Family


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A

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Adoxaceae
(Muskroot)
Sambucus racemosa var. 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 cernuum Nodding Onion Pink
Allium geyerii Geyer's Onion Pink
Apiaceae
(Parsley)
Angelica grayi Gray's Angelica 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
Pseudocymopterus montanus (Cymopterus lemmonii) Mountain Parsley, Alpine False Springparsley Yellow
Apocynaceae
(Dogbane)
Apocynum androsaemifolium Spreading Dogbane White/Pink
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
Asteraceae
(Sunflower)
Achillea millefolium Yarrow, Common Yarrow White/Pink
Agoseris aurantiaca 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
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
Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina Alpine Dustymaiden, Alpine Pincushion White
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus Douglas' Rabbitbrush, Green Rabbitbrush, Yellow Rabbitbrush Yellow
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
Dieteria bigelovii (Machaeranthera bigelovii) Bigelow's Tansy-aster, Tall Tansy-aster Purple
Dieteria canescens (Machaeranthera canescens) Hoary Tansy-aster Purple
Ericameria parryi var. parryi Parry's Rabbitbrush Yellow
Erigeron compositus Cutleaf Daisy, Fernleaf Fleabane White
Erigeron coulterii Coulter's Daisy, Whiteray Daisy White
Erigeron elatior Tall Fleabane, Daisy Lavender/Pink/White
Erigeron flagellaris Trailing Daisy, Trailing Fleabane White
Erigeron glacialis (Erigeron peregrinus) Subalpine Fleabane, Subalpine Daisy Purple
Erigeron melanocephalus Blackheaded Daisy, Blackhead Fleabane White
Erigeron grandiflorus (Erigeron simplex) Large-flower Daisy Blue
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
Gaillardia aristata Blanketflower Orange/Yellow
Grindelia squarrosa Curlycup Gumweed Yellow
Helianthella quinquenervis Five-nerve Sunflower, Dwarf Nodding Sunflower, Five-nerve Helianthella Yellow
Helianthus petiolaris Prairie Sunflower Yellow
Heliomeris multiflora Goldeneye, Showy 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 triste Woolly Hawkweed Yellow
Hymenoxys grandiflora (Tetraneuris grandiflora, Rydbergia grandiflora) Old-man-of-the-mountain, Alpine Sunflower Yellow
Hymenoxys hoopesii Orange Sneezeweed, Owls-claws Yellow
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy White
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 streptanthifolia Rocky Mountain Groundsel, Cleft-leaf Groundsel Yellow
Packera werneriifolia Hoary Groundsel, Alpine Rock Groundsel Yellow
Pyrrocoma crocea Curlyhead Goldenweed 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 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/white
Symphyotrichum foliaceum var. parryi (Aster foliaceus var. parryi) Parry's Aster Purple/white
Taraxacum officinale Dandelion Yellow
Tetraneuris acaulis var. caespitosa Stemless Four-nerve Daisy, Stemless Hymenoxys, Goldflower Yellow
Tragopogon dubius Salsify, Goatsbeard Yellow
Tripleurospermum inodorum (Matricaria perforata) Scentless Chamomile, False Chamomile, Scentless False Mayweed White

B

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 fendleri Sanddune Cryptantha, Fendler's Cryptantha White
Lithospermum ruderale Puccoon, Western Stoneseed Yellow
Mertensia alpina Alpine Bluebells Blue
Mertensia ciliata Mountain Bluebells, Tall Chiming Bells Blue
Mertensia franciscana Franciscan Bluebells, Mountain Bluebells Blue
Mertensia lanceolata Lanceleaf Bluebells, Narrowleaf Bluebells Blue
Phacelia denticulata Rocky Mountain Scorpionweed, Rocky Mountain Phacelia Blue
Phacelia sericea Silky Phacelia, Purple Fringe Blue
Brassicaceae
(Mustard)
Descurainia incana 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
Boechera holboellii (Arabis holboellii) Holboell's Rockcress White
Boechera stricta (Arabis drummondii) Drummond's Rockcress White/Pink
Cardamine cordifolia Heartleaf Bittercress 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

C

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Cactaceae
(Cactus)
Opuntia fragilis Brittle Pricklypear, Little 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 Twinflower, American Twinflower Pink
Lonicera involucrata Twinberry, Twinberry Honeysuckle Yellow
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius Roundleaf Snowberry Pink
Caryophyllaceae
(Pink)
Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum Alpine Chickweed, Alpine Mouse Ear White
Eremogone fendleri (Arenaria fendleri) Fendler's Sandwort White
Minuartia obtusiloba (Lidia obtusiloba) Alpine Sandwort White
Silene acaulis Moss Campion Pink
Silene drummondii ssp. striata Drummond's Campion, Drummond's Catchfly White
Silene menziesii Menzies' Catchfly White
Spergularia rubram 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 Pink
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

E-F

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Elaeagnaceae
(Oleaster)
Shepherdia canadensis Russet Buffaloberry, Canada Buffaloberry Green
Ericaceae
(Heath)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick, Bear Berry Pink/White
Kalmia microphylla Alpine Laurel Pink
Moneses uniflora Single Delight, Woodnymph White
Orthilia secunda One-sided Wintergreen, Sidebells Wintergreen Green/White
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/Pink
Vaccinium caespitosum Dwarf Blueberry Pink
Vaccinium myrtillus Mountain Blueberry Pink
Fabaceae
(Pea)
Astragalus agrestis Field Milkvetch, Purple Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus alpinus var. alpinus Alpine Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus hallii Hall's Milkvetch Purple
Astragalus shortianus Short's Milkvetch Purple
Lathyrus lanszwertii var. leucanthus Nevada Pea, White Peavine White/Pink
Lupinus argenteus Silvery Lupine, Silver-stem Lupine Blue
Lupinus caespitosus Dwarf Lupine Blue
Lupinus parviflorus Lodgepole Lupine Blue
Medicago sativa Wild Alfalfa Purple
Melilotus officinalis Yellow Sweetclover Yellow
Oxytropis sericea White Locoweed White
Oxytropis splendens Showy Locoweed Purple
Thermopsis 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 American Vetch Purple

G-I-J

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Gentianaceae
(Gentian)
Frasera speciosa Green Gentian, 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 ssp. acuta (and/or ssp. heterosepala) 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)
Geranium caespitosum Tufted Geranium Pink
Geranium richardsonii Richardon's Geranium, Wild Geranium White/Pink
Geranium viscosissimum Purple Sticky Geranium Pink/Purple
Grossulariaceae
(Gooseberry)
Ribes montigenum Red Prickly Currant, Gooseberry, Mountain Gooseberry Red
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

L

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
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

M-N

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
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 megarhiza Alpine Springbeauty White/Pink
Lewisia pygmaea Pygmy Bitterroot Pink
Montia chamissoi Water Miner's Lettuce White
Nyctaginaceae
(Four O'clock)
Mirabilis linearis Narrow-leaf Four O'clock Pink
Mirabilis oxybaphoides Spreading Four O'clock Pink
Tripterocalyx micranthus (Abronia micrantha) Smallflower Sand Verbena, Sandpuffs White

O

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 ciliatum ssp. ciliatum Fringed Willowherb Pink
Epilobium hornemannii Hornemann's Willowherb Pink
Gayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum Spreading Groundsmoke White
Oenothera coronopifolia Cut-leaf Evening Primrose, Crownleaf Evening Primrose White/Pink
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 romanzoffinia 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
Pedicularis bracteosa Bracted Lousewort Yellow
Pedicularis groenlandica Elephant Heads Pink
Pedicularis racemosa ssp.alba Parrot's Beak White
Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum Alpine Lousewort Pink

P

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Papaveraceae
(Poppy)
Corydalis aurea Golden Corydalis, Scrambled Eggs Yellow
Phrymaceae
(Lopseed)
Mimulus guttatus Yellow Monkeyflower Yellow
Plantaginaceae
(Plantain)
Besseya alpina (Synthris alpina) Alpine Kittentails Purple
Chionophila jamesii Rocky Mountain Snowlover White
Collinsia parviflora Blue-eyed Mary Blue
Linaria vulgaris Butter and Eggs, Yellow Toadflax Yellow
Penstemon barbatus var. torreyi Torrey's Penstemon, Beard-lip Penstemon Red
Penstemon hallii Hall's Beardtongue Purple
Penstemon harbourii Harbour's Beardtongue Purple
Penstemon procerus var.procerus Clustered Penstemon, Little Penstemon Purple/Blue
Penstemon strictus Rocky Mountain Penstemon Purple/Blue
Penstemon virgatus var. asa-grayi Upland Blue Beardtongue, Beardless Sidebells Penstemon Purple
Penstemon whippleanus Dusky Beardtongue, Whipple's Penstemon Purple
Penstemon whippleanus Dusky Beardtongue, Whipple's Penstemon White
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
Hordeum jubatum Foxtail Barley
Polemoniaceae
(Phlox)
Collomia linearis Tiny Trumpet, Narrow-leaf Collomia Pink
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 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 cernuum Nodding Buckwheat White/Pink
Eriogonum flavum Alpine Golden Buckwheat Yellow
Eriogonum jamesii James' Buckwheat White
Eriogonum umbellatum Sulfur-flower Buckwheat White/Yellow/Pink
Oxyria digyna Alpine Sorrel, Mountain Sorrel Red
Persicaria amphibia Water Knotweed, Water Smartweed Pink
Rumex densiflorus Alpine Dock Red/Pink
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 Parry's Primrose Pink
Primula pauciflora ssp. pauciflora (Dodecatheon pulchellum) Shooting Star, Dark-throat Shooting Star Pink

R

FAMILY SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME COLOR
Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup)
Aconitum columbianum ssp. columbianum Monk's Hood Purple
Actaea rubea Red Baneberry, Western Baneberry White
Anemone multifida Cutleaf Anemone, Red Windflower Pink
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
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 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
Delphinium barbeyi Subalpine Larkspur Purple
Delphinium nuttallianum Nuttall's Larkspur, Two-lobed Larkspur Purple/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 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, Virginia 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 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

S

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 Dotted Saxifrage White
Saxifraga flagellaris Whiplash Saxifrage Yellow
Scrophulariaceae
(Figwort)
Verbascum thapsus Mullein Yellow

V

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
Violaceae
(Violet)
Viola adunca var. adunca Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet Blue/Purple
Viola adunca var. bellidifolia Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet Blue/Purple
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


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