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A

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum
Monk's Hood
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Purple
Achillea millefolium
Yarrow, Common Yarrow
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Actaea rubra
Red Baneberry, Western Baneberry
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
White
Agastache urticifolia
Horsemint Giant Hyssop, Nettleleaf Giant Hyssop
Lamiaceae (Mint)
White
Agoseris aurantiaca
Orange Agoseris
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Orange
Agoseris glauca
Pale Agoseris, False Dandelion
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
Pink
Allium geyeri
Geyer's Onion
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
Pink
Amelanchier alnifolia
Serviceberry
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Anaphalis margaritacea
Pearly Everlasting
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Androsace septentrionalis
Northern Fairy-Candelabra, Pygmyflower Rockjasmine
Primulaceae (Primrose)
White
Anemone multifida
Cutleaf Anemone, Red Windflower
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Pink
Angelica grayi
Gray's Angelica
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Antennaria anaphaloides
Pearly Pussytoes, Tall Pussytoes
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Antennaria media
Rocky Mountain Pussytoes
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Antennaria parvifolia
Small-leaf Pussytoes
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Antennaria rosea
Pink Pussytoes, Rosy Pussytoes
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Pink
Anticlea elegans
(Zigadenus elegans)
Death Camas, Mountain Death Camas
Melanthiaceae (False Hellebore)
White
Apocynum androsaemifolium
Spreading Dogbane
Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
White
Aquilegia coerula
Colorado Columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Blue
Aquilegia elegantula
Shooting Star Columbine, Red Columbine
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Red
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Kinnikinnick, Bearberry
Ericacea (Heath)
White/pink
Arnica cordifolia
Heartleaf Arnica
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Arnica latifolia
Broadleaf Arnica
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Arnica mollis
Hairy Arnica, Subalpine Arnica
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Arnica parryi
Rayless Arnica, Parry's Arnica, Nodding Arnica
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Arnica rydbergii
Subalpine Arnica
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Artemisia borealis (Artemisia campestris ssp. borealis, Artemisia campestris var. purshii)
Boreal Sagewort, Boreal Sage, Northern Wormwood
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Artemisia campestris ssp. pacifica
Field Sagewort
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Artemisia frigida
Prairie Sagewort, Fringed Sage
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Artemisia scopulorum
Alpine Sagebrush, Alpine Sagewort, Alpine Sage
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Artemisia tridentata
Big Sagebrush
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Asclepias speciosa
Showy Milkweed
Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
Pink
Astragalus alpinus var. alpinus
Alpine Milkvetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple
Astragalus agrestis
Field Milkvetch, Purple Milkvetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple
Astragalus cicer
Chickpea Milkvetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
White
Astragalus hallii
Hall's Milkvetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple
Astragalus shortianus
Short's Milkvetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple


B

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Balsamorhiza sagittata
Arrowhead Balsamroot
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Berberis repens (Mahonia repens)
Creeping Barberry
Berberidaceae (Barberry)
Yellow
Besseya alpina (Synthris alpina)
Alpine Kittentails
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple
Bistorta bistortoides
(Polygonum bistortoides)
American Bistort
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
White
Bistorta vivipara
(Polygonum viviparum)
Alpine Bistort
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
White
Boechera holboellii
Holboell’s Rockcress
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Boechera stricta
Drummond's Rockcress
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Brickellia grandiflora
Mountain Brickelbush, Tasselflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Bromus inermis
Smooth Brome
Poaceae (Grass)
Green/Brown
Bromus marginatus
Mountain Brome
Poaceae (Grass)
Green/Brown


C

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Calamagrostis canadensis
Bluestem Reedgrass
Poaceae (Grass)
Green/Brown
Calochortus gunnisonii
Mariposa Lily
Liliaceae (Lily)
White
Caltha leptosepala
Marsh-marigold, White Marsh-marigold
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
White
Calypso bulbosa var. americana
Fairy Slipper, Calypso Orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Purple
Campanula parryi
Parry's Bellflower, Parry's Harebell
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Purple
Campanula rotundifolia
Harebell, Bluebell, Bellflower
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Blue
Campanula uniflora
Arctic Bellflower, Arctic Harebell
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Blue
Cardamine cordifolia
Heartleaf Bittercress
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Carduus nutans
Musk Thistle
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Pink
Carex ebenea
Black Sedge
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Brown
Carex scopulorum
Rocky Mountain Sedge
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Brown
Castilleja integra
Wholeleaf Indian Paintbrush, Squawfeather
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Red
Castilleja linariifolia
Wyoming Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Red
Castilleja miniata
Scarlet Paintbrush, Red Indian Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Red
Castilleja occidentalis
Western Indian Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Yellow
Castilleja rhexiifolia
Rosy Paintbrush, Splitleaf Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Pink
Castilleja sulphurea
Yellow Indian Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Yellow
Ceanothus fendleri
Fendler's Ceanothus, Fendler's Buckthorn
Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn)
White
Ceanothus velutinus
Snowbrush, Snowbrush Ceanothus
Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn)
White
Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum
Alpine Chickweed, Alpine Mouse Ear
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina
Alpine Dustymaiden, Alpine Pincushion
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Chamerion angustifolium
ssp. angustifolium
Fireweed
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Pink
Chamerion latifolium
Alpine Fireweed, Dwarf Fireweed
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Pink
Chenopodium atrovirens
Pinyon Goosefoot
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)
Green
Chenopodium berlandieri
Pitseed Goosefoot
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)
Green
Chenopodium capitatum
Strawberry Blite, Blite Goosefoot
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)
Red
Chionophila jamesii
Rocky Mountain Snowlover
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
White
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
Douglas' Rabbitbrush, Green Rabbitbrush, Yellow Rabbitbrush
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Cirsium arvense
Canada Thistle
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Pink
Cirsium eatonii
Eaton's Thistle, Mountaintop Thistle
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Cirsium eatonii var. eriocephalum
(Cirsium scopulorum)
Alpine Thistle, Mountain Thistle, Frosty Ball
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Cirsium scariosum
Meadow Thistle
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Cladonia chlorophaea
Cup Lichen
Cladoniaceae (Cladonia)
Green
Claytonia megarhiza
Alpine Springbeauty
Montiaceae (Miner’s Lettuce)
White
Clematis hirsutissima
Hairy Clematis, Sugarbowl
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Purple
Clematis ligusticifolia
Virgin's Bower, Western White Clematis
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
White
Collinsia parviflora
Blue-eyed Mary
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Blue
Collomia linearis
Tiny Trumpet, Narrow-leaf Collomia
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Pink
Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata
Spotted Coralroot, Summer Coralroot
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White/red
Corallorhiza trifida
Yellow Coralroot, Early Coralroot
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White/green
Corydalis aurea
Golden Corydalis, Scrambled Eggs
Papaveracea (Poppy)
Yellow
Cryptantha ambigua
Basin Cryptantha
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
White
Cryptantha fendleri
Sandune Cryptantha, Fendler's Cryptantha
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
White


D

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Dasiphora fruticosa
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Delphinium barbeyi
Subalpine Larkspur
Ranunculacece (Buttercup)
Purple
Delphinium nuttallianum
Nuttall's Larkspur, Two-lobed Larkspur
Ranunculacece (Buttercup)
Purple/White
Deschampsia cespitosa
Tufted Hairgrass
Poaceae (Grass)
Green/Brown
Descurainia incana
Mountain Tansy-mustard
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Yellow
Dieteria bigelovii (Machaeranthera bigelovii)
Bigelow's Tansy-aster, Tall Tansy-aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple
Dieteria canescens (Machaeranthera canescens)
Hoary Tansy-aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple
Draba albertina
Slender Draba
Brassicacea (Mustard)
Yellow
Draba aurea
Golden Draba
Brassicacea (Mustard)
Yellow
Draba crassa
Thick-leaf Draba
Brassicacea (Mustard)
Yellow
Draba crassifolia
Snowbed Draba
Brassicacea (Mustard)
Yellow
Draba streptobrachia
Alpine Tundra Draba
Brassicacea (Mustard)
Yellow
Dryas octopetala
Eight-petal Mountain Avens, Mountain Avens, Mountain Dryad
Rosacea (Rose)
White
Drymocallis convallaria (Potentilla convallaria, Drymocallis arguta ssp. convallaria)
Creamy Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Drymocallis fissa (Potentilla fissa)
Leafy Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow


E-F

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Epilobium anagallidifolium
Alpine Willowherb
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Pink
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum
Fringed Willowherb
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Pink
Epilobium hornemannii
Hornemann's Willowherb
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Pink
Eremogone fendleri (Arenaria fendleri)
Fendler's Sandwort
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Ericameria parryi var. parryi
Rabbitbrush, Parry's Rabbitbrush
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Erigeron compositus
Cutleaf Daisy, Fernleaf Fleabane
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Erigeron coulteri
Coulter's Daisy, Large Mountain Fleabane
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Erigeron elatior
Tall Fleabane, Daisy
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/pink
Erigeron flagellaris
Trailing Daisy, Trailing Fleabane
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Erigeron glacialis (Erigeron peregrinus)
Subalpine Fleabane, Subalpine Daisy
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/pink
Erigeron grandiflorus (Erigeron simplex)
Large-flower Daisy
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/pink
Erigeron leiomerus
Rockslide Daisy
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/pink
Erigeron melanocephalus
Blackheaded Daisy, Blackhead Fleabane
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Erigeron pinnatisectus
Featherleaf Fleabane
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/pink
Erigeron speciosus
Showy Daisy, Aspen Fleabane
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/pink
Eriogonum cernuum
Nodding Buckwheat
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
White
Eriogonum flavum
Alpine Golden Buckwheat
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Yellow
Eriogonum jamesii
James' Buckwheat
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
White
Eriogonum umbellatum
Sulphur-flower Buckwheat
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
White/yellow
Eritrichium nanum
Arctic Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Boraginacea (Forget-Me-Not)
Blue
Erysimum capitatum
Western Wallflower
Brassicacea (Mustard)
Yellow
Erysimum capitatum var. purshii
Pursh's Wallflower
Brassicacea (Mustard)
Purple
Eucephalus engelmannii
Engelman's Aster
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Fragaria vesca
Woodland Strawberry
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Fragaria virginiana ssp. glauca
Wild Stawberry, Virginia Strawberry
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Frasera speciosa
Green Gentian, Monument Plant
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
White/green


G

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Gaillardia aristata
Blanketflower
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Galium boreale
Northern Bedstraw
Rubiaceae (Madder)
White
Gayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum
Spreading Groundsmoke
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
White
Gentiana affinis (Pneumonanthe affinis)
Rocky Mountain Gentian, Pleated Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Blue
Gentiana parryi (Pneumonanthe parryi)
Parry's Gentian, Mountain Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Blue
Gentiana prostrata (Chondrophylla prostrata)
Pygmy Gentian, Moss Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Blue
Gentianella amarella ssp. acuta (and/or ssp. heterosepala)
Autumn Dwarf Gentian, Dwarf Gentian, Little Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Purple
Gentianella amarella ssp. heterosepala
Little Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Purple
Gentianopsis barbellata
Perennial Fringed Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Blue
Gentianopsis thermalis
Rocky Mountain Fringed Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Blue
Geranium caespitosum
Tufted Geranium
Geraniaceae (Geranium)
Pink
Geranium richardsonii
Richardon's Geranium, Wild Geranium
Geraniaceae (Geranium)
White/pink
Geranium viscosissimum
Sticky Purple Geranium
Geraniaceae (Geranium)
Pink/lavender
Geum macrophyllum
Large-leaf Avens, Bur Avens
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Geum rivale
Purple Avens, Water Avens
Rosaceae (Rose)
Pink
Geum rossii
Alpine Avens
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Geum triflorum
Prairie Smoke
Rosaceae (Rose)
Pink
Goodyera oblongifolia
Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid, Rattlesnake Plantain, Western Rattlesnake Plantain
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White
Grindelia squarrosa
Curlycup Gumweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow


H

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Hackelia floribunda
Manyflower Stickseed, Tall Forget-Me-Not
Boraginacea (Forget-Me-Not)
Blue
Helianthella quinquenervis
Five-nerve Sunflower, Dwarf Nodding Sunflower, Five-nerve Helianthella
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Helianthus petiolaris
Prairie Sunflower
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Heliomeris multiflora
Goldeneye, Showy Goldeneye
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (Heracleum maximum)
Cow Parsnip
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Herrickia glauca var. glauca (Eurybia glauca var. glauca)
Grays' Aster, Gray Aster
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple
Heterotheca pumila
Alpine Goldenaster, False Goldenaster, Dwarf Golden Aster
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Heterotheca villosa
Hairy False Goldenaster
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Heuchera parvifolia (Heuchera parvifolia var. nivalis)
Common Alumroot, Snow Alumroot
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
White
Hieracium albiflorum
Whiteflower Hawkweed
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
White
Hieracium triste
Woolly Hawkweed
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Hordeum jubatum
Foxtail Barley
Poaceae (Grasses)
Green
Hymenoxys grandiflora (Tetraneuris grandiflora, Rydbergia grandiflora)
Old-man-of-the-mountain, Alpine Sunflower
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Orange Sneezeweed, Owls-claws
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow


I-J-K

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Ipomopsis aggregata
Scarlet Gilia,Fairy Trumpet
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Red
Ipomopsis globularis
Hoosier Pass Ipomopsis
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Purple/White
Ipomopsis tenuituba
Slender-tubed Skyrocket
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Pink
Iris missouriensis
Rocky Mountain Iris, Wild Iris
Iridaceae (Iris)
Purple
Juncus drummondii
Drummond's Rush
Juncaceae (Rush)
Green/Brown
Kalmia microphylla
Alpine Laurel
Ericaceae (Heath)
Pink


L

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Lathyrus lanszwertii var. leucanthus
Nevada Pea, White Peavine
Fabaceae (Pea)
White/Pink
Leucanthemum vulgare
Oxeye Daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Lepidium draba (Cardaria draba)
Hoary Cress, Whitetop
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Lepidium virginicum
Peppergrass, Virginia Pepperweed
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Lewisia pygmaea
Pygmy Bitterroot
Montiaceae (Miner's Lettuce)
Pink
Ligusticum tenuifolium
Fern-leaf Lovage, Idaho Licorice-root
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Linaria vulgaris
Butter and Eggs, Yellow Toadflax
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Yellow
Linnaea borealis
Twinflower, Americam Twinflower
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
Pink
Linum lewisii
Blue Flax
Linaceae (Flax)
Blue
Lithophragma glabrum
Woodland Star
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
White
Lithospermum ruderale
Puccoon, Western Stoneseed
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Yellow
Lloydia serotina
Alplily, Alpine Lily
Liliaceae (Lily)
White
Lonicera involucruta
Twinberry, Twinberry Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
Yellow
Lupinus argenteus
Silvery Lupine
Fabaceae (Pea)
Blue
Lupinus caespitosus
Dwarf Lupine
Fabaceae (Pea)
Blue
Lupinus parviflorus
Lodgepole Lupine
Fabaceae (Pea)
Blue
Luzula parviflora
Small-flower Woodrush
Juncaceae (Rush)
Brown


M

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Maianthemum racemosum ssp. amplexicaule (Smilacina racemosa)
Western Solomon's Seal, Feathery False Lily of the Valley
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
White
Maianthemum stellatum (Smilacina stellata)
Starry Solomon's Seal, Starry False Lily of the Valley
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
White
Medicago sativa
Wild Alfalfa
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple
Melilotus officinalis
Yellow Sweet Clover
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Mentzelia multiflora
Adonis Blazingstar
Loasacea (Loasa)
Yellow/white
Mertensia alpina
Alpine Bluebells
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not)
Blue
Mertensia ciliata
Mountain Bluebells, Tall Chiming Bluebells
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not)
Blue
Mertensia franciscana
Franciscan Bluebells, Mountain Bluebells
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not)
Blue
Mertensia lanceolata
Lanceleaf Bluebells, Narrowleaf Bluebells
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not)
Blue
Micranthes odontoloma (Saxifraga odontoloma)
Brook Saxifrage
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
White
Micranthes oregana (Saxifraga oregana)
Bog Saxifrage
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
White
Micranthes rhomboidea (Saxifraga rhomboidea)
Snowball Saxifrage, Diamondleaf Saxifrage
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
White
Mimulus guttatus
Yellow Monkeyflower
Phrymaceae (Lopseed)
Yellow
Minuartia obtusiloba (Lidia obtusiloba)
Alpine Sandwort
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Mirabilis linearis
Narrow-leaf Four O'clock
Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock)
Pink
Mirabilis oxybaphoides
Spreading Four O'clock
Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock)
Pink
Mitella pentandra (Pectiantia pentandra)
Five-stamen Miterwort
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
White/green
Mitella stauropetala
Side-flowered Miterwort, Smallflower Miterwort, Starry Miterwort
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
White/green
Moneses uniflora
Single Delight, Woodnymph
Ericaceae (Heath)
White
Montia chamissoi
Water Miner's Lettuce
Montiaceae (Miner's Lettuce)
White
Mulgedium oblongifolium (Lactuca tatarica var. pulchella)
Blue Lettuce
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Blue


N-O

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Neottia cordata (Listera cordata)
Heartleaf Twayblade
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White/green
Noccaea fendleri ssp. glauca (Noccaea montana, Thlaspi montanum)
Alpine Pennycress, Mountain Candytuft
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Nothocalais troximoides
Sagebrush False Dandelion, False Agoseris
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Oenothera coronopifolia
Cut-leaf Evening Primrose, Crown-leaf Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
White
Oenothera villosa ssp. strigosa
Hairy Evening Primrose, Common Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Yellow
Opuntia fragilis
Brittle Pricklypear, Little Pricklypear
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Yellow
Oreochrysum parryi
Parry's Goldenrod, Parry's Goldenweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Yellow
Oreoxis alpina
Tundra Alpine-parsley, Alpine Parsley
Apiaceae (Parsley)
Yellow
Orthilia secunda
One-sided Wintergreen, Sidebells Wintergreen
Ericaceae (Heath)
White/Green
Oxypolis fendleri
Cowbane
Apiaceae (Parsley)
White
Oxyria digyna
Alpine Sorrel, Mountain Sorrel
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Red
Oxytropis sericea
White Locoweed
Fabaceae (Pea)
White
Oxytropis splendens
Showy Locoweed
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple


P

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Packera crocata
Saffron Ragwort, Saffron Groundsel
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Packera fendleri
Fendler's Groundsel, Fendler's Ragwort
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Packera streptanthifolia
Rocky Mountain Groundsel, Cut-leaf Groundsel
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Packera werneriifolia
Hoary Groundsel, Alpine Rock Groundsel
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Parnassia fimbriata
Grass of Parnassus
Celastraceae (Staff-tree)
White
Paxistima myrsinites
Mountain Lover
Celastraceae (Staff-tree)
Red
Pedicularis bracteosa
Bracted Lousewort
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Yellow
Pedicularis groenlandica
Elephant Heads
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Pink
Pedicularis racemosa ssp. alba
Parrot's Beak
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
White
Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum
Alpine Lousewort
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Pink
Penstemon barbatus var. torreyi
Torrey's Penstemon, Beard-lip Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Red
Penstemon hallii
Hall's Beardtongue
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple
Penstemon harbourii
Harbour’s Beardtongue
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple
Penstemon procerus var. procerus
Clustered Penstemon, Little Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple
Penstemon strictus
Rocky Mountain Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple
Penstemon virgatus var. asa-grayi
Beardless Sidebells Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple
Penstemon whippleanus
Dusky Beardtongue, Whipple's Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple
Penstemon whippleanus
Dusky Beardtongue, Whipple's Penstemon
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
White
Peritoma serrulata
Rocky Mountain Beeplant
Cleomaceae (Cleome)
Pink
Persicaria amphibia
Water Knotweed, Water Smartweed
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Red
Phacelia denticulata
Rocky Mountain Scorpionweed, Rocky Mountain Phacelia
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Purple
Phacelia sericea
Purple Fringe, Silky Phacelia
Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)
Purple
Philonotis fontana
Philonotis Moss, Fountain Apple-moss
Bartramiaceae
Green
Phlox condensata
Alpine Phlox, Dwarf Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
White/Purple
Phlox multiflora
Rocky Mountain Phlox, Many-flowered Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
White
Phleum alpinum
Alpine Timothy
Poaceae (Grass)
Green/Brown
Platanthera aquilonis
Northern Green Orchid, Green Bog Orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Green
Platanthera dilatata var. albiflora
White Bog Orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White
Platanthera dilatata var. dilatata
White Bog Orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White
Platanthera obtusata
Blunt-leaf Orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White/Green
Polemonium pulcherrimum ssp. delicatum
Jacob's Ladder
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Blue
Polemonium viscosum
Sky Pilot, Sticky Polemonium
Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Blue/Purple
Polytrichum commune
Haircap Moss
Polytrichaceae (Aloe Moss)
Green
Polytrichum strictum
Slender Haircap
Polytrichaceae (Aloe Moss)
Green/Orange
Potentilla hippiana
Woolly Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Potentilla pensylvanica
Prairie Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Potentilla pulcherrima
Beautiful Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Potentilla rubricaulis
Red-stemmed Cinquefoil, Rocky Mountain Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Potentilla subjuga
Colorado Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Primula angustifolia
Alpine Primrose
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Pink
Primula parryi
Parry's Primrose
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Pink
Primula pauciflora ssp. pauciflora (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
Shooting Star, Darkthroat Shooting Star
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Pink
Prunus virginiana var. demissa or melanocarpa
Western Chokecherry or Black Chokecherry
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Pseudocymopterus montanus (Cymopterus lemmonii)
Mountain Parsley, Alpine False Springparsley
Apiaceae (Parsley)
Yellow
Pterospora andromedea
Woodland Pinedrops
Ericaceae (Heath)
Red
Pulsatilla patens ssp. multifida
Pasqueflower
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Purple
Purshia tridentata
Antelope Bitterbrush, Buckbrush
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia
Bog Wintergreen
Ericaceae (Heath)
Pink
Pyrola chlorantha
Green-flowered Wintergreen
Ericaceae (Heath)
White
Pyrola minor
Snowline Wintergreen, Lesser Wintergreen
Ericaceae (Heath)
White
Pyrrocoma crocea
Curlyhead Goldenweed
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow


R

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Ranunculus adoneus
Snow Buttercup, Alpine Buttercup
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Yellow
Ranunculus eschscholtzii
Subalpine Buttercup, Eschscholtz's buttercup, Largeflower Buttercup
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Yellow
Ranunculus inamoenus
Graceful Buttercup
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Yellow
Rhodiola integrifolia
(Sedum integrifolium)
King's Crown
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
Red
Rhodiola rhodantha
(Clementsia rhodantha)
Queen's Crown, Rose Crown
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
Pink
Ribes montigenum
Red Prickly Currant, Gooseberry, Mountain Gooseberry
Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry)
Red
Rosa woodsii
Wild Rose, Woods' Rose
Rosaceae (Rose)
Pink
Rubus deliciosus
Boulder Raspberry
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Rubus idaeus
Wild Raspberry
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Rubus parviflorus
Thimbleberry
Rosaceae (Rose)
White
Rudbeckia lancianata var. ampla
Golden Glow
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Rudbeckia occidentalis
Western Coneflower
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Rumex densiflorus
Alpine Dock
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Red/Brown


S

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Salix brachycarpa
Barrenground Willow, Short-fruit Willow
Saliceae (Willow)
White
Salix nivalis (Salix reticulata ssp. nivalis)
Snow Willow
Saliceae (Willow)
Red
Salix petrophila
Alpine Willow, Rock Willow
Saliceae (Willow)
Red
Salix planifolia
Plane-leaf Willow
Saliceae (Willow)
White
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa
Red Elderberry
Adoxaceae (Muskroot)
White
Saussurea weberi
Weber's Saw-wort
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Purple
Saxifraga bronchialis ssp. austromontana
Dotted Saxifrage
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
White
Saxifraga flagellaris
Whiplash Saxifrage
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
Yellow
Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum
Spearleaf Stonecrop, Yellow Stonecrop
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
Yellow
Senecio amplectens var. amplectens
Showy Alpine Ragwort
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio amplectens var. holmii
Holm's Ragwort, Hom's Groundsel
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio atratus
Tall Black-tip Ragwort
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio bigelovii
Nodding Ragwort, Rayless Senecio
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio eremophilus var. kingii
Desert Ragwort, Western Golden Groundsel
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio fremontii var. blitoides
Dwarf Mountain Ragwort, Fremont’s Groundsel
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio pudicus
Bashful Ragwort
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio soldanella
Colorado Ragwort
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio triangularis
Arrowleaf Groundsel, Arrowleaf Ragwort
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Senecio wootonii
Wooton's Ragwort
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Shepherdia canadensis
Russet Buffaloberry, Canada Buffaloberry
Elaeagnaceae (Oleaster)
Green
Sibbaldia procumbens
Creeping Sibbaldia
Rosaceae (Rose)
Yellow
Silene acaulis
Moss Campion
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Pink
Silene drummondii ssp. striata
Drummond's Campion, Drummond's Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Silene menziesii
Menzies' Campion, White Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Sisyrinchium idahoense var. occidentale
Idaho Blue-eyed Grass
Iridaceae (Iris)
Blue/White
Sisymbrium altissimum
Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Yellow
Smelowskia americana (Smelowskia calycina var. americana)
Fern-leaf Candytuft, American False Candytuft
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White/lavender
Solidago canadensis
Canada Goldenrod
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Solidago missouriensis
Smooth Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Solidago multiradiata
Rocky Mountain Goldenrod
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Solidago simplex var. simplex
Mt. Albert Goldenrod, Sticky Goldenrod
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Spergularia rubram
Red Sandspurry
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Pink
Spiranthes romanzoffiana
Lady's Tresses, Hooded Lady's Tresses
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
White
Stellaria crassifolia
Fleshy Starwort
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Stellaria longipes
Longstalk Starwort
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
White
Stephanomeria pauciflora
Few-flower Wirelettuce, Brownplume Wirelettuce
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Pink
Streptopus amplexifolius
Twisted Stalk, Clasp-leaf Twisted Stalk
Liliaceae (Lily)
White
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius
Roundleaf Snowberry
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
Pink
Symphyotrichum ascendens (Aster ascendens)
Western Aster
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/white
Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. apricum (Aster foliaceus var. apricus)
Alpine Leafybract Aster
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple
Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. canbyi (Aster foliaceus var. canbyi)
Canby's Aster
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/white
Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Aster foliaceus var. parryi)
Parry's Aster
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Purple/white
Swertia perennis
Star Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Purple


T

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Taraxacum officianale
Dandelion
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Tetraneuris acaulis var. caespitosa (Hymenoxys acaulis)
Stemless Four-nerve Daisy, Stemless Hymenoxys, Goldflower
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Thalictrum fendleri
Meadowrue
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
White/yellow
Thermopsis montana
Mountain Goldenbanner, Golden Banner
Fabaceae (Pea)
Yellow
Thlaspi arvense
Field Pennycress
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
White
Tragopogon dubius
Salsify, Goatsbeard
Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)
Yellow
Trifolium dasyphyllum
Alpine Clover
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Trifolium nanum
Dwarf Clover
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Trifolium parryi
Parry's Clover
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Trifolium pratense
Red Clover
Fabaceae (Pea)
Pink
Tripleurospermum inodorum
False Chamomile, Scentless Chamomile, Scentless Fall Mayweed
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
White
Tripterocalyx micranthus (Albronia micrantha)
Smallflower Sand Verbena, Sandpuff
Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock)
White
Trollius albiflorus (Trollius laxus, Trollius laxus ssp. albiflorus)
Globeflower
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
White


V

SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FAMILY
COLOR
Vaccinium caespitosum
Dwarf Blueberry
Ericaceae (Heath)
Pink
Vaccinium myrtillus
Mountain Blueberry
Ericaceae (Heath)
Pink
Valeriana acutiloba var. acutiloba
Sharp-leaf Valerian
Valerianaceae (Valerian)
White
Valeriana edulis var. edulis
Edible Valerian, Tobacco Root
Valerianaceae (Valerian)
White
Valeriana occidentalis
Western Valerian
Valerianaceae (Valerian)
White
Veratrum californicum
Corn Lily
Melanthiaceae (False Hellebore)
White
Verbascum thapsus
Mullein
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Yellow
Veronica serpyllifolia
Thyme-leaf Speedwell
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Blue
Veronica wormskjoldii
Alpine Speedwell
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Purple
Vicia americana
American Vetch
Fabaceae (Pea)
Purple/pink
Viola adunca var. adunca
Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet
Violaceae (Violet)
Purple
Viola adunca var. bellidifolia
Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet
Violaceae (Violet)
Purple
Viola canadensis var. scopulorum
White Violet
Violaceae (Violet)
White
Viola nuttallii (Viola vallicola)
Yellow Violet, Nuttall's Violet
Violaceae (Violet)
Yellow
Viola renifolia
Kidney-leaf Violet, Northern White Violet
Violaceae (Violet)
White




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