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Flora & Fauna of the Boulder Creek Watershed

Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Trees, Plants and Shrubs found in the Boulder Creek Watershed
Common Name Species Native Native
rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss no
brown trout Salmo trutta  no
common carp Cyprinus carpio no
central stoneroller Campostoma anomalum yes
fathead minnow Pimephales promelas yes
longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae yes
creek chub Semotilus atromaculatus yes
longnose sucker Catostomus catostomus yes
white sucker Catostomus commersoni  yes
plains top minnow Fundulus sciadicus yes
western mosquito fish Gambusia affinis  no
green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus yes
largemouth bass  Micropterus salmoides no
tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum  yes
western toad Bufo boreas yes
great plains toad Bufo cognatus yes
woodhouse's toad Bufo woodhousii  yes
western chorus toad Pseudacris triseriata yes
bullfrog  Rana catesbeiana no
northern leopard frog Rana pipiens yes
plains spadefoot frog Spea bombifrons yes
snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina yes
painted turtle Chrysemys picta yes
ornate box turtle Terrapene ornata no
six-lined racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus yes
many-lined skink Eumeces multivirgatus no
lesser earless lizard Holbrookia maculata no
short-horned lizard Phrynosoma douglassii yes
red-lipped plateau lizard Sceloporus undulatus erythrocheilus yes
racer Coluber constrictor yes
western rattlesnake Crotalus viridis yes
milk snake Lampropeltis triangulum yes
smooth green snake Liochlorophis vernalis yes
northern water snake Nerodia sipedon yes
bullsnake Pituophis catenifer yes
plains blackhead snake Tantilla nigriceps yes
western terrestrial garter snake Thamnophis elegans yes
plains garter snake Thamnophis radix yes
common garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis yes
lined snake Tropidoclonion lineatum yes


green ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica no
box elder Negundo aceroides yes
plains cottonwood Populus deltoidea ssp. occidentalis yes
hackberry Celtis reticulata yes
Russian Olive Elaeagnus angustifolia no
peach-leaved willow Salix amygdaloides yes



wax currant

Ribes cereum yes
hawthorn Crataegus spp yes
wild plum Prunus americana yes
wild rose Rosa arkansana yes
salt cedar Tmarix ramosissima yes
snowberry Symphoricarpos occidentalis yes
sandbar willow Salix exigua yes
Herbaceous Plants  
arrowhead Sagittaria latifolia yes
foxtail barley Critesion jubatum yes
broad-leaved cat-tail Typha latifolia yes
prairie cord-grass Spartina pectinata yes
sand dropseed Sporogbolus cryptandrus yes
kochia Kochia sieversiana no
wild licorice Glycyrrhiza lepidota yes
poison ivy Toxicodendron rydbergii yes
pondweed Potamogeton spp. yes
saltgrass Distichlis stricta yes
sunflower Helianthus nuttallii yes
water-plantain Alisma plantago-aquatica yes
western wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii yes
bulrush Schoenoplectus lacustris yes

Source: Mutel, Cornelia Fleischer and JohnC. Emerick. From Grassland to Glacier: the Natural History of Colorado and the Surrounding Region. Johnson Publishing 1992. pages 59-70.

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