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SCIENTIFIC FAMILY NAME COMMON FAMILY NAME

COLOR OF FLOWER,
TYPE OF PLANT

SEASON
OF
BLOOM
Subalpine Fir Pinaceae Pine Tree
Montane, subalpine, alpine
Woodlands
Summer
Abies concolor
var.
concolor
White Fir Pinaceae Pine Tree
Montane
Woodlands
Summer
Sand Verbena Nyctaginaceae Four O'Clock White
Semi-desert, foothills
Openings
Spring
Red Maple Sapindaceae
formerly
Aceraceae
Soapberry
formerly
Maple
Tree
Montane
Woodlands
Spring
Big Tooth
Maple
Sapindaceae
formerly
Aceraceae
Soapberry
formerly
Maple
Tree
Foothills, montane
Woodlands
Spring
Acer negundo Box Elder Sapindaceae
formerly
Aceraceae
Soapberry
formerly
Maple
Tree Semi-desert, foothills, montane Washes, streamsides  Spring
Yarrow Asteraceae Sunflower White
Semi-desert, foothills, montane, subalpine
Meadows, woodlands, shrublands
Summer,
fall
Yarrow Asteraceae Sunflower White
Semi-desert, foothills, montane, subalpine
Meadows, woodlands, shrublands
Summer,
fall
Acmispon wrightii Deer Vetch Fabaceae Pea Yellow Foothills, montane Open woodlands, meadows Summer
Alpine Avens Rosaceae Rose Yellow
Subalpine, alpine
Meadows
Summer
Monkshood Ranunculaceae Buttercup Purple
Subalpine
Woodlands, meadows, wetlands
Summer
Acosta diffusa Knapweed Asteraceae Sunflower Pink Foothills, montane Meadows, disturbed areas Summer
Mentzelia Loasaceae Loasa Yellow
Desert, semi-desert
Shrublands, openings
Spring
Red Baneberry Ranunculaceae Hellebore White
Montane, subalpine
Woodlands
Spring,
summer
Blue Flax Linaceae Flax Blue
Semi-desert, foothills, montane, subalpine
Woodlands , openings, meadows
Spring,
summer,
fall
Maidenhair Fern Pteridaceae Maidenhair Fern Fern
Semi-desert
Seeps
Summer
Musk Plant Adoxaceae Adoxa Brown
Montane, sub-alpine, alpine
Moist areas
Summer
Giant Hyssop Lamiaceae Mint White
Montane
Rocks
Summer,
fall
Fragrant Snakeweed Asteraceae Sunflower White
Foothills, montane
Woodlands, meadows,
ridges, washes
Summer,
fall
Mountain Dandelion Asteraceae Sunflower Pink/Orange
Foothills, montane, subalpine
Meadows
Summer
Mountain Dandelion Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow
Foothills, montane, subalpine
Meadows
Summer
Beautiful Gilia Polemoniaceae Phlox Pink
Semi-desert
Openings
Spring
Hayden's Gilia Polemoniaceae Phlox Pink
Foothills
Openings
Spring
Sticky Gilia Polemoniaceae Phlox Blue
Semi-desert to subalpine
Openings
Summer
Carmine Gilia Polemoniaceae Phlox Pink
Semi-desert, foothills
Openings
Spring,
summer
Trailing Windmills
Nyctaginaceae Four O'Clock   Semi-desert Openings Spring,
summer
Taper-tip Onion Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis Pink
Foothills
Woodlands, openings
Spring
Nodding Onion Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis Pink
Montane
Woodlands, openings
Summer
Geyer's Onion Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis Pink
Montane, subalpine, alpine
Meadows
Summer
Allium geyeri
var. tenerum
Geyer's Onion Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis White
Foothills, montane, subalpine, alpine
Meadows, woodlands, shrublands
Summer,
fall
Textile Onion Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis White
Semi-desert
Openings
Spring
Nevada Onion Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis White
Semi-desert
Openings
Spring
Textile Onion Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis White
Semi-desert
Openings
Spring

GENUS AND SPECIES COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC FAMILY NAME COMMON FAMILY NAME COLOR OF FLOWER,
TYPE OF PLANT
VEGETATION ZONE HABITAT SEASON
OF
BLOOM
Alder
Betulaceae Birch Tree Montane, subalpine Streamsides Spring
Chickweed
Caryophyllaceae Pink White Alpine Tundra Summer
Wild Alyssum
Brassicaceae Mustard Yellow Foothills Disturbed areas,
fields
Spring
Alyssum simplex
Wild Alyssum
Brassicaceae Mustard Yellow Foothills Disturbed areas,
fields
Spring
Amauriopsis dissecta
Bahia
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane Disturbed areas, meadows Summer, fall
Alder-leaf Serviceberry
Rosaceae Rose White Foothills, montane Woodlands,
shrublands, canyons
Spring
Utah Serviceberry
Rosaceae Rose White Semi-desert, foothills, montane Woodlands,
shrublands, mesas, canyons
Spring
Yellow Stonecrop
Crassulaceae Stonecrop Yellow Foothills, montane, subalpine, alpine Rock and gravel openings Summer
Bluestar
Apocynaceae Dogbane Blue Semi-desert Openings Spring
Amsonia tomentosa
var.
stenophylla
Bluestar
Apocynaceae Dogbane Blue Semi-desert Openings Spring
Pearly Everlasting
Asteraceae Sunflower White Montane, subalpine Meadows. openings Summer
Northern Fairy Candelabra
Primulaceae Primrose White Foothills, montane, subalpine Open woodlands, meadows Spring,
summer
Sand Lily
Asparagaceae Asparagus White Semi-desert Sand, canyons, openings Spring
Windflower
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Pink Montane, sub-alpine Woodlands, meadows Summer
Gray's Angelica
Apiaceae Parsley White Montane, subalpine, alpine Meadows, woodlands, scree Summer
Pinnate Angelica
Apiaceae Parsley  White Montane Streamsides, moist Aspen groves Summer
Caryophyllaceae Pink White Montane Open woodlands Summer
Flat-top Pussytoes
Asteraceae Sunflower White Foothills, montane, subalpine Meadows Spring, summer
Cushion Pussytoes
Asteraceae Sunflower White Foothills Meadows, openings, woodlands Spring, summer
White-margined Pussytoes
Asteraceae Sunflower White Foothills, montane Woodlands Spring, summer
Rocky Mountain Pussytoes
Asteraceae Sunflower White Alpine Scree, openings Summer
Red Pussytoes
Asteraceae Sunflower Red Foothills, montane Meadows, woodlands Summer
Mountain Death Camas
Melanthiaceae False Hellebore White Montane, subalpine,
alpine
Meadows, openings Summer
Broomrape
Orobanchaceae Broomrape Red Foothills, montane Openings, shrublands,  woodlands Summer
Broomrape
Orobanchaceae Broomrape Red Semi-desert, foothills, montane Openings, shrublands,  woodlands Summer
Dogbane
Apocynaceae Dogbane White Foothills, montane Meadows, moist woods, roadsides. Spring, summer
Dogbane,
Indian Hemp
Apocynaceae Dogbane White Foothills, montane Meadows, moist woods, roadsides. Spring, summer
Colorado Columbine
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Blue Subalpine, alpine Meadows, woodlands, rocks, scree Summer
Columbine
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Blue Montane, subalpine Woodlands, rocks Summer
Columbine
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Red Montane, subalpine Woodlands, rocks Summer
Shooting Star Columbine
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Red Montane, subalpine Woodlands, rocks Spring, summer
Alcove Columbine
Ranunculaceae Buttercup White      
Arabis pulchra
Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard Pink/White/Blue Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands,
shrublands,
openings
Spring
Arceuthobium vaginatum
ssp. cryptopodum
Mistletoe
Santalaceae Sandalwood Yellow Montane Woodlands Summer
Kinnikinick, Bear Berry
Ericaceae Heath Pink Montane to alpine Woodlands, openings Summer
Manzanita
Ericaceae Heath Red Desert semi-desert, canyons Woodlands, shrublands Spring
Woolly Chickweed Caryophyllaceae Pink White Montane, subalpine Woodlands Summer,
fall
Prickly Poppy
Papaveraceae Poppy White Foothills Roadsides, disturbed areas Summer
Argyrochosma limitanea Cloak Fern Pteridaceae Maiden Hair
Fern
Fern Semi-desert Rock, sand Spring
Heartleaf Arnica
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Montane, subalpine Woodlands Summer
Broadleaf Arnica
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Subalpine, alpine Woodland openings, meadows Summer
Soft Arnica
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Subalpine, alpine Woodland openings, meadows Summer
Parry's Arnica
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Montane, subalpine Woodland openings, meadows Summer
Rydberg's Arnica
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Subalpine, alpine Rocks Summer
Bigelow's Sagebrush
Asteraceae  Sunflower Yellow Semi-desert Rocks, openings Fall
Artemisia borealis Northern Sagewort Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane Tundra, scree Summer
Artemisia carruthii Carruth's Sagewort Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane Meadows, woodlands Summer, fall
Artemisia dracunculus Wild Tarragon Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane Rocky openings, roadsides Summer
Sand Sagebrush
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow/brown Semi-desert Shrublands, sand Late summer, fall
Ragweed Sagebrush
Asteraceae Sunflower White/Green Montane Rock, woodland openings Summer, fall
Fringed Sagewort
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane, subalpine Meadows, gravels Summer
Silvery Sagewort
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane, subalpine Meadows, woodlands Summer, fall
Artemisia nova Black Sagebrush Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane Shrublands Fall
Artemisia scopulorum Alpine Sagewort Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Subalpine, alpine Tundra, scree Summer, fall
Artemisia tridentata Big Sagebrush Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Semi-desert, foothills, montane Shrublands Fall
Antelope-horn Milkweed
Apocynaceae
formerly
Asclepiadaceae
Dogbane Brown/Green Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring
Pallid  Milkweed
Apocynaceae
formerly
Asclepiadaceae
Dogbane Yellow Semi-desert Sand, shrublands,  Spring
Asclepias cutleri Cutler's Milkweed Apocynaceae
formerly
Asclepiadaceae
Dogbane White Semi-desert Sand, gravels Spring
Big Seed Milkweed
Apocynaceae
formerly
Asclepiadaceae
Dogbane Yellow Semi-desert Sand, canyon washes, shrublands,  Spring, summer
Showy Milkweed
Apocynaceae
formerly
Asclepiadaceae
Dogbane Pink Foothills Wet areas along roads and fields Summer
Whorled Milkweed
Apocynaceae
formerly
Asclepiadaceae
Dogbane White Semi-desert, foothills, montane Pastures, meadows, woodlands Summer
Butterfly Weed
Apocynaceae
formerly
Asclepiadaceae
Dogbane Yellow Semi-desert Washes, roadsides Spring, summer
Grass Fern
Aspleniaceae Spleenwort Fern Montane Rocks Summer
Maidenhair
Spleenwort
Aspleniaceae Spleenwort Fern Montane Rocks Summer
Aster
Asteraceae Sunflower Blue Foothills, montane Meadows, openings, disturbed areas Summer, fall
Aster
Asteraceae Sunflower Blue Montane Meadows, openings, streamsides Summer, fall
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Blue Foothills, montane Moist meadows, streamsides, woodland   openings Spring, summer
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Blue Montane, sub-alpine Openings Summer
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea White Foothills, montane Meadows Spring, summer
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea White Foothills, montane Meadows Spring, summer
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Blue Semi-desert, foothills, montane Openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Blue Semi-desert Sand in openings, shrublands, woodlands Spring, summer
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea Blue Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea White or Yellow Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea White Foothills, montane Meadows Spring, summer
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Blue Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands,
shrublands, openings
Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring
Astragalus, Locoweed
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert, canyons Woodlands, shrublands, openings Spring
Astragalus monumentalis
var.
cottamii
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus multiflorus Astragalus Fabaceae Pea Blue Foothills, montane Shrublands, 
woodlands, 
openings
Spring, summer
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Blue Semi-desert, canyons Woodlands,  openings Spring
Astragalus newberryi
var. newberryi
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea Blue Semi-desert, canyons Woodlands, shrublands, openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea White Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Yellow Semi-desert Shrublands, openings Spring
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea Pink Semi-desert Openings Spring
Astragalus Fabaceae Pea White Foothills, montane Shrublands, woodlands, openings Spring, summer
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Blue Foothills, montane Shrublands,  woodlands, 
openings
Spring, summer
Astragalus
Fabaceae Pea Blue Semi-desert Shrublands,  woodlands, 
openings
Spring, summer
Clematis
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Blue Foothills, montane Woodlands Spring, summer
Four-Winged Saltbush

Amaranthaceae
formerly
Chenopodiaceae

Amaranth
formerly
Goosefoot
Yellow Semi-desert, canyons Woodlands, shrublands, openings Spring
Shadscale
Amaranthaceae
formerly
Chenopodiaceae
Amaranth
formerly
Goosefoot
Yellow Semi-desert Shrublands, openings Spring
Bahia
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane Disturbed areas, meadows Summer, fall
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills  Woodlands, openings Spring
Fendler's Barberry
Berberidaceae Barberry Yellow Montane Woodlands Summer
Alpine Kitten Tails
Plantaginaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Plantain Blue Alpine Tundra Summer
Kitten Tails
Plantaginaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Plantain Yellow Montane, subalpine, alpine Meadows Summer
Water Birch
Betulaceae Birch Tree Semi-desert, foothills, montane Streamsides Spring
Betula occidentalis
Water Birch
Betulaceae Birch Tree Semi-desert, foothills, montane Streamsides Spring
American Bistort
Polygonaceae Buckwheat White Subalpine, alpine Meadows, wetlands Summer
Alpine Bistort
Polygonaceae Buckwheat White Subalpine, alpine Meadows, tundra Summer
Drummond's Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard White Semi-desert, foothills, montane Woodlands,
canyons
Spring, summer
Boechera formosa
Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard Pink/White/Blue Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands,
shrublands,
openings
Spring
Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard Pink/White/Blue Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands,
shrublands,
openings
Spring
Lemmon's Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard Pink Subalpine, alpine Tundra Summer
Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard Pink/White/Blue Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands,
shrublands,
openings
Spring
Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard Pink/White/Blue Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands,
shrublands,
openings
Spring
Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard Pink/White/Blue Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands,
shrublands,
openings
Spring
Boechera stricta
Drummond's Rockcress
Brassicaceae Mustard Pink/White/Blue Foothills to alpine Woodlands,
canyons
Spring, summer
Echo Moonwort
Ophioglossaceae Adder's Tongue Green Montane, subalpine Meadows,
disturbed areas
Summer
Western Moonwort
Ophioglossaceae Adder's Tongue Green Montane, subalpine Meadows,
disturbed areas
Summer
Lane-leaf Moonwort
Ophioglossaceae Adder's Tongue Green Montane, subalpine Meadows,
disturbed areas
Summer
Mingan Moonwort
Ophioglossaceae Adder's Tongue Green Montane, subalpine Meadows,
disturbed areas
Summer
Botrychium neolunaria
New Moon Moonwort
Ophioglossaceae Adder's Tongue Green Montane, subalpine Meadows,
disturbed areas
Summer
Pinnate Moonwort
Ophioglossaceae Adder's Tongue Green Montane, subalpine Meadows,
disturbed areas
Summer
Canada Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower Pink Foothills, montane Meadows,
disturbed areas
Summer
California Bricklebush
Asteraceae Sunflower White Foothills, montane Canyons,
rocky areas
Summer, fall
Large-flowered Bricklebush
Asteraceae Sunflower White Foothills, montane, subalpine Rocky areas Summer
Small-leaf Bricklebush
Asteraceae Sunflower White Semi-desert Sand, rocky areas,
woodlands
Summer
Oblong-leaf Bricklebush
Asteraceae Sunflower White Semi-desert, foothills Sand, rocky areas Summer

GENUS AND SPECIES COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC FAMILY NAME COMMON FAMILY NAME COLOR OF FLOWER,
TYPE OF PLANT
VEGETATION ZONE HABITAT SEASON
OF
BLOOM
Calochortus flexuosus Flexible Sego Lily Liliaceae Mariposa Lily White Desert, semi-desert Grasslands, shrublands Spring
Calochortus gunnisonii Gunnison's Sego Lily    Liliaceae    Mariposa Lily White Foothills, montane, subalpine Meadows Spring, summer
Calochortus nuttallii Nuttall's Sego Lily Liliaceae Mariposa Lily White Semi-desert, foothills Shrublands, woodlands, openings Spring, summer
Caltha leptosepala Marsh Marigold Ranunculaceae Hellebore White Subalpine Wetlands, openings, meadows Spring, summer
Calylophus lavandulifolius   Onagraceae Evening Primrose Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands, openings Spring
Calypso bulbosa
var. americana
Calypso Orchid Orchidaceae Orchid Pink      
Camissonia scapoidea
ssp.
scapoidea
  Onagraceae Evening Primrose Yellow Semi-desert Shrublands, woodlands, sand, rock  Spring
Camissonia walkeri
ssp.
walkeri
  Onagraceae Evening Primrose Yellow Semi-desert Shrublands, woodlands, sand, rock  Spring
Campanula parryi
var. parryi
Parry's Harebell Campanulaceae Bellflower Blue Montane, subalpine Meadows Summer, fall
Campanula rotundifolia Harebell Campanulaceae Bellflower Blue Montane, subalpine Meadows Summer, fall
Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's Purse Brassicaceae Mustard White Foothills, montane Meadows, lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas Spring, summer
Cardamine cordifolia
var. cordifolia
Heartleaf Bittercress Brassicaceae Mustard White Montane, subalpine, alpine Streamsides Summer
Cardaria chalepensis Lens Pod Pepperwort Brassicaceae Mustard White Foothills Meadows, lawns, roadsides. disturbed areas Spring, summer
Carduus nutans Musk Thistle Asteraceae Sunflower Red Semi-desert, foothills, montane, subalpine Meadows, disturbed areas Summer
Castilleja chromosa Desert Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Red Semi-desert, foothills Canyons, grasslands Spring
Castilleja haydenii Hayden's Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Red/Pink Alpine Tundra Summer
Castilleja integra
var.
integra
Whole-leaf Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Red/Pink Foothills, montane Shrublands, woodlands, badlands Spring
Castilleja linariifolia Wyoming Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Red Foothills, montane Shrublands, woodlands Spring, summer
Castilleja lineata Lineated Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Yellow Montane Meadows Summer
Castilleja miniata
ssp. miniata
Red Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Red/Orange Montane, subalpine Meadows Summer
Castilleja occidentalis Western
Yellow Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Yellow Alpine Tundra, meadows Summer
Castilleja rhexiifolia Rose Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Red Subalpine, alpine Meadows Summer
Castilleja scabrida Eastwood's Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Red Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring
Castilleja septentrionalis Northern
Yellow Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Yellow Subalpine, alpine Meadows Summer
Castilleja sulphurea Yellow Paintbrush Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Yellow Subalpine, alpine Meadows Summer

Ceanothus fendleri

Fendler's Ceanothus Rhamnaceae Buckthorn White Montane Woodlands Summer
Celtis reticulata Hackberry Cannabaceae Hemp Tree Semi-desert Seeps, streamsides Spring
Centaurea repens Russian Knapweed Asteraceae Sunflower Pink Semi-desert,
foothills
Meadows, disturbed areas Summer,
fall
Cerastium arvense
ssp.
strictum
Mouse-ear Chickweed Caryophyllaceae Pink White Montane, subalpine Meadows Spring
Cerastium strictum Mouse-ear Chickweed Caryophyllaceae Pink White Montane, subalpine Meadows Spring
Ceratocephala testiculata Hornhead Ranunculaceae Buttercup Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Meadows, woodlands, shrublands Spring
Cercocarpus intricatus Mountain Mahogany Rosaceae Rose Red Desert, semi-desert Shrublands, canyons, sand Spring
Cercocarpus ledifolius Curl-leaf
Mountain Mahogany
Rosaceae Rose Yellow Desert, semi-desert Shrublands, canyons, sand Spring
Cercocarpus montanus Mountain Mahogany Rosaceae Rose Red Semi-desert, foothills, montane Shrublands, canyons, woodlands Spring

GENUS AND SPECIES COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC FAMILY NAME COMMON FAMILY NAME COLOR OF FLOWER,
TYPE OF PLANT
VEGETATION ZONE HABITAT SEASON
OF
BLOOM

Chaenactis alpina

Alpine Chaenactis Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Subalpine, alpine Meadows, scree Summer
Chaenactis douglasii
var. alpina
Alpine Chaenactis Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Subalpine, alpine Meadows, scree Summer
Douglas' Chaenactis
Asteraceae Sunflower White and
Yellow
Foothills   Woodlands, openings Spring, summer
Esteve's Chaenactis
Asteraceae Sunflower White Semi-desert Shrublands, openings Spring, summer
 Sand Aster
Asteraceae Sunflower White Semi-desert Shrublands, openings Spring
Chamaechaenactis
scaposa
Fullstem
Asteraceae Sunflower White Semi-desert, foothills Woodlands, openings Spring, summer
Chamaenerion. See
Chamerion.
             
a
Euphorbiaceae Spurge White Semi-desert Openings Spring
a
Euphorbiaceae Spurge White Semi-desert Openings Summer, fall
Chamerion angustifolium
ssp. circumvagum
Fireweed
Onagraceae Evening Primrose Pink Montane, subalpine Openings, disturbed areas Summer, fall
Fireweed
Onagraceae Evening Primrose Pink Montane, subalpine Openings, disturbed areas Summer, fall
Chamerion latifolium
Alpine Fireweed
Onagraceae Evening Primrose Pink Subalpine, alpine Streamsides, tundra Summer
Alpine Fireweed
Onagraceae Evening Primrose Pink Subalpine, alpine Streamsides, tundra Summer
Slender Lip Fern
Pteridaceae Maidenhair Fern Fern Foothills, montane Rocks Spring
Lamb's Quarters
Amaranthaceae
formerly
Chenopodiaceae
Amaranth
formerly
Goosefoot
Green/white Foothills, montane Openings, wet areas, disturbed areas Summer
Chenopodium incanum
var. incanum
Gray Goosefoot
Amaranthaceae
formerly
Chenopodiaceae
Amaranth
formerly
Goosefoot
Yellow Semi-desert Openings Spring
Snowlover
Plantaginaceae Plantain White Alpine Tundra Summer
Hawkweed
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Montane, subalpine Woodlands Summer
Hawkweed
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Montane, subalpine, alpine Meadows Summer, fall
Siberian Gentian
Gentianaceae Gentian Blue Alpine Tundra Summer, fall
Purple Mustard
Brassicaceae Mustard Blue Semi-desert, foothills Fields, woodlands, openings Spring
Low Rabbitbrush,
Chamisa
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Semi-desert, foothills, montane Disturbed areas Fall
Rubber Rabbitbrush,
Chamisa
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills Meadows, woodlands Summer, fall
Parry's Rabbitbrush
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane Open woodlands, meadows Summer, fall
Sticky Rabbitbrush
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills, montane Meadows, disturbed areas Summer, fall
Chylismia scapoidea
ssp.
scapoidea
Leafless Bee Blossom Onagraceae Evening Primrose Yellow Semi-desert Shrublands, woodlands, sand, rock  Spring
Chylismia walkeri
ssp.
walkeri
Walker's Bee Blossom Onagraceae Evening Primrose Yellow Semi-desert Shrublands, woodlands, sand, rock  Spring
Chicory
Asteraceae Sunflower Blue Foothills Fields, openings, disturbed areas Summer, fall
Water Hemlock
Apiaceae
Parsley White Montane Wet areas Summer
Cicuta maculata
Water Hemlock
Apiaceae
Parsley White Montane Wet areas Summer
Dotted Saxifrage
Saxifragaceae Saxifrage White Subalpine Rocks Summer
Cirsium arizonicum
var. bipinnatum
Arizona Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower Red Foothills, montane  Woodlands, openings Spring, summer
Cirsium arvense
Canada Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower Pink Foothills, montane Meadows,
disturbed areas
Summer
Arizona Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower Red Foothills, montane  Woodlands, openings Spring, summer
Alpine Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower Pink Montane to alpine Openings Summer
New Mexico Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower White Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring
Parry's Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Montane Woodlands, openings Summer
Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower White Foothills, montane Meadows Summer
Alpine Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower Pink Montane to alpine Openings Summer
Tracy's Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower White Foothills, montane Woodlands, openings Spring
Bull Thistle
Asteraceae Sunflower Red Semi-desert, foothills Disturbed areas,
 roadsides
Summer, fall
Spring Beauty
Montiaceae
formerly
Portulacaceae
Miner's Lettuce White Foothills, montane, subalpine Woodlands Spring
Alpine Spring Beauty
Montiaceae
formerly
Portulacaceae
Miner's Lettuce White Alpine Scree Summer
Clematis hirsutissima
var.
hirsutissima
Sugarbowls
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Purple Foothills, montane, subalpine Meadows, woodlands Spring
Clematis occidentalis var.
grosseserrata

Western Clematis
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Blue Foothills, montane Woodlands Spring, summer
Virgin's Bower Clematis
Ranunculaceae Buttercup White Foothills, montane Streamsides Spring
Rose Crown
(Queen's Crown)
Crassulaceae Stonecrop Pink Subalpine, alpine Meadows, tundra, wetlands Summer
Yellow Beeplant
Cleomaceae

Cleome Yellow Semi-desert, foothills, montane Shrublands, openings, disturbed areas Spring, summer
Rocky Mountain
Bee Plant
Cleomaceae Cleome Pink Foothills, montane Roadsides, disturbed areas Summer, fall
Palmer's Bee Plant
Cleomaceae Cleome Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Shrublands, openings, disturbed areas Spring
Clinopodium vulgare Wild Basil Lamiaceae Mint Pink Montane Open rocky areas Summer, fall
Long-bracted Orchid
Orchidaceae Orchid Green      
Blackbrush
Rosaceae Rose Yellow Semi-desert Shrublands Spring
Blue-Eyed Mary
Plantaginaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Plantain Blue Foothills to sub-alpine Woodlands, openings Spring
Large-flowered Trumpet
Polemoniaceae Phlox White Foothills Woodlands, openings Early summer
Narrow-leaved Trumpet
Polemoniaceae Phlox Pink Foothills Openings, Oak brush Spring, summer
Bastard Toadflax
Santalaceae Sandalwood White Foothills Meadows, openings Spring, summer
Commelina dianthifolia
Dayflower
Commelinaceae Spiderwort Blue Montane Rocky openings Summer, fall
Hemlock Parsley
Apiaceae Parsley White Montane Wetlands Summer
Bindweed
Convolvulaceae Morning Glory White Foothills, montane Meadows, fields, lawns, woodlands Spring, summer,
fall
Corallorhiza maculata
var.
maculata
Spotted Coralroot
Orchidaceae Orchid White      
Striped Coralroot
Orchidaceae Orchid Purple      
Clubflower
Orobanchaceae
formerly
Scrophulariaceae
Broomrape Pink Semi-desert, foothills Sand Fall
Sugarbowls
Ranunculaceae Buttercup Purple Foothills, montane, subalpine Meadows, woodlands Spring
Cornus alba var. alba Red-Osier Dogwood Cornaceae Dogwood White Montane, subalpine Streamsides Spring
Golden Corydalis
Papavaraceae Poppy Yellow Montane, subalpine Woodlands Spring
Case's Corydalis
Papavaraceae Poppy Pink/White Montane, subalpine Wet meadows and forests Summer
Missouri Pincushion
Cactaceae Cactus Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring
Cactaceae Cactus Pink Semi-desert, foothills Openings Summer
Hawthorn
Rosaceae Rose Tree Foothills, montane Woodlands Summer
Hawksbeard Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills Openings, woodlands Spring, summer
Western Hawksbeard Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Foothills Openings, woodlands Spring, summer
Crepis runcinata Hawksbeard Asteraceae Sunflower Yellow Montane Wet meadows Summer

Cryptantha crassisepala
var. elachantha

Thick-sepal Cat's Eye Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not White Semi-desert Sandy areas, shrublands, openings Spring
Cryptantha flava   Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring

Cryptantha flavoculata
  Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not White Semi-desert, foothills Openings Spring
Cryptantha fulvocanescens
var. nitida
  Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not White/Yellow Semi-desert Openings Spring
Cryptantha gypsophila   Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not White Semi-desert Openings Spring
Cryptantha humilis   Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not White Semi-desert Openings Spring
Little Cat's Eye Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not White Semi-desert Woodlands, shrublands, openings Spring
Cryptantha paradoxa   Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not White Semi-desert Openings Spring
Winged-nut Cat's Eye Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not White Semi-desert Woodlands, shrublands, openings Spring
Cryptantha tenuis   Boraginaceae
Forget-Me-Not
White Semi-desert Openings Spring
Rock Brake
Pteridaceae Rock Brake Fern Subalpine Scree Summer
Steller's Rock Brake
Pteridaceae Rock Brake Fern Subalpine Cliff crevices Summer
Cane Cholla
Cactaceae Cactus Red Semi-desert Sandy, rocky openings Summer
Whipple's Cholla
Cactaceae Cactus Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Openings Summer
Biscuitroot
Apiaceae Parsley Red Semi-desert Shrublands, woodlands, openings. Spring
Biscuitroot
Apiaceae Parsley Red Semi-desert Shrublands, woodlands, openings. Spring
Fendler's Biscuitroot
Apiaceae Parsley Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Shrublands, woodlands, openings. Spring
Cymopterus glomeratus
Fendler's Biscuitroot
Apiaceae Parsley Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Shrublands, woodlands, openings. Spring
Cymopterus lemmonii Mountain Parsley Apiaceae Parsley Yellow Foothills, montane, subalpine Woodlands, meadows Spring, summer
Newberry's Biscuitroot
Apiaceae Parsley Yellow Semi-desert Sand Spring
Purple Biscuitroot
Apiaceae Parsley Yellow Semi-desert, foothills Shrublands, woodlands, openings. Spring
Turpentine Biscuitroot
Apiaceae Parsley Yellow Semi-desert Shrublands, openings. Spring
Hound's Tongue
Boraginaceae Forget-Me-Not Blue Foothills, montane Fields, openings Summer
Lady's Slipper Orchid
Orchidaceae Lady's Slipper Yellow      
Cypripedium parviflorum
var. pubescens
Lady's Slipper Orchid
Orchidaceae Lady's Slipper Yellow      
Brittlefern
Cystopteridaceae Bladder Fern Fern Foothills to subalpine Rocks Summer
Cystopteris reevesiana
Reeve's Brittlefern
Cystopteridaceae Bladder Fern Fern Foothills to subalpine Rocks Summer

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