Eastern Mojave Vegetation Dinosaur Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado.
 
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See also: Dinosaur Ridge (north).

See also: Dakota Ridge. Matthews/Winters Park. Tin Cup Ridge.

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The original discovery site of some of the best known dinosaurs and is the first place that dinosaur bones were ever found in North America. Location is on the state register of historic places.

Sometimes this ridge is called “Dakota Ridge.” Even the trail on this ridge is called the “Dakota Ridge Trail.” However, the Bureau of Geographic Names (BGN) does not accept that name for the ridge, and applies the name “Dinosaur Ridge” instead. The “Dakota” name is probably applied from the group name of the formations that make up the higback.


Elevation: 6657ft, 2029m.

Articles that refer to this location:

 

Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Scott, G. R. 1972. Geologic map of the Morrison quadrangle, Jefferson County, Colorado. Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-790-A. U. S. Geological Survey: 1972. {TAS-pdf} http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngm-bin/pdp/download.pl?q=7283_9620_5, accessed 28 August 2014
  • Waage, Karl M. 1955. Dakota Group in Northern Front Range Foothills, Colorado. Geological Survey Professional Paper. 274-B. Washington, D. C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1955. {TAS-pdf}

Species collected at or near this location.

This list summarizes plants collected or observed at this specific, named location. It does not include plants collected or observed at nearby named or unnamed locations. It may be more instructive to use the Area Lists that contain this location.

  • TAS – The plant was collected by Tom Schweich.
  • Oth – The plant was collected by someone, but not Tom.
  • Obs – The plant was observed, but not collected.

Cupressaceae

Juniperus scopulorum Sarg. Rocky Mountain Juniper (Obs)

Pinaceae

Pinus ponderosa Laws. Ponderosa Pine (Obs)

Apiaceae

Harbouria trachypleura (A. Gray) J.M. Coult. & Rose. Whiskbroom Parsley (Obs)

Lomatium orientale J.M. Coult. & Rose. Salt-and-Pepper (Obs)

Apocynaceae

Apocynum androsaemifolium L. Bitter Dogbane (Obs)

Asteraceae

Anthemideae

Artemisia frigida Willd. Prairie Sagewort (Obs)

Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt. Silver Wormwood (Obs)

Astereae

Heterotheca villosa (Pursh) Shinners. Hairy False Goldenaster (Obs)

Cichorieae

Microseridinae

Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf. Pale Goat-Chicory (Obs)

Scorzonerinae

Tragopogon dubius Scop. Yellow Salsify (Obs)

Senecioneae

Senecio integerrimus Nutt. Columbia Ragwort (Obs)

Boraginaceae

Mertensia lanceolata (Pursh) DC. Prairie Bluebells (Obs)

Brassicaceae

Physaria. Double Bladder Pod (TAS+Obs)

Physaria montana (A. Gray) Greene. Mountain Bladderpod (Obs)

Cactaceae

Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm. Western Pricklypear (Obs)

Caryophyllaceae

Cerastium arvense L. strictum Gaudin. Field Chickweed (Obs)

Chenopodiaceae

Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. Four-wing Saltbush (Obs)

Crassulaceae

Sedum lanceolatum Torr. Spearleaf Stonecrop (Obs)

Fagaceae

Quercus gambelii Nutt. Gambel's oak (Obs)

Geraniaceae

Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Her. ex Aiton. Redstem Stork's Bill (Obs)

Grossulariaceae

Ribes cereum Douglas. Wax Currant (Obs)

Plantaginaceae

Collinsia parviflora Lindl. Maiden Blue-eyed Mary (Obs)

Penstemon virens Pennell ex Rydb. Front Range Beardtongue (Obs)

Polygonaceae

Eriogonum umbellatum Torrey, Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York. 2: 241. 1827. Sulphur-Flower Buckwheat (Obs)

Rosaceae

Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt. ex M. Roem. Saskatoon Serviceberry (Obs)

Cercocarpus montanus Raf. Alder-Leaf Mountain Mahogany (Obs)

Potentilla fissa Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray. Bigflower Cinquefoil (Obs)

Prunus americana Marshall. American Plum (Obs)

Prunus virginiana L. Chokecherry (Obs)

Santalaceae

Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. pallida (A. DC.) Piehl. Pale Bastard Toadflax (Obs)

Saxifragaceae

Heuchera parvifolia Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray. Littleleaf Alumroot (Obs)

Alliaceae

Allium textile A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr. Textile Onion (Obs)

Commelinaceae

Tradescantia occidentalis (Britton) Smyth. Prairie Spiderwort (Obs)

Melanthiaceae

Toxicoscordion paniculatum (Nutt.) Rydb. Foothill Death Camas (Obs)

Poaceae

Andropogoneae

Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash. Little Bluestem (Oth)

Aveneae

Koeleria macrantha (Ledeb.) Schult. Prairie Junegrass (Obs)

Bromeae

Bromus inermis Leyss. Smooth Brome (Obs)

Bromus tectorum L. Cheat Grass (Obs)

Stipeae

Achnatherum hymenoides (Roem. & Schult.) Barkworth. Indian Rice Grass (Obs)

Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth. Needle and Thread (Obs)

Total number of taxa: 40
Native Taxa:
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35
Exotic Taxa:
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4
Nativity Undetermined:
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1
Listed Weeds:
Indentified as Weed
0
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Date and time this article was prepared:5:34:22 PM, 9/6/2021.