lasiococcus
R. pedatus
Phyllodoce empetriformis
Swertia radiata
Viola nuttallii
Allium geyeri
Fritillaria lanceolata
Montane and Subalpine (2000-3500 meters)
Gentiana thermalis
Camassia quamash
Clematis columbiana v. tenuiloba
C. hirsutissima
C. h. (Rose form)
C. scottii
Corydalis caseana
Erigeron compositus
Alpine tundra (above 3500m)
Crevice garden at Montreal Botanical Garden
Trough gardening
Penstemon mensarum
Claytonia megarhiza
Phlox pulvinata
P. condensata
P. kelseyi 'Lemhi Purple'
Polemonium pulcherrimum
P. confertum
Collomia debilis forms
C. larsenii
Linanthastrum nuttallii
Green roof medium excellent for alpines
Pinus aristata on Mt. Goliath
Delphinium alpestre
D. nuttallii
Caltha leptosepala and Trollius laxus v. albiflorus
Ranunculus macauleyi 
Aquilegia saximontana
Eritrichium aretioides
E. howardii
Gentianopsis barbellata
Kelseya uniflora
Physaria alpina
Primula rusbyi
Saxifraga chrysantha
Telesonix jamesi
Telesonix heucheriformis
Lower Elevation parklands
Heuchera sanguinea
Mentensia bakeri
Pediocactus simpsonii 
Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum
E. u. v. proliferum 
E. u. v.  porteri
E. u. v.  minus
E. ovalifolium
Lupinus albifrons
Oxytropis multiceps
Zauschneria garrettii
Z. septentrionalis
Monardella macrantha 'Marion Sampson'
Bouteloua gracilis
Abronia fragrans
Asclepias asperula
A. viridis
A. tuberosa
Clematis fremontii
Hydrophyllum capitatum
Escobaria vivipara
Echinocereus reichenbachii
Euphorbia marginata
Eustoma grandiflorum
Liatris puncata
Nemastylis geminiflora
Oenothera macrocarpa v. incana
O. fremontii
O. serrulata
O. canescens
Mirabilis rotundifolia
Tradescantia tharpii

Sources:
Beaver Creek Alpines http://www.rockgardenplants.com/
Wrightman Alpines: http://www.wrightmanalpines.com/













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