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Large Leafed Lamb's Ear, Stachys byzantina, Helen von Stein

A creeping herbaceous perennial native to the Middle East.
Touch the velvety soft leaves.
Observe the large shape and texture of the leaf resemble a lamb’s ear

Reference and photo credit: https://www.highcountrygardens.com/media/catalog/product/s/t/stachys_byzantina_helen_von_stein




Mint, Mentha

A perennial herb used to add flavor to food and drinks.
Rub and sniff the fragrant leaves.
Feel the square shape of the stems. by rolling them between your fingers.
Look for the crinkled leafs with jagged edges.

Reference and photo credit: https://www.almanac.com/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/image_nodes/mint




Santa Fe Maximilian's Sunflower, Helianthus maximiliana, Santa Fe

A very tall showy wildflower.  Look for large yellow flowers in the fall.
Observe
how tall it grows.
Listen
for birds and bees as they visit the flowers for it’s nectar and seeds.

Reference and photo credit: https://www.highcountrygardens.com/media/catalog/product/b/e/betty-griffith-maximilliana-santa-fe-sunflower




Chocolate Flower, Berlandiera lyrata

Ever blooming native wildflower from the Southwest
Smell the rich chocolate aroma in the early morning 
Look at the dark-eyed, yellow daisies that bloom all summer

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Northwind Upright Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum Northwind

A showy- upright growing form of Prairie Switch grass
Listen to the gentle sound of the wind as it moves thru the grass.
Touch as you walk by let your hand graze the soft blades.
Look carefully for the fine textured yellow flowers in summer
Observe the color change from blue-green to tawny yellow in the fall.

Reference and photo credit: https://www.highcountrygardens.com/perennial-plants/ornamental-grass/panicum-virgatum-northwind

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Durango Botanic Gardens

Our Location:

The Durango Botanic Gardens are physically located at the Durango Public Library, to the north and east of the library.  The library is located at 1900 E. 3rd Ave., Durango.

There is no admission charge.  Stroll the gardens yourself (there is ample signage in most gardens) or call us at 970-880-4841 to arrange a group tour. See our Information Tab for more.

Contact Us:

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS     
10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO  81301    

Phone:  970-880-4841
durangobotanic@gmail.com

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