Wildflowers coming into bloom all around county

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — Wildflowers such as Indian paintbrush, Blue columbine (Colorado’s state flower) and lupine are coloring the mountainsides after a long winter.Wildflower season is getting going across the Vail Valley, and it will last for a few weeks. “I would say depending where you are, it’s already here,” said Nicola Ripley, of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail.Wildflowers at locations such as Shrine Pass are starting now and will go for a couple of months, while places downvalley have been seeing blooming flowers for weeks already, Ripley said.“We have arguably some of the best wildflower displays in the …

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