vegetation is found within St Vrain State Park in our riparian and wetland
habitats. Plains Cottonwood trees stand strong and tall throughout the park and
provide idyllic areas of shaded tranquility on hot summer days. Willows line
the waterways and provide stability to the shorelines of our fourteen ponds and
the banks of the St Vrain River. For a list of the most common trees in the
park check out our Trees of St. Vrain Brochure.
and flowering shrubs such as Rabbitbrush, Prickly Poppy, Prairie Coneflower,
Little Sunflower, Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Prairie Clover, and Milkweed are
found within the park throughout the spring and summer.
weeds and non-native plants play a larger role in the park’s ecosystem than they
should. However, eradication efforts are underway to remove the most widespread
and detrimental species such as, Russian olive, Tamarisk, and Eurasian