WILDFLOWERS, FERNS, & TREES of
Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, & Utah

Welcome to my web site for the identification and appreciation of mountain and desert flora.
Please feel free to email me your comments and questions.      Al Schneider 

Datura icon

Fern Button Tree Button

CLICK         A         BUTTON         TO         VIEW         FLOWERS            FERNS            TREES   

Are you trying to identify a plant? Choose characteristics below.
Skip those characteristics you are not sure about. Click the "Submit" button below.

You can also browse with this characteristics search function: Want to see all trees? Click Type=Tree and submit.
Want to see all Asteraceae (Sunflowers)? Click Type=Wildflower, Shape=Asteraceae (Sunflower) and submit.

Plant Type
Tree
Shrub
Fern
Wildflower
Cactus
Vine
Skip this category

Flower color
Yellow
White
Red, Pink
Orange
Blue, Purple
Green, Brown
Skip this category

Flowering Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Skip this category

Vegetation Zone
Alpine
Subalpine
Montane
Foothills
Semi-desert
Skip this category

Habitat

Woodlands
Shrublands, grasslands
Meadows, openings, tundra
Rocky areas, scree
Wetlands, seeps, springs
Streamsides, streams
Ponds
Disturbed areas, roadsides
Skip this category

Flower Shapes by Family       Skip this "Flower Shape" category.

                                                I do not see my flower shape below. Show me all others.

 

Apiaceae (Parsley Family)
 Conioselinum scopulorum (Hemlock Parsley) Cymopterus lemmonii (Mountain Parsley)

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)
Arnica latifolia (Broadleaf Arnica) Erigeron speciosus (Showy Daisy)

Senicio bigilovii (Nodding Ragwort) Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)

Antennaria rosea (Red Pussytoes) Carduus nutans (Musk Thistle)

Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not Family)
Cryptantha minima (Little Cat's Eye) Mertensia franciscana (Franciscan Bluebells) Phacelia howelliana (Howell's Phacelia)

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
Dimorphocarpa wislizenii (Spectacle Pod) Descurainia incana (Mountain Tansy Mustard)

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
Cerastium arvense (Mouse-ear Chickweed) Silene acaulis (Moss Campion)

Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Astragalus flava (White Milk Vetch) Trifolium parryi (Parry's Trifolium)

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family) 
Oenothera coronopifolia (Cut-leaf Evening Primrose Epilobium ciliatum (Fringed Willowherb)

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)
Orobanche fasciculata (Bundled Broomrape)  Pedicularis parryi (Parry's Alpine Lousewort) Casilleja linariifolia (Wyoming Paintbrush)

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)
Penstemon cyanocaulis (Blue-stemmed Penstemon) Bessya alpina (Alpine Kitten Tails)

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Ipomopsis aggregata (Scarlet Gilia) Phlox condensata (Alpine Phlox)

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
Eriogonum cernuum (Nodding Buckwheat) Eriogonum umbellatum (Sulphur Flower) Persicaria amphibia (Water Smartweed)

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)  
Ranunculus glaberrimus (Sagebrush Buttercup) Aquilegia micrantha (Alcove Columbine) Delephinium barbeyi (Barbey's Delphinium)
   
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Potentilla rubricaulis (Red-stemmed Cinquefoil) Cratageus sp (Hawthorn)

 

Alphabetize results by

        Genus
        Common name
        Scientific family name

           Click "Submit" below.

Another Way to Search This Site

The search box below allows you to search this site for anything: names of botanists, trails, states, flowers, plant parts, etc. If your search has more than one word, for instance, "Lake Hope", be sure to enclose the words in quotation marks. Otherwise you will retrieve every entry for each word.

search engine by freefind

WEB SITE CONTENTS

Click for field trips and programs of the San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society

FEATURES: SPRING 2015     

          RECENT ADDITIONS

    Betty's quilts    &   Betty's beading

 

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Photographs, written material, design, and all other aspects of this web site are
© Al Schneider.
No aspect of this web site may be used for any purpose  -- 
personal, not-for-profit, governmental, or commercial  --
without the permission of Al Schneider. 
 
Email Al
  or phone (970-882-4647) for permission and commercial prices.

Proceeds from the sale of Al's photographs pay for this web site.

THANKS to    MYDURANGO.NET    for hosting this web site. 
MyDurango.net serves Cortez, Mancos, Bayfield, and Durango, Colorado 
with DSL and phone service.
www.myDurango.net        970-385-2500

And thanks to Steve Sullivan, patient paragon programmer who set up
the search mechanism at the top of this page. Click for Steve's great botanical web site.

This web site is updated almost every day.
The site has been visited several million times since its inception in February, 2001.

I hope you enjoy your visit with the plants of the Four Corners states.
Please feel free to contact me with your comments and questions.

 

Introduction to Wildflower Identification