I could not have created this new website without digital photography -- unless I had won the lottery!! Last summer, I set out to create an identification guide to all the wild-growing plants located in the small high-altitude area of the Peak 7 subdivision. The website is called "Wildflowers of Peak 7" and is located at http://www.picturetrail.com/snowtrekker7
I have a vision problem similar to macular degeneration so I have to rely on the auto-focus feature of my camera. In order to assure a sharply-focused rendition of the important plant parts, I took over 6,000 photos!
Some of the species are non-natives; some are garden escapes. They are included to help local residents determine whether to keep or weed out something with which they are not familiar. The majority of the species are natives that live in the Breckenridge, Colorado area between about 9,400 and 10,200 feet. Many are treasured denizens of my experimental rock gardens.
I hope you will find this new website helpful in identifying Rocky Mountain species. I'm currently sorting and editing this year's photos and will be uploading about 30 additional species this winter. I've tried my best to get the correct I.D. for each species. If you see an error, please let me know so I may correct it.