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Heavy Drinkers

Cottonwoods along the river

The Narrow-leaved Cottonwood

is the most common tree on the creek banks and drinks over 100 gallons of water every summer day.

Narrow Leaf Cottonwood branch
Narrow Leaf Cottonwood branch

Have you noticed

there are more trees along the creek than on the surrounding hillside? The trees growing beside the creek consume more water.

The Rocky Mountain Juniper

relies on large quantities of water to grow. The foliage or greenery of the Rocky Mountain Juniper is fine and lacy. It's berries are purple-white. Try rubbing a juniper berry. Can you make it turn light blue?

Rocky Mountain Juniper
Rocky Mountain Juniper berries


 
Last updated: 03-25-2013