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Recent Scientific Name Changes
According to BONAP and the Flora of North America
The following list does not include the many differences in names between Weber and Wittmann's Colorado Flora and those names accepted as legitimate by BONAP & the FNA. You can find Colorado Flora name changes by clicking the "Submit" button on the home page of this web site. Look for a name used in Colorado Flora (Amerosedum lanceolatum, or Seriphidium tridentata for examples) and you will be linked to the accepted name (Sedum lanceolatum or Artemisia tridentata).
(List first published October 23, 2017. Name changes added to this list in the future will have the new date attached.)
New Scientific Name Former Scientific Name

Adoxaceae
Sambucus racemosa Sambucus microbotrys

Amaranthaceae
Krascheninnikovia ceratoides Krascheninnikovia lanata
Proatriplex pleiantha Atriplex pleiantha

Anacardiaceae
Rhus aromatica Rhus trilobata

Apiaceae
Cicuta maculata Cicuta douglasii
Cymopterus glomeratus Cymopterus fendleri, C. acaulis
Cymopterus lemmonii Pseudocymopterus montanus
Osmorhiza berteroi Osmorhiza chilensis
Vesper bulbosus Cymopterus bulbosus
Vesper constancei Cymopterus constancei

Apocynaceae
Amsonia eastwoodiana Amsonia tomentosa

Asparagaceae
Maianthemum racemosum Maianthemum amplexicaule

Asteraceae
Amauriopsis dissecta Bahia dissecta
Artemisia dracunculus Oligosporus dracunculus
Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina Chaenactis alpina
Cirsium arizonicum Cirsium calcareum
Dieteria bigelovii Machaeranthera bigelovii
Dieteria canescens Machaeranthera canescens
Encelia resinifera Encelia frutescens
Ericameria nauseosa Chrysothamnus nauseosus
Ericameria parryi Chrysothamnus parryi
Erigeron glacialis Erigeron peregrinus
Erigeron lonchophyllus Trimorpha lonchophylla
Erigeron tracyi Erigeron colomexicanus
Herrickia glauca Eucephalus glaucus
Packera streptanthifolia Packera oodes
Rhaponticum repens Centaurea repens
Rudbeckia laciniata Rudbeckia ampla
Solidago velutina Solidago canadensis
Symphyotrichum has replaced almost all Aster
Tragopogon pratensis Tragopogon lamottei
Verbesina encelioides Ximenesia encelioides
Xanthisma coloradoense Machaeranthera coloradoensis
Xanthisma grindelioides Machaeranthera grindelioides
Xanthisma spinulosum Machaeranthera pinnatifida

Boraginaceae
Lappula redowskii Lappula marginata & L. occidentalis
Oreocarya has replace perennial Cryptantha

Brassicaceae
Alyssum simplex Alyssum parviflorum
Boechera stricta Boechera drummondii
Draba cana Draba breweri
Lepidium chalepensis Cardaria chalepensis
Lepidium draba Cardaria draba
Lepidium latifolium Cardaria latifolia
Noccaea fendleri Noccaea montana, Thlaspi montanum
Physaria has replaced Lesquerella
Sisymbrium linifolium Schoenocrambe linifolia
Smelowskia americana Smelowskia calycina
Strigosella africana Malcomia africana
Tomostima cuneifolia Draba cuneifolia
Tomostima reptans Draba reptans

Cactaceae
Escobaria missouriensis Coryphantha missouriensis
Escobaria vivipara Coryphantha vivipara

Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera involucrata Distegia involucrata
Valeriana acutiloba Valeriana capitata

Caryophyllaceae
Arenaria lanuginosa Spergulastrum lanuginosum
Cerastium arvense Cerastium strictum
Eremogone eastwoodiae Eremogone kingii

Cleomaceae
Peritoma lutea Cleome lutea
Peritoma serrulata Cleome serrulata

Ericaceae
Pyrola asarifolia Pyrola rotundifolia

Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia brachycera Tithymalus brachycera
Euphorbia fendleri Chamaesyce fendleri
Euphorbia glyptosperma Chamaesyce glyptosperma
Euphorbia serpyllifolia Chamaesyce serpyllifolia

Fabaceae

Acmispon wrightii Lotus wrightii
Astragalus multiflorus Astragalus tenellus
Lathyrus lanszwertii Lathyrus leucanthus
Melilotus officinalis Melilotus alba

Gentianaceae
Frasera albomarginata Swertia albomarginata
Frasera paniculata Swertia paniculata, Frasera utahensis
Frasera speciosa Swertia radiata

Grossulariaceae
Ribes laxiflorum Ribes coloradense

Melanthiaceae
Anticlea elegans Zigadenus elegans
Toxicoscordion paniculatum Zigadenus paniculatus
Toxicoscordion venenosum Zigadenus venonosus

Montiaceae
Phemeranthus brevifolius Talinum brevifolium
Phemeranthus confertiflorus Talinum parviflorus

Onagraceae
Chylismia scapoidea Camissonia scapoidea
Chylismia walkeri Camissonia walkeri
Epilobium anagallidifolium Epilobium alpinum
Oenothera lavandulifolia Calylophus lavandulifolius

Orchidaceae
Neottia cordata Listera cordata
Platanthera aquilonis Limnorchis aquilonis
Platanthera huronensis Limnorchis huronensis
Platanthera obtusata Lysiella obtusata

Orobanchaceae
Castilleja septentrionalis Castilleja sulphurea
Pedicularis scopulorum Pedicularis sudetica

Oxalidaceae
Oxalis metcalfei Oxalis violacea, Oxalis alpina


Papaveraceae
Corydalis aurea ssp. occidentalis Corydalis curvisiliqua

Pinaceae
Abies bifolia Abies lasiocarpa

Plantaginaceae
Veronica anagallis-aquatica Veronica catenata
Veronica serpyllifolia Veronicastrum serpyllifolium
Veronica wormskjoldii Veronica nutans


Polemoniaceae
Aliciella formosa Gilia formosa
Aliciella haydenii Gilia haydenii
Aliciella pinnatifida Gilia pinnatifida
Aliciella subnuda Gilia subnuda
Leptosiphon nuttallii Linanthus nuttallii
Linanthus pungens Leptodactylon pungens

Polygalaceae
Rhinotropis subspinosa Polygala subspinosa

Polygonaceae
Persicaria amphibia Polygonum amphibium
Persicaria lapathifolia Polygonum lapathifolium
Persicaria maculosa Polygonum persicaria

Pteridaceae
Argyrochosma limitanea Cheilanthes limitanea
Myriopteris gracilis Cheilanthes feei

Ranunculaceae
Trollius albiflorus Trollius laxus

Rhamnaceae
Frangula obovata Rhamnus betulifolia ssp. obovata

Rosaceae
Dasiphora fruticosa Pentaphylloides floribunda
Poterium sanguisorba Sanguisorba minor
Rubus parviflorus Rubacer parviflorum

Salicaceae
Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni Populus fremontii
Salix nivalis Salix reticulata
Salix petrophila Salix arctica

Saxifragaceae
Micranthes odontoloma Saxifraga odontoloma
Micranthes oregana Saxifraga oregana
Micranthes rhomboidea Saxifraga rhomboidea
Pectiantia pentandra Mitella pentandra

Urticaceae
Urtica dioica Urtica gracilis