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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Adoxaceae
(Muskroot)
Sambucus racemosa Red Elderberry Red
Amaranthaceae
(Amaranth)
Chenopodium autovirens Pinyon Goosefoot White
Chenopodium berlandieri Pitseed Goosefoot White
Chenopodium capitatum Strawberry Blite, Blite Goosefoot Pink
Amaryllidaceae
(Amaryllis)
Allium acuminatum Taper-tip Onion Pink
Allium cernuum Nodding Onion Pink
Allium geyerii var. geyerii Geyer's Onion Pink
Apiaceae
(Parsley)
Angelica grayi Gray's Angelica White
Conioselinum scopulorum Rocky Mountain Hemlock-parsley White
Conium maculatum Poison Hemlock White
Daucus carota Queen Anne's Lace White
Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum
(Heracleum maximum)
Cow Parsnip White
Ligusticum tenuifolium Idaho Licorice-root, Fern-leaf Lovage White
Oxypolis fendleri Fendler's Cowbane White
Oreoxis alpina
(Cymopterus alpinus)
Tundra Alpine-parsley, Alpine Parsley Yellow
Osmorhiza occidentalis Western Sweetroot, Western Sweet-cicely White
Pseudocymopterus montanus
(Cymopterus lemmonii)
Mountain Parsley, Alpine False Spring-parsley Yellow
Apocynaceae
(Dogbane)
Apocynum androsaemifolium Spreading Dogbane White
Apocynum cannabinum Indian Hemp White
Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed Pink
Asparagaceae
(Asparagus)
Maianthemum racemosum ssp. amplexicaule
(Smilacina racemosa)
Western Solomon's Seal, Feathery False Lily of the Valley White
Maianthemum stellatum
(Smilacina stellata)
Starry Solomon's Seal, Starry False Lily of the Valley White
Yucca harrimaniae Spanish Bayonet White
Asteraceae
(Sunflower)
Achillea millefolium Yarrow, Common Yarrow White/Pink
Agoseris aurantiaca var. aurantiaca Orange Agoseris Orange
Agoseris aurantiaca var. purpurea Orange Agoseris Orange
Agoseris glauca Pale Agoseris, False Dandelion Yellow
Anaphalis margaritacea Pearly Everlasting White
Antennaria anaphaloides Pearly Pussytoes, Tall Pussytoes White
Antennaria media Rocky Mountain Pussytoes White
Antennaria parvifolia Small-leaf Pussytoes White
Antennaria rosea Pink Pussytoes, Rosy Pussytoes Pink
Antennaria umbrinella Umber Pussytoes White
Arnica cordifolia Heartleaf Arnica Yellow
Arnica latifolia Broadleaf Arnica Yellow
Arnica mollis Hairy Arnica Yellow
Arnica parryi Rayless Arnica, Parry's Arnica, Nodding Arnica Yellow
Arnica rydbergii Subalpine Arnica Yellow
Artemisia borealis
(Artemisia campestris ssp. borealis, Artemisia campestris var. purshii)
Boreal Sagewort, Boreal Sage, Northern Wormwood Yellow
Artemisia campestris ssp. pacifica Field Sagewort Yellow
Artemisia frigida Prairie Sagewort, Fringed Sage Yellow
Artemisia scopulorum Alpine Sagebrush, Alpine Sagewort, Alpine Sage Yellow
Artemisia tridentata Big Sagebrush Yellow
Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf Balsamroot Yellow
Brickellia grandiflora Mountain Brickelbush, Tasselflower White
Carduus nutans Musk Thistle Pink
Centaurea montana Mountain cornflower, Mountain Bluet Blue
Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina Alpine Dustymaiden, Alpine Pincushion White
Chaetopappa ericoides Rose Heath, Small-flower Aster White
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus Douglas' Rabbitbrush, Green Rabbitbrush, Yellow Rabbitbrush Yellow
Cichorium intybus Chicory, Common Blue
Cirsium arvense Canada Thistle Pink/Lavender
Cirsium eatonii Eaton's Thistle, Mountaintop Thistle White
Cirsium eatonii var. eriocephalum
(Cirsium scopulorum)
Alpine Thistle, Mountain Thistle, Frosty Ball White
Cirsium scariosum Meadow Thistle White
Crepis atribarba Slender Hawk's-beard Yellow
Dieteria bigelovii
(Machaeranthera bigelovii)
Bigelow's Tansy-aster, Tall Tansy-aster Purple
Dieteria canescens
(Machaeranthera canescens)
Hoary Tansy-aster Purple
Ericameria nauseosa Rubber Rabbitbrush, Golden Bush Yellow
Ericameria parryi var. parryi Parry's Rabbitbrush Yellow
Erigeron compositus Cutleaf Daisy, Fernleaf Fleabane White
Erigeron coulteri Coulter's Daisy, Whiteray Daisy White
Erigeron divergens Spreading Daisy, Spreading Fleabane Purple/White
Erigeron elatior Tall Fleabane, Daisy Lavender/Pink/White
Erigeron flagellaris Trailing Daisy, Trailing Fleabane White
Erigeron formosissimus Beautiful Daisy, Beautiful Fleabane Blue
Erigeron glacialis
(Erigeron peregrinus)
Subalpine Daisy, Subalpine Fleabane Purple
Erigeron grandiflorus
(Erigeron simplex)
Rocky Mountain Alpine Daisy Purple
Erigeron melanocephalus Blackheaded Daisy, Blackhead Fleabane White
Erigeron leiomerus Rockslide Daisy Blue/Purple/White
Erigeron pinnatisectus Featherleaf Fleabane Lavender
Erigeron speciosus Showy Daisy, Aspen Fleabane Blue/Lavender
Eucephalus engelmannii Engelmann's Aster White
Eutrochium maculatum var. bruneri
(Eupatoriadelphus maculatus var. bruneri)
Western Spotted Gravel-root, Joe-pye Weed Purple
Gaillardia aristata Blanketflower, Great Blanketflower Orange/Yellow
Grindelia squarrosa Curlycup Gumweed Yellow
Helianthella quinquenervis Five-nerve Sunflower, Dwarf Nodding Sunflower, Five-nerve Helianthella Yellow
Helianthus annuus Common Sunflower Yellow
Helianthus petiolaris Prairie Sunflower Yellow
Heliomeris multiflora var. multiflora
(Viguiera multiflora var. multiflora)
Showy Goldeneye Yellow
Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis
(Viguiera multiflora var. nevadensis)
Nevada Goldeneye Yellow
Herrickia glauca var. glauca
(Eurybia glauca var. glauca)
Gray's Aster, Gray Aster Purple
Heterotheca pumila Alpine Goldenaster, False Goldenaster, Dwarf Golden Aster Yellow
Heterotheca villosa Hairy False Goldenaster Yellow
Hieracium albiflorum Whiteflower Hawkweed White
Hieracium aurantiacum Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush Orange
Hieracium triste Woolly Hawkweed Yellow
Hymenopappus filifolius var. polycephalus Fineleaf Woollywhite, Manyhead Hymenopappus Yellow
Hymenoxys grandiflora (Tetraneuris grandiflora, Rydbergia grandiflora) Old-man-of-the-mountain, Alpine Sunflower Yellow
Hymenoxys hoopesii Orange Sneezeweed, Owl's-claws Yellow
Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce Yellow
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy White
Macheranthera tanacetifolia Tanseyleaf Aster, Tahoka Daisy Blue
Madia glomerata Mountain Tarweed Yellow
Mulgedium oblongifolium (Lactuca tatarica var. pulchella) Blue Lettuce Blue
Nothocalais troximoides Sagebrush False Dandelion, False Agoseris Yellow
Oreochrysum parryi Parry's Goldenrod, Parry's Goldenweed Yellow
Packera crocata Saffron Ragwort, Saffron Groundsel Yellow
Packera fendleri Fendler's Groundsel, Fendler's Ragwort Yellow
Packera pseudaurea var.flavula Falsegold Groundsel, Streambank Ragwort Yellow
Packera streptanthifolia Rocky Mountain Groundsel, Cleft-leaf Groundsel Yellow
Packera werneriifolia Hoary Groundsel, Alpine Rock Groundsel Yellow
Platyschkuhria integrifolia var. desertorum Basin Daisy Yellow
Pyrrocoma clementis var. clementis Tranquil Goldenweed Yellow
Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea Curlyhead Goldenweed Yellow
Ratibida columnifera Plains Coneflowerr Yellow
Rhaponticum repens
(Acroptilon repens)
Russian Knapweed, Hardheads Purple
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Yellow
Rudbeckia laciniata var. ampla Golden Glow, Green-head Coneflower, Cut-leaf Coneflower Yellow
Rudbeckia occidentalis Western Coneflower Brown/Yellow
Saussurea weberi Weber's Saw-wort Purple
Senecio amplectens var. amplectens Showy Alpine Ragwort Yellow
Senecio amplectens var. holmii Holm's Ragwort, Holm's Groundsel Yellow
Senecio atratus Tall Black-tip Ragwort Yellow
Senecio bigelovii Nodding Ragwort, Rayless Senecio Yellow
Senecio eremophilus var. kingii King’s Ragwort, Cutleaf Groundsel, Western Golden Groundsel Yellow
Senecio fremontii var. blitoides Dwarf Mountain Ragwort Yellow
Senecio pudicus Bashful Ragwort Yellow
Senecio soldanella Colorado Ragwort Yellow
Senecio triangularis Arrowleaf Groundsel, Arrowleaf Ragwort Yellow
Senecio wootonii Wooton's Ragwort Yellow
Solidago canadensis
(Solidago altissima)
Canadian Goldenrod Yellow
Solidago missouriensis Smooth Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod Yellow
Solidago multiradiata Rocky Mountain Goldenrod Yellow
Solidago simplex var. simplex Mt. Albert Goldenrod, Sticky Goldenrod Yellow
Stephanomeria pauciflora Few-flower Wirelettuce, Brownplume Wirelettuce Pink
Symphyotrichum ascendens
(Aster ascendens)
Western Aster Purple/white
Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. apricum
(Aster foliaceus var. apricum)
Alpine Leafybract Aster Purple
Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. canbyi
(Aster foliaceus var. canbyi)
Canby's Aster Purple
Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi
(Aster foliaceus var. parryi)
Parry's Aster Purple
Symphyotrichum spathulatum
(Aster spathulatus)
Western Mountain Aster Purple
Taraxacum ceratophorum
Taraxacum officinale ssp. ceratophorum
Horned Dandelion, Northern Dandelion Yellow
Taraxacum officinale Common Dandelion Yellow
Tetraneuris acaulis var. acaulis
(Hymenoxys acaulis)
Stemless Four-nerve Daisy, Stemless Hymenoxys, Goldflower Yellow
Tetraneuris acaulis var. caespitosa
(Hymenoxys acaulis var. caespitosa)
Caespitose Four-nerve Daisy, Stemless Hymenoxys, Goldflower Yellow
Tetraneuris ivesiana
(Hymenoxys ivesiana)
Ives' Four-nerve Daisy, Perky Sue Yellow
Thelesperma subnudum Navajo Tea Yellow
Tonestus pygmaeus
(Haplopappus pygmaeus)
Pygmy Goldenweed Yellow
Tragopogon dubius Salsify, Goatsbeard Yellow
Tripleurospermum inodorum
(Matricaria perforata)
Scentless Chamomile, False Chamomile, Scentless False Mayweed White

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Bartramiaceae
Philonotis fontana Philonotis Moss, Fountain Apple-moss
Berberidaceae
(Barberry)
Berberis repens (Mahonia repens) Creeping Barberry Yellow
Boraginaceae
(Forget-me-not)
Eritrichium nanum Arctic Alpine Forget-me-not Blue
Hackelia floribunda Manyflower Stickseed, Tall Forget-me-not Blue
Cryptantha ambigua Basin Cryptantha White
Cryptantha cinerea var. jamesii (Cryptantha suffruticosa, Oreocarya suffruticosa, Oreocarya suffruticosa var. cinerea) James' Cryptantha, James' Catseye White
Cryptantha fendleri Sanddune Cryptantha, Sanddune Catseye, Fendler's Cryptantha White
Cryptantha minima Little Cryptantha, Little Catseye White
Lithospermum ruderale Puccoon, Western Stoneseed Yellow
Mertensia alpina Alpine Bluebells Blue
Mertensia brevistyla Short-style Bluebells Blue
Mertensia ciliata Mountain Bluebells, Tall Fringed Bluebells Blue
Mertensia franciscana Franciscan Bluebells Blue
Mertensia humilis Rocky Mountain Bluebells Blue
Mertensia lanceolata Lanceleaf Bluebells, Narrowleaf Bluebells Blue
Phacelia denticulata Rocky Mountain Scorpionweed, Rocky Mountain Phacelia Blue
Phacelia hastata Silverleaf Phacelia White
Phacelia heterophylla Vari-leaf Phacelia, Wand Phacelia White
Phacelia sericea Silky Phacelia, Purple Fringe Blue
Brassicaceae
(Mustard)
Alyssum simplex Wild Alyssum, European Madwort Yellow
Boechera grahamii (Arabis drummondii var. brachycarpa) Graham's Rockcress White
Boechera retrofracta (Arabis holboellii var. retrofracta) Reflexed Rockcress, Second Rockcress White
Boechera stricta (Arabis drummondii) Drummond's Rockcress White
Berteroa incana Hoary False Alyssum White
Cardamine cordifolia Heartleaf Bittercress White
Descurainia incana Mountain Tansy-mustard Yellow
Descurainia incisa ssp. incisa Mountain Tansy-mustard Yellow
Draba albertina Slender Draba Yellow
Draba aurea Golden Draba Yellow
Draba crassa Thick-leaf Draba Yellow
Draba crassifolia Snowbed Draba Yellow
Draba streptobrachia Alpine Tundra Draba Yellow
Erysimum capitatum Western Wallflower Yellow
Erysimum capitatum var. purshii Pursh's Wallflower Lavender/Yellow
Lepidium chalapensis (Cardaria chalapensis, Lepidium chalapense) Lenspod Whitetop White
Lepidium draba (Cardaria draba) Hoary Cress, Whitetop White
Lepidium virginicum Peppergrass, Virginia Pepperweed White
Noccaea fendleri ssp. glauca (Noccaea montana, Thlaspi montanum) Alpine Pennycress, Mountain Candytuft White
Sisymbrium altissimum Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard Yellow
Smelowskia americana (Smelowskia calycina var. americana) Fern-leaf Candytuft, American False Candytuft White/Lavender
Thlaspi arvense Field Pennycress White

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Cactaceae
(Cactus)
Cylindropuntia imbricata var. imbricata
(Opuntia imbricata var. imbricata
Opuntia imbricata
var. arborescens)
Tree Cholla, Cane Cholla Pink
Opuntia phaeacantha Tulip Pricklypear Yellow
Opuntia polyacantha var. polyacantha Hairspine Pricklypear, Starvation Pricklypear Yellow
Campanulaceae
(Bellflower)
Campanula parryi Parry's Bellflower, Parry's Harebell Blue/Purple
Campanula rotundifolia Harebell, Bluebell, Bellflower Lavender
Campanula uniflora Arctic Bellflower, Arctic Harebell Blue
Caprifoliaceae
(Honesuckle)
Linnaea borealis ssp. americana Twinflower, American Twinflower Pink
Lonicera involucrata Twinberry, Twinberry Honeysuckle Yellow
Symphoricarpos occidentalis Western Snowberry, Wolfberry Pink
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius (Symphoricarpos oreophilus) Roundleaf Snowberry, Mountain Snowberry Pink
Caryophyllaceae
(Pink)
Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum Alpine Chickweed, Alpine Mouse Ear White
Cerastium beeringianum Bering Chickweed White
Eremogone congesta (Arenaria congesta) Ballhead Sandwort White
Eremogone fendleri (Arenaria fendleri) Fendler's Sandwort White
Minuartia obtusiloba (Lidia obtusiloba) Alpine Sandwort White
Pseudostellaria jamesiana Tuber Starwort, Sticky Starwort White
Silene acaulis Moss Campion Pink
Silene drummondii ssp. striata Drummond's Campion, Drummond's Catchfly White
Silene menziesii Menzies' Catchfly White
Spergularia rubra Red Sandspurry Pink
Stellaria crassifolia Fleshy Starwort White
Stellaria longipes Longstalk Starwort White
Celastraceae
(Staff-tree)
Parnassia fimbriata Grass of Parnassus White
Paxistima myrsinites Mountain Lover Pink
Cladoniaceae
(Cladonia)
Cladonia chlorophaea Cup Lichen Green
Cleomaceae
(Cleome)
Peritoma serrulata (Cleome serrulata) Rocky Mountain Beeplant Purple
Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachysperma Redwhisker Clammyweed White
Convolvulaceae
(Morning-glory)
Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed White
Crassulaceae
(Stonecrop)
Rhodiola integrifolia (Sedum integrifolium) King's Crown Red
Rhodiola rhodantha (Clementsia rhodantha) Queen's Crown, Rose Crown Pink
Sedum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum Spearleaf Stonecrop, Yellow Stonecrop Yellow
Cyperaceae
(Sedge)
Carex ebenea Black Sedge, Ebony Sedge Black
Carex scopulorum Rocky Mountain Sedge Black

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Elaeagnaceae
(Oleaster)
Shepherdia canadensis Russet Buffaloberry, Canada Buffaloberry Green
Equisetaceae
(Horsetail)
Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine Common Scouring-rush, Scouring-rush Horsetail Brown
Equisetum laevigatum Smooth Scouring-rush, Smooth Horsetail Brown
Ericaceae
(Heath)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick, Bear Berry White
Kalmia microphylla Alpine Laurel Pink
Moneses uniflora Single Delight, Woodnymph White
Orthilia secunda One-sided Wintergreen, Sidebells Wintergreen Green
Pterospora andromedea Woodland Pinedrops Red
Pyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia Bog Wintergreen Pink
Pyrola chlorantha Green-flowered Wintergreen Green
Pyrola minor Snowline Wintergreen, Lesser Wintergreen White
Vaccinium caespitosum Dwarf Blueberry, Dwarf Bilberry Pink
Vaccinium myrtillus Mountain Blueberry, Bilberry, Whortleberry Pink
Euphorbiaceae
(Spurge)
Croton texensis Texas Croton, Skunkweed White
Euphorbia esula Leafy Spurge Green
Fabaceae
(Pea)
Astragalus agrestis Field Milkvetch, Purple Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus alpinus var. alpinus Alpine Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus cicer Chickpea Milkvetch, Cicer Milkvetch White
Astragalus flexuosus Flexible Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus gracilis Slender Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus hallii Hall's Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus kentrophyta Spiny Milkvetch White
Astragalus laxmannii vat. robustior Prairie Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus pattersonii Patterson Milkvetch White
Astragalus scopulorum Rocky Mountain Milkvetch White
Astragalus shortianus Short's Milkvetch Purple
Dalea candida Prairie White Clover White
Lathyrus laetivirens Aspen Pea White
Lathyrus latifolius Everlasting Pea, Perennial Pea Pink
Lupinus argenteus Silvery Lupine, Silver-stem Lupine Blue
Lupinus bakeri Baker's Lupine Blue
Lupinus brevicaulis Shortstem Lupine Blue
Lupinus caespitosus Dwarf Lupine Blue
Lupinus caudatus Tailcup Lupine Blue
Lupinus prunophilus
(Lupinus polyphyllus var. prunophilus)
Big-leaf Lupine Blue
Medicago lupulina Black Medic Yellow
Medicago sativa Wild Alfalfa Purple
Melilotus albus White Sweetclover White
Melilotus officinalis Yellow Sweetclover Yellow
Oxytropis sericea White Locoweed White
Oxytropis splendens Showy Locoweed Purple
Thermopsis montana
(Thermopsis rhombifolia var. montana)
Mountain Goldenbanner, Golden Banner Yellow
Trifolium dasyphyllum Alpine Clover Pink
Trifolium nanum Dwarf Clover, Deer Clover Pink
Trifolium parryi Parry's Clover Pink
Trifolium pratense Red Clover Red
Vicia americana ssp. americana American Vetch Purple

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Gentianaceae
(Gentian)
Frasera speciosa Elkweed, Monument Plant White/Green
Gentiana affinis (Pneumonanthe affinis) Rocky Mountain Gentian, Pleated Gentian Purple
Gentiana parryi (Pneumonanthe parryi) Mountain Gentian, Parry's Gentian Purple
Gentiana prostrata (Chondrophylla prostrata) Pygmy Gentian, Moss Gentian Blue
Gentianella amarella (Gentianella acuta) Autumn Dwarf Gentian, Dwarf Gentian, Little Gentian Purple/Pink
Gentianopsis barbellata Perennial Fringed Gentian Purple
Gentianopsis thermalis Rocky Mountain Fringed Gentian Blue
Swertia perennis Star Gentian Blue
Gerianaceae
(Geranium)
Erodium cicutarium Redstem Stork's Bill, Filaree Pink
Geranium caespitosum Tufted Geranium Pink
Geranium richardsonii Richardon's Geranium, Wild Geranium White
Geranium viscosissimum Purple Sticky Geranium Pink
Grossulariaceae
(Gooseberry)
Ribes montigenum Red Prickly Currant, Gooseberry, Mountain Gooseberry Red
Ribes wolfii Wolf's Currant White
Iridaceae
(Iris)
Iris missouriensis Rocky Mountain Iris, Wild Iris Blue/Purple
Sisyrinchium idahoense var. occidentale Idaho Blue-eyed Grass Blue/White
Juncaceae
(Rush)
Juncus drummondii Drummond's Rush Brown
Luzula parviflora Small-flower Woodrush Brown

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Lamiaceae
(Mint)
Agastache urticifolia Horsemint Giant Hyssop, Nettleleaf Giant Hyssop White
Liliaceae
(Lily)
Calochortus gunnisonii Mariposa Lily White/Lavender
Calochortus nuttallii Sego Lily White/Lavender
Lloydia serotina Alplily, Alpine Lily White
Streptopus amplexifolius Twisted Stalk, Clasp-leaf Twisted Stalk White
Linaceae
(Flax)
Linum lewisii Blue Flax Blue
Loasaceae
(Stickleaf)
Mentzelia multiflora Adonis Blazingstar Yellow

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Malvaceae
(Mallow)
Sidalcea candida White Checker Mallow White
Sphaeralcea coccinea Scarlet Globemallow Orange
Melanthiaceae
(False Hellebore)
Anticlea elegans (Zigadenus elegans) Mountain Death Camas White
Veratrum californicum var. californicum (Veratrum tenuipetalum) California False Hellebore White
Montiaceae
(Miner's Lettuce)
Claytonia lanceolata Western Springbeauty, Lance-leaf Springbeauty White
Claytonia megarhiza Alpine Springbeauty White
Lewisia pygmaea Pygmy Bitterroot Pink
Montia chamissoi Water Miner's Lettuce White
Nyctaginaceae
(Four O'clock)
Mirabilis albida (Mirabilis hirsuta) White Four O'clock, Hairy Four-O'clock Pink
Mirabilis linearis Narrow-leaf Four O'clock Pink
Mirabilis oxybaphoides Spreading Four O'clock Pink
Tripterocalyx micranthus (Abronia micrantha) Smallflower Sand Verbena, Sandpuffs White

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Onagraceae
(Evening Primrose)
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium Fireweed Pink
Chamerion latifolium Alpine Fireweed, Dwarf Fireweed Pink
Epilobium anagallidifolium Alpine Willowherb Pink
Epilobium brachycarpum Tall Annual Willowherb, Panicled Willowherb Pink
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum Fringed Willowherb Pink
Epilobium hornemannii var. hornemannii Hornemann's Willowherb Pink
Epilobium lactiflorum Whiteflower Willowherb, Milkflower Willowherb White
Epilobium saximontanum Rocky Mountain Willowherb Pink
Gayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum Spreading Groundsmoke White
Oenothera coronopifolia Cut-leaf Evening Primrose, Crownleaf Evening Primrose White
Oenothera lavandulifolia
(Calylophus lavandulifolius)
Lavender-leaf Sundrops Yellow
Oenothera villosa ssp. strigosa Hairy Evening Primrose, Common Evening Primrose Yellow
Orchidaceae
(Orchid)
Calypso bulbosa var. americana Fairy Slipper, Calypso Orchid Purple
Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata Spotted Coralroot, Summer Coralroot White/Pink
Corallorhiza trifida Yellow Coralroot, Early Coralroot White/Green
Goodyera oblongifolia Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid, Rattlesnake Plantain, Western Rattlesnake Plantain White
Neottia cordata (Listera cordata) Heartleaf Twayblade White
Platanthera aquilonis Green Bog Orchid, Northern Bog Orchid Green
Platanthera dilatata var. albiflora White Bog Orchid, Scentbottle White
Platanthera dilatata var. dilatata White Bog Orchid, Scentbottle White
Platanthera obtusata Blunt-leaf Orchid/td> Green
Spiranthes romanzoffiana Lady's Tresses, Hooded Lady's Tresses/td> White
Orobanchaceae
(Broomrape)
Castilleja integra Wholeleaf Indian Paintbrush, Squawfeather Red/Orange
Castilleja linariifolia Wyoming Paintbrush, Narrow-leaf Paintbrush Red/Orange
Castilleja miniata Scarlet Paintbrush, Red Indian Paintbrush Red/Orange
Castilleja occidentalis Western Indian Paintbrush Yellow
Castilleja rhexiifolia Rosy Paintbrush, Splitleaf Indian Paintbrush Pink
Castilleja sulphurea Yellow Indian Paintbrush Yellow
Orthocarpus luteus Yellow Owl's-clover Yellow
Pedicularis bracteosa var. paysoniana Payson's Lousewort Yellow
Pedicularis groenlandica Elephant Heads Pink
Pedicularis parryi ssp. parryi Parry's Lousewort White
Pedicularis racemosa ssp. alba Parrot's Beak White
Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum Alpine Lousewort Pink

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Papaveraceae
(Poppy)
Argemone polyanthemos Crested Prickly-poppy, Thistle Poppy White
Corydalis aurea Golden Corydalis, Scrambled Eggs Yellow
Phrymaceae
(Lopseed)
Mimulus guttatus Yellow Monkeyflower, Common Monkeyflwer Yellow
Mimulus tilingii Subalpine Monkeyflower Yellow
Plantaginaceae
(Plantain)
Chionophila jamesii Rocky Mountain Snowlover White
Collinsia parviflora Blue-eyed Mary Blue
Linaria vulgaris Butter and Eggs, Yellow Toadflax Yellow
Penstemon crandallii ssp. crandallii Crandall's Beardtongue Purple
Penstemon barbatus var. torreyi Torrey's Penstemon, Beard-lip Penstemon Red
Penstemon glaber var. alpinus Alpine Sawsepal Penstemon Purple
Penstemon hallii Hall's Beardtongue Purple
Penstemon harbourii Harbour's Beardtongue Purple
Penstemon mensarum Mesa Penstemon, Tiger Beardtongue Blue
Penstemon palmeri Palmer's Penstemon Pink
Penstemon procerus var.procerus Clustered Penstemon, Little Penstemon Purple/Blue
Penstemon rydbergii Rydberg's Penstemon, Meadow Beardtongue Purple/Blue
Penstemon strictus Rocky Mountain Penstemon Purple/Blue
Penstemon virgatus var. asa-grayi (Penstemon unilateralis) Upland Blue Beardtongue, Beardless Sidebells Penstemon Purple
Penstemon whippleanus Dusky Beardtongue, Whipple's Penstemon Purple
Penstemon whippleanus Dusky Beardtongue, Whipple's Penstemon White
Synthyris alpina (Besseya alpina) Alpine Kittentails Purple
Veronica serpyllifolia Thyme-leaf Speedwell Blue
Veronica wormskjoldii Alpine Speedwell Blue
Poaceae
(Grass)
Bromus inermis Smooth Brome
Bromus marginatus Mountain Brome
Calamagrostis canadensis Blue-joint Reedgrass
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hairgrass
Phleum alpinum Alpine Timothy
Phleum pratense Timothy, Common Timothy
Hordeum jubatum Foxtail Barley
Polemoniaceae
(Phlox)
Collomia linearis Tiny Trumpet, Narrow-leaf Collomia Pink
Gilia ophthalmoides Eyed Gilia White
Ipomopsis aggregata Scarlet Gilia, Fairy Trumpet Red
Ipomopsis globularis Hoosier Pass Ipomopsis Blue/Lavender
Ipomopsis tenuituba Slender-tubed Skyrocket Pink
Phlox condensata Alpine Phlox, Dwarf Phlox White
Phlox multiflora Rocky Mountain Phlox, Many-flowered Phlox White
Polemonium confertum Rocky Mountain Sky Pilot Blue/Purple
Polemonium foliossisimum Leafy Jacob's Ladder, Tall Jacob's Ladder Blue
Polemonium pulcherrimum ssp. delicatum Jacob's Ladder Blue
Polemonium viscosum Sky Pilot, Sticky Polemonium Blue/Purple
Polygonaceae
(Buckwheat)
Bistorta bistortoides (Polygonum bistortoides) American Bistort White
Bistorta vivipara (Polygonum viviparum) Alpine Bistort White/Pink
Eriogonum alatum var. alatum Winged Buckwheat Yellow
Eriogonum arcuatum var. xanthum Ivy League Buckwheat Yellow
Eriogonum cernuum Nodding Buckwheat White/Pink
Eriogonum jamesii James' Buckwheat White
Eriogonum ovalifolium var. purpureum Purple Cushion Buckwheat White
Eriogonum racemosus Red-root Buckwheat White
Eriogonum umbellatum var. majus Subalpine Sulphur-flower White
Eriogonum umbellatum var. umbellatum Sulfur-flower Buckwheat Yellow
Oxyria digyna Alpine Sorrel, Mountain Sorrel Red
Persicaria amphibia (Polygonum amphibium) Water Knotweed, Water Smartweed Pink
Rumex acetosella Sheep Sorrel Red/Pink
Rumex crispus Curly Dock Red/Pink
Rumex densiflorus Alpine Dock Red/Pink
Rumex triangulivalvis (Rumex salicifolius var. mexicanus) White Dock, Mexican Dock Green
Polytrichaceae
(Aloe Moss)
Polytrichum commune Haircap Moss
Polytrichum strictum Slender Haircap
Primulaceae
(Primrose)
Androsace septentrionalis Northern Fairy-Candelabra, Pygmyflower Rockjasmine White
Primula angustifolia Alpine Primrose Pink
Primula parryi Brook Primrose, Parry's Primrose Pink
Primula pauciflora ssp. pauciflora (Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pulchellum) Shooting Star, Dark-throat Shooting Star Pink

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup)
Aconitum columbianum Monk's Hood Purple
Actaea rubea Red Baneberry, Western Baneberry White
Anemone multifida Cutleaf Anemone, Red Windflower Pink
Anemone narcissiflora var. zephyra Narcissus Anemone White
Aquilegia coerula Colorado Columbine, Colorado Blue Columbine Blue
Aquilegia elegantula Shooting Star Columbine, Red Columbine, Western Red Columbine Red
Caltha leptosepala Marsh-marigold, White Marsh-marigold White
Clematis hirsutissima Sugarbowls, Hairy Clematis Purple
Clematis ligusticifolia Virgin's Bower, Western White Clematis White
Delphinium barbeyi Subalpine Larkspur Purple
Delphinium nuttallianum Nuttall's Larkspur, Two-lobed Larkspur Purple/White
Pulsatilla patens ssp. multifida (Anemone patens ssp. multifida) Pasqueflower Lavender
Ranunculus adoneus Snow Buttercup, Alpine Buttercup Yellow
Ranunculus eschscholtzii Snow Buttercup, Alpine Buttercup Yellow
Ranunculus glaberrimus var. ellipticus Sagebrush Buttercup Yellow
Ranunculus inamoenus Graceful Buttercup Yellow
Thalictrum fendleri (Thalictrum fendleri var. fendleri) Fendler's Meadowrue White/Green
Trollius laxus (Trollius albiflorus, Trollius laxus ssp. albiflorus) Globeflower White
Rhamnaceae
(Buckthorn)
Ceanothus fendleri Fendler's Ceanothus, Fendler's Buckthorn White
Ceanothus velutinus Snowbrush, Snowbrush Ceanothus White
Rosaceae
(Rose)
Amelanchier alnifolia Serviceberry White
Dasiphora fruticosa (Potentilla fruticosa) Shrubby Cinquefoil Yellow
Dryas octopetala Eight-petal Mountain Avens, Mountain Avens, Mountain Dryad White
Drymocallis convallaria (Potentilla convallaria, Drymocallis arguta ssp. convallaria) Creamy Cinquefoil White
Drymocallis fissa (Potentilla fissa) Leafy Cinquefoil Yellow
Fragaria vesca Woodland Stawberry White
Fragaria virginiana ssp. glauca Wild Stawberry, Mountain Strawberry White
Geum macrophyllum Large-leaf Avens, Bur Avens Yellow
Geum rivale Purple Avens, Water Avens Pink
Geum rossi Alpine Avens Yellow
Geum triflorum Prairie Smoke Pink
Potentilla hippiana Woolly Cinquefoil Yellow
Potentilla pensylvanica Prairie Cinquefoil Yellow
Potentilla pulcherrima Beautiful Cinquefoil Yellow
Potentilla rubricaulis Red-stemmed Cinquefoil, Rocky Mountain Cinquefoil Yellow
Potentilla subjuga Colorado Cinquefoil Yellow
Prunus virginiana var. demissa or melanocarpa Western Chokecherry or Black Chokecherry White
Purshia tridentata Antelope Bitterbrush, Buckbrush Yellow
Rosa woodsii ssp. ultramontana Wild Rose, Woods' Rose Pink
Rubus deliciosus Boulder Raspberry White
Rubus idaeus Wild Raspberry White
Rubus parviflorus Thimbleberry White
Sibbaldia procumbens Creeping Sibbaldia Yellow
Rubiaceae
(Madder)
Galium boreale Northern Bedstraw White

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Saliceae
(Willow)
Salix brachycarpa Barrenground Willow, Short-fruit Willow White
Salix nivalis
(Salix reticulata ssp. nivalis)
Snow Willow Red/Pink
Salix petrophila Alpine Willow, Rock Willow Red
Salix planifolia Plane-leaf Willow White
Saxifragaceae
(Saxifrage)
Mitella pentandra
(Pectiantia pentandra)
Five-stamen Miterwort, Green Miterwort Green
Mitella stauropetala Side-flowered Miterwort, Smallflower Miterwort, Starry Miterwort White
Heuchera parvifolia
(Heuchera parvifolia var. nivalis)
Snow Alumroot, Common Alumroot White
Lithophragma glabrum Woodland Star White
Micranthes odontoloma
(Saxifraga odontoloma)
Brook Saxifrage White
Micranthes oregana
(Saxifraga oregana)
Bog Saxifrage White
Micranthes rhomboidea
(Saxifraga rhomboidea)
Snowball Saxifrage, Diamondleaf Saxifrage White
Saxifraga bronchialis ssp. austromontana
(Saxifraga austromontana)
Dotted Saxifrage White
Saxifraga flagellaris Whiplash Saxifrage Yellow
Scrophulariaceae
(Figwort)
Verbascum thapsus Mullein Yellow
Solanaceae
(Nightshade)
Solanum rostratum Buffalo Bur Yellow

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FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Valerianaceae
(Valerian)
Valeriana acutiloba var. acutiloba Sharp-leaf Valerian White
Valeriana edulis var. edulis Edible Valerian, Tobacco Root White
Valeriana occidentalis Western Valerian White
Verbenaceae
(Verbena)
Phyla cuneifolia Wedgeleaf Fogfruit White
Violaceae
(Violet)
Viola adunca var. adunca Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet Blue
Viola adunca var. bellidifolia Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet Blue/
Viola canadensis var. scopulorum White Violet White
Viola nuttalii (Viola vallicola) Yellow Violet, Nuttall's Violet Yellow
Viola renifolia Kidney-leaf Violet, Northern White Violet White
Zygophyllaceae
(Caltrop)
Tribulus terrestris Puncture Vine, Goathead Yellow


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