Click for the app,
"Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers".
Take the app in the field with you to identify plants throughout the Rockies.

Recent Additions and Features

Immediately below are links to photographs of new species added to this web site in 2018. Below these links you will find links to 2018 photographs of species already on this web site.

2019 photographs will appear as soon as the snows melt their way to the ocean.

The drought of 2017-2018 in the Four Corners area took its toll on flowering plants. Flowering was moderate to non-existent and many flowering plants were diminutive with short-lived flowers. Since the spring 2018 snowpack melted a month or more earlier than normal, subalpine and alpine plants appeared and flowered a month or more early.

Photographs of new species added 2018
Ceanothus pauciflorus

Oenothera curtiflora

Click the links below for new photographs of species already on this web site.

Photographs added May, 2018
Prosartes trachycarpa

Ivesia gordonii
Phacelia heterophylla
Senecio integerrimus
Microsteris gracilis
Erigeron concinnus

Photographs added June, 2018

Lomatium minimum
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Phlox condensata
Cirsium scopulorum
Trifolium brandegeei
Aquilegia coerulea

Photographs added July, 2018
Solidago multiradiata
Packera crocata
Cirsium parryi
Rudbeckia laciniata
Trifolium attenuatum
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Pteridium aquilinum
Rhus aromatica

Photographs added August, 2018
Picea engelmannii
Aquilegia coerulea
Vaccinium myrtillus

Photographs added September, 2018
Pedicularis procera

Photographs added October, 2018
New Contact Page has been added. Please do email
with comments and questions.

Features for
Winter 2018-2019

Plant: Atriplex
Text: Hand lens 
Definition: Phyllaries
Biography: David Douglas
Colorado Fourteeners Protection Initiative


Featured Native Plants Discussion Groups

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1)  Click to join the Colorado Native Plant Discussion Group.

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"Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers"

This 5 star app is available for Android and Apple, phones and tablets. The app has photos and descriptions of over 600 plants found in the foothills, montane, subalpine, and alpine areas of Colorado and the greater Rocky Mountain region from Mexico to Canada. The app is based on this web site. Click to view details. A free demo app is available.

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Immediately below you will find links to comments & updates on three Colorado floras.

Floras are complex and very time consuming to write. They demand not only expertise in the plants of an area but also expertise in technical writing, logic, and scientific precision. Three recent floras of Colorado strive for these goals and achieve them to various degrees, but all three have room for improvement, especially in the construction of clear and accurate keys.

Comments & Updates on Weber and Wittmann's Colorado Flora

Click here for comments on Weber and Wittmann's 2012, 4th edition of Colorado Flora.

Click to order and read more about Colorado Flora: Western Slope. Eastern Slope.

Comments & Updates on Heil and O'Kane's
Flora of the Four Corners Region

Click here for comments, corrections, and additions to the 2013,
Flora of the Four Corners Region

Click to order and read more about this flora.