|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Dinosaur Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado.|
See also: Dinosaur Ridge (north).
See also: Dakota Ridge. Matthews/Winters Park. Tin Cup Ridge.
The original discovery site of some of the best known dinosaurs and is the first place that dinosaur bones were ever found in North America. Location is on the state register of historic places.
Sometimes this ridge is called “Dakota Ridge.” Even the trail on this ridge is called the “Dakota Ridge Trail.” However, the Bureau of Geographic Names (BGN) does not accept that name for the ridge, and applies the name “Dinosaur Ridge” instead. The “Dakota” name is probably applied from the group name of the formations that make up the higback.
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Species collected at or near this location.
This list summarizes plants collected or observed at this specific, named location. It does not include plants collected or observed at nearby named or unnamed locations. It may be more instructive to use the Area Lists that contain this location.
Juniperus scopulorum Sarg. Rocky Mountain Juniper (Obs)
Pinus ponderosa Laws. Ponderosa Pine (Obs)
Harbouria trachypleura (A. Gray) J.M. Coult. & Rose. Whiskbroom Parsley (Obs)
Lomatium orientale J.M. Coult. & Rose. Salt-and-Pepper (Obs)
Apocynum androsaemifolium L. Bitter Dogbane (Obs)
Artemisia frigida Willd. Prairie Sagewort (Obs)
Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt. Silver Wormwood (Obs)
Heterotheca villosa (Pursh) Shinners. Hairy False Goldenaster (Obs)
Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf. Pale Goat-Chicory (Obs)
Tragopogon dubius Scop. Yellow Salsify (Obs)
Senecio integerrimus Nutt. Columbia Ragwort (Obs)
Mertensia lanceolata (Pursh) DC. Prairie Bluebells (Obs)
Physaria vitulifera × bellii. Twinpod Hybrid (TAS)
Physaria. Double Bladder Pod (Obs)
Physaria montana (A. Gray) Greene. Mountain Bladderpod (Obs)
Physaria vitulifera Rydb. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 278. 1901. Roundtip Twinpod (Oth)
Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm. Western Pricklypear (Obs)
Cerastium arvense L. strictum Gaudin. Field Chickweed (Obs)
Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. Four-wing Saltbush (Obs)
Sedum lanceolatum Torr. Spearleaf Stonecrop (Obs)
Quercus gambelii Nutt. Gambel's oak (Obs)
Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Her. ex Aiton. Hemlock-leav'd Crane's-bill (Obs)
Ribes cereum Douglas. Wax Currant (Obs)
Eriogonum umbellatum Torrey, Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York. 2: 241. 1827. Sulphur-Flower Buckwheat (Obs)
Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt. ex M. Roem. Saskatoon Serviceberry (Obs)
Cercocarpus montanus Raf. Alder-Leaf Mountain Mahogany (Obs)
Potentilla fissa Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray. Bigflower Cinquefoil (Obs)
Prunus americana Marshall. American Plum (Obs)
Prunus virginiana L. Chokecherry (Obs)
Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. pallida (A. DC.) Piehl. Pale Bastard Toadflax (Obs)
Heuchera parvifolia Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray. Littleleaf Alumroot (Obs)
Allium textile A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr. Textile Onion (Obs)
Tradescantia occidentalis (Britton) Smyth. Prairie Spiderwort (Obs)
Toxicoscordion paniculatum (Nutt.) Rydb. Foothill Death Camas (Obs)
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash. Little Bluestem (Oth)
Koeleria macrantha (Ledeb.) Schult. Prairie Junegrass (Obs)
Bromus inermis Leyss. Smooth Brome (Obs)
Bromus tectorum L. Cheat Grass (Obs)
Achnatherum hymenoides (Roem. & Schult.) Barkworth. Indian Rice Grass (Obs)
Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth. Needle and Thread (Obs)
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Date and time this article was prepared:5:06:59 PM, 3/17/2023.