Plants by Family

Plants are grouped by their scientific names within family which are listed by common name. See Plant Families for a list of families by scientific name and Plant Family Changes for a list of recent reclassifications affecting flora on this website. See Family Characteristics for distinguishing features of the larger families. Click on the plant's common name to see its image and more details. You can use your browser's Back button to return to this page or follow links to other pages.

Zones are: P = Plains, F = Foothills, M = Montane, S = Subalpine and A = Alpine. See Life Zones for details.

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Scientific NameCommon NameColorZonesHabitat
Family: Amaranth (Amaranthaceae)
 
Amaranthus blitoidesProstrate PigweedgreenPFdisturbed areas
Amaranthus retroflexusRedroot Pigweedgreen yellowPFMdisturbed areas
Atriplex canescensFourwing Saltbushshrub yellowPFdry sandy areas
Atriplex confertifoliaShadscaleshrub yellowFMdry sandy areas
Atriplex heterosperma (A. micrantha)SaltbushgreenPmarshes, saline riverbanks
Chenopodium albumLamb's QuartersgreenPFMdisturbed soil
Chenopodium atrovirensGreen Goosefootgreen pinkPFMdisturbed soil
Chenopodium capitatumStrawberry Blitegreen redPFMdisturbed soil
Chenopodium fremontiiFremont's GoosefootgreenFMdisturbed soil
Chenopodium glaucum var. salinumOak-leaf GoosefootgreenPFmoist waste areas
Chenopodium graveolensFetid GoosefootgreenFMdry areas, openings
Chenopodium incanum var. elatumMealy GoosefootgreenPFdry sandy areas, roadsides
Chenopodium incanum var. incanumMealy GoosefootgreenPFdry sandy areas, roadsides
Chenopodium neomexicanumNew Mexico GoosefootgreenPFmoist soil, roadsides
Chenopodium pratericolaDesert Goosefootwhite greenPFsandy areas, floodplains
Chenopodium simplex Maple-leaved GoosefootgreenPFWoods, waste places, roadsides
Grayia spinosaSpiny Hopsageshrub pinkPFdry rocky sandy areas
Kochia scopariaKochiagreen brownPFdisturbed areas
Krascheninnikovia lanataWinterfatwhitePFdry, sunny, sandy areas
Neokochia americana  Green MollygreenPFdesert flats, washes, marshes
Salsola tragusRussian ThistlewhitePdry sandy areas
 
Family: Asparagus (Asparagaceae) 
 
Asparagus officinalisWild Asparagusyellow greenProadsides, fields, ditches
Maianthemum racemosumFalse Solomon's SealwhiteMSmoist woods 
Maianthemum stellatum Starry False Solomon's SealwhiteFMmoist meadows
Yucca baccataBanana YuccawhitePFdry meadows, slopes
Yucca baileyiNavajo YuccawhitePFdry woodlands, slopes
Yucca harrimaniaeSpanish BayonetwhitePFdry meadows, slopes
 
Family: Barberry (Berberidaceae) 
 
Berberis fendleriFendler Barberryyellow shrubPFMcanyons
Mahonia repensOregon Grapeyellow shrubFMrocky slopes
 
Family: Beech (Fagaceae) 
 
Quercus gambeliiGambel OaktreePFMdry slopes, roadsides
Quercus griseaGray OaktreePF  pinyon/juniper woodlands
Quercus undulata Wavyleaf OaktreePFMpinyon/juniper woodlands
 
Family: Bellflower (Campanulaceae) 
 
Campanula parryiParry Harebellblue purpleMSAmoist meadows
Campanula rotundifoliaMountain HarebellblueAdry, rocky meadows
Campanula unifloraAlpine HarebellblueArocky, grassy places
Lobelia cardinalisCardinal FlowerredFwet areas
 
Family: Bignonia (Bignoniaceae)
 
Chilopsis linearisDesert WillowpinkPFdry washes
 
Family: Birch (Betulaceae) 
 
Alnus incana tenufoliaMountain AldertreeFMSstream and lakesides
Betula glandulosaBog BirchshrubSAmoist areas
Betula occidentalisRocky Mountain BirchtreeFMSstreamsides
 
Family: Bladder Fern (Cystopteridaceae) 
 
Cystopteris fragilisFragile Ferngreen fern PFMSArock crevices
 
Family: Bladderwort (Lentihulariaceae) 
 
Utricularia vulgarisCommon BladderwortyellowMSwater
 
Family: Borage (Boraginaceae) 
 
Cryptantha cinerea var. jamesiiJames' Cryptantha whitePFdisturbed areas
Cryptantha crassisepalaThicksepal CryptanthawhitePFdry areas, roadsides
Cryptantha flavoculataRoughseed CryptanthawhitePFMdry meadows
Cryptantha fulvocanescens Tawny CryptanthawhitePFdry areas, waste ground
Cryptantha minimaLittle CryptanthawhitePFsandy areas, woodlands
Cryptantha pterocaryaWingnut CryptanthawhitePFpinyon-juniper woodlands
Cryptantha virgataMiner's CandlewhitePFMdry slopes, mesas, roadsides
Cynoglossum officinaleHoundstonguepurple redPFMdisturbed soil
Eritrichium nanum Alpine Forget-me-notblueSArocky slopes, tundra
Hackelia floribundaFalse Forget-me-notblueMSmeadows
Hydrophyllum capitatumBallhead Waterleafblue lavenderFMmoist woods
Hydrophyllum fendleriFendler WaterleafpinkFMmoist woods
Lappula occidentalis var. cupulataFlatspine Stickseedwhite blueFMdry meadows
Lappula occidentalis var. occidentalisFlatspine Stickseedwhite blueFMdry meadows, disturbed soil
Lappula squarrosaEuropean Stickseedwhite bluePFdisturbed areas, waste places
Lithospermum incisumFringed GromwellyellowPFM dry areas
Lithospermum multiflorumManyflowered PuccoonyellowMSdry woods, openings
Mertensia ciliataTall Chiming BellsblueMSwet soil
Mertensia franciscanaFranciscan BluebellsblueMSwet soil
Mertensia fusiformisDwarf Chiming BellsblueMSwet soil
Mertensia lanceolataLanceleaf Chiming BellsbluePFMdry meadows
Mertensia oblongifolia Oblongleaf Chiming BellsbluePFMdry slopes, sagebrush
Myosotis scorpioidesTrue Forget-me-notblueMSmoist meadows
Nama dichotomumWishbone Fiddleleafpink purplePFdisturbed areas
Nama hispidumBristly Namablue purple Fsandy areas
Oreocarya flavaYellow CryptanthayellowFdry sandy areas
Phacelia crenulataCleftleaf WildheliotropepurpleFcanyons, sandy, gravelly areas
Phacelia glandulosaGlandular PhaceliapurpleSAgravelly, rocky areas
Phacelia hastataSilverleaf Phaceliablue lavenderSAopen areas
Phacelia hastata var. alpinaWhiteleaf Phaceliablue purpleSAscree, rocky areas
Phacelia heterophyllaVarileaf PhaceliawhiteFMdisturbed soil
Phacelia integrifoliaGypsum Scorpionweedviolet  purpleFdry sandy areas
Phacelia sericeaPurple Fringeblue purpleSAgravel slopes
Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulusSleeping PopcornflowerwhiteFMmoist areas, pond edges
 
Family: Bracken (Dennstaedtiaceae) 
 
Pteridium aquilinumBracken Ferngreen fernMSopen woods
 
Family: Broomrape (Orobanchaceae) 
 
Castilleja angustifoliaDesert Paintbrushorange redPFgravelly areas
Castilleja integraOrange Paintbrushorange redPFgravelly areas
Castilleja linariifoliaWyoming PaintbrushredFMmeadows
Castilleja miniataScarlet PaintbrushredMmeadows, woods
Castilleja minorLesser Indian PaintbrushredPFwet areas, streamsides
Castilleja occidentalisWestern Yellow Paintbrushwhite greenSAslopes
Castilleja rhexiifoliaRosy PaintbrushpinkAmeadows
Castilleja sulphureaSulphur Paintbrushwhite greenPFMSmoist areas
Cordylanthus wrightiiBird's BeakpinkPFsandy areas, opening
Orobanche fasciculataBroomrapepink brownPFMsagebrush, open woods
Orobanche ludoviciana ssp. multifloraManyflower BroomrapepinkPFopen, sandy areas
Orobanche unifloraOne-flowered Broomrapewhite purplePFMdamp woods
Orthocarpus luteusOwl CloveryellowPFMmeadows, slopes
Pedicularis bracteosa Bracted LousewortyellowMSmoist areas
Pedicularis canadensis var. fluviatilisCanadian LousewortyellowPFMdry or rocky woodlands
Pedicularis groenlandicaElephant HeadspinkMSAwet soil
Pedicularis parryiParry's LousewortcreamSAmoist slopes
Pedicularis proceraTowering LousewortcreamMSmoist woods
Pedicularis racemosaSickletop LousewortwhiteMSdry forests
 
Family: Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) 
 
Ceanothus fendleriFendler's Buckbrushwhite shrubFMdry slopes
Ceanothus velutinusSnowbrushwhite shrubMsunny slopes
 
Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) 
 
Eriogonum alatumWinged BuckwheatyellowFMopenings
Eriogonum alpinumCreamy BuckwheatwhitePFMSAmeadows
Eriogonum annuumAnnual BuckwheatwhitePFdry sandy areas
Eriogonum bicolorPretty Buckwheatwhite pinkFdry rocky areas
Eriogonum cernuumNodding BuckwheatwhitePFsandy soils
Eriogonum coloradenseColorado Buckwheatpink whiteSAdry rocky slopes
Eriogonum corymbosum var. velutinumCrispleaf Buckwheatwhite shrubPFdry gravelly areas, hillsides
Eriogonum effusumSpreading BuckwheatwhitePFdry areas, hillsides
Eriogonum flavumAlpine Sulphur FloweryellowArocky areas and slope
Eriogonum jamesiiJames' BuckwheatwhitePFMdry open areas
Eriogonum leptophyllumSlenderleaf BuckwheatwhitePFsagebrush, pinyon-juniper
Eriogonum lonchophyllumSpearleaf BuckwheatwhiteFMopenings, roadsides
Eriogonum microthecumSlender BuckwheatwhiteFMopenings, roadsides
Eriogonum ovalifoliumCushion BuckwheatwhitePFdry rocky areas
Eriogonum polycladonSorrel BuckwheatpinkPFsandy washes, canyons
Eriogonum racemosumWild Buckwheat pinkFMSdry meadows
Eriogonum umbellatum var. aureumSulphur FloweryellowFMSdry meadows, slopes
Eriogonum umbellatum var. porteriPorter's Sulphur FloweryellowSAdry meadows, rocky slopes
Fallopia baldschuanicaRussian VinewhitePFfences, trees
Oxyria digynaAlpine SorrelredAscree
Persicaria amphibiaWater SmartweedpinkPFMwater
Persicaria lapathifoliaCurlytop KnotweedpinkPF moist waste areas, floodplains
Persicaria maculosaSpotted Lady's-thumbpinkPFmoist waste areas
Polygonum bistortoidesAmerican BistortwhiteMSAmoist meadows
Polygonum ramosissimumBushy Knotweedwhite pinkPFdisturbed areas
Polygonum viviparumAlpine BistortwhiteSAmeadows, tundra
Rheum rhaponticumWild RhubarbwhiteFMSold settlements
Rumex acetosellaSheep SorrelredPFMdisturbed soil
Rumex crispusCurly Dockbrown greenPFMmeadows
Rumex densiflorusDense-flowered DockgreenMSAmoist meadows
Rumex occidentalisWestern DockgreenPFwet areas, riverbanks
Rumex paucifoliusMountain SorrelredAmeadows
Rumex pulcherFiddle Dockgreen redPFmoist waste areas
Rumex salicifoliusWillow-leaved DockgreenPFMmoist areas, roadsides
 
Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
 
Aconitum columbianumMonkshoodpurple MSmoist meadows
Aconitum columbianum ochroleucumWhite MonkshoodwhiteMSmoist meadows
Actaea rubraBaneberrywhite shrubMSmoist shaded woods
Anemone multifidaPacific AnemonewhitePFMrocky soil, trail sides
Anemone multifida var. globosaRed AnemoneredMSAmeadows, rocky places
Anemone narcissifloraAlpine AnemonewhiteAmoist meadows
Aquilegia coeruleaColorado ColumbineblueFMSAmeadows, woods, scree
Aquilegia coerulea x elegantulaColumbine Hybridpink blueMSrocky slopes
Aquilegia elegantulaRed ColumbineredFMSAmoist forest edges
Caltha leptoseptalaMarsh MarigoldwhiteSAwet soil
Clematis columbianaRock ClematisblueFMwoodlands
Clematis hirsutissima var. hirsutissimaSugar Bowlsblue purpleFdry slopes
Clematis hirsutissima var. scottiiScott's Clematispurple FMmeadows, thickets
Clematis ligusticifoliaWestern White Clematiswhite shrubPFstream sides, woods
Delphinium barbeyiSubalpine Larkspurblue purpleSmoist meadows
Delphinium nelsoniiLarkspurblue purple FMslopes
Pulsatilla patensPasque Flowerblue lavenderFMSAmeadows, rocky slopes
Ranunculus acriformisSharpleaf ButtercupyellowMSmoist meadows
Ranunculus adoneusSnow ButtercupyellowSAtalus, meadows
Ranunculus alismifoliusPlantain Leafed ButtercupyellowSAwet meadows
Ranunculus aquatilisWater CrowfootwhiteFMSwater
Ranunculus cardiophyllusHeart-leaved ButtercupyellowMSmoist meadows
Ranunculus cymbalariaAlkali ButtercupyellowPFwet areas, bogs, streamsides
Ranunculus eschscholtziiSubalpine ButtercupyellowSAmoist areas, snowmelt
Ranunculus glaberrimusSagebrush ButtercupyellowPFsagebrush
Ranunculus inamoenusGraceful ButtercupyellowSAmoist areas
Ranunculus macauleyiMacauley's ButtercupyellowSAmoist meadows
Ranunculus macouniiMacoun's ButtercupyellowFMSmoist woods
Ranunculus ranunculinusTadpole ButtercupyellowMSrocky slopes,sagebrush
Ranunculus repensCreeping ButtercupyellowMSmoist areas
Thalictrum fendleriMeadowrueyellow greenFMmoist woods
Trollius laxusGlobeflowerwhiteSAwet soil
 
Family: Cactus (Cactaceae) 
 
Cylindropuntia imbricataChollared purplePFdry, sunny slopes
Echinocereus fendleriPinkflower Hedgehog CactuspinkPFdry areas, rocky slopes
Echinocereus triglochidiatusClaret Cup CactusredPFdry openings, slopes
Echinocereus viridiflorusGreen Pitayayellow greenPFdry areas, grassy hillsides
Escobaria viviparaSpinystarpinkPFMdry areas, rocky slopes
Opuntia macrorhizaBigroot Prickly PearyellowPdry areas, rocky slopes
Opuntia phaeacanthaDesert Prickly PearyellowPFdry meadows, slopes
Opuntia polycanthaPlains Prickly PearyellowPFdry meadows, slopes
Opuntia polycantha var. erinaceaGrizzlybear Prickly PearyellowPFdry woodlands
Pediocactus simpsoniiMountain Ball Cactuspink yellowFMdry meadows
 
Family: Caltrop (Zygophyllaceae) 
 
Tribulus terrestrisPuncture VineyellowPsandy areas, roadsides
 
Family: Cattail (Typhaceae) 
 
Typha angustifoliaNarrowleaved CattailbrownPFMponds, marshes, ditches
Typha latifoliaCommon CattailbrownPFponds, marshes, ditches
 
Family: Cleome (Cleomaceae) 
 
Peritoma luteaYellow BeeplantyellowFMwoodlands, openings
Peritoma serrulataRocky Mountain BeeplantpinkPFMroadsides, disturbed areas
Polanisia trachyspermaClammyweedwhite creamPFroadsides, disturbed areas
 
Family: Cypress (Cupressaceae) 
 
Juniperus communisCommon JunipershrubFMSdry forests, open slopes
Juniperus deppeanaAlligator JunipertreeFMdry, rocky slopes
Juniperus monospermaOne-seed JunipertreePFdry areas
Juniperus osteospermaUtah JunipershrubPFMdry, rocky slopes
Juniperus scopulorumRocky Mountain JunipershrubFMdry forests
 
Family: Dogbane (Apocynaceae) 
 
Apocynum androsaemifoliumSpreading DogbanepinkFMSgravelly slopes, roadsides
Apocynum cannabinumIndian HempwhitePFditches, roadsides
Asclepias asperula Antelope HornsgreenPFdry sandy areas
Asclepias engelmannianaEngelmann's Milkweedgreen Pdry sandy areas
Asclepias nummularia Tufted MilkweedpinkFdry sandy areas
Asclepias pumilaDwarf MilkweedwhitePFslopes and meadows
Asclepias speciosaShowy MilkweedpinkPFMdisturbed soil, roadsides
Asclepias subverticillata Poison MilkweedwhitePFdisturbed soil, roadsides
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly WeedorangePFdry open areas, canyons
Vinca minorPeriwinkleblue PFshady areas, woods
 
Family: Dogwood (Cornaceae) 
 
Swida sericeaRed-Osier Dogwoodwhite shrubFMmoist soil
 
Family: Elderberry (Adoxaceae) 
 
Sambucus nigra canadensisBlack Elderberrywhite shrubMforest openings
Sambucus racemosaRed-berried Elderwhite shrubMSAslopes
Viburnum opulusSnowball Treewhite treePFwood edges, stream banks
 
Family: Elm (Ulmaceae) 
 
Ulmus pumilaSiberian ElmtreePFditches, stream sides, roadsides
 
Family: Evening Primrose (Onagraceae) 
 
Calylophus hartwegiiSundropsyellowPFdry rocky slopes
Chamerion angustifoliumFireweedpinkMSwoods,  roadsides
Chamerion latifoliumRiver BeautypinkAmoist soil
Epilobium anagallidifoliumAlpine WillowherbpinkMSAwet soil
Epilobium ciliatumFringed WillowherbpinkMSAmoist areas
Epilobium hornemanniiHornemann's WillowherbpinkMSmeadows, stream sides
Epilobium lactiflorumMilkflower Willowherbpink whiteMSmoist areas
Gayophytum diffusum parviflorumBaby's BreathpinkMSgravel hillsides
Oenothera albicaulisPrairie Evening PrimrosewhitePFdry areas, roadsides
Oenothera caespitosaWhite Stemless Evening PrimrosewhitePFMSdry slopes, disturbed areas
Oenothera coloradensisNew Mexico BeeblossomwhitePFdry area close to river
Oenothera coronopifoliaCrownleaf Evening PrimrosewhiteFMdry slopes, disturbed areas
Oenothera curtifloraVelvetweedpink PFdry areas, roadsides
Oenothera elataTall Yellow Evening PrimroseyellowPFdry areas, roadsides
Oenothera flavaYellow Evening PrimroseyellowFMdry areas, roadsides
Oenothera longissimaLongstem Evening PrimroseyellowPFmoist areas, ditches
Oenothera neomexicanaNew Mexico Evening PrimrosewhitePFdry areas, open woods
Oenothera suffrutescensScarlet Gaurapink redPFMdry areas, roadsides
 
Family: False Hellebore (Melanthiaceae)
 
Veratrum californicumCorn Husk LilywhiteMSAmoist areas
Zigadenus elegansDeath CamuswhiteFMSAslopes, open woods
Zigadenus venenosumMeadow Death CamuswhiteFMdry meadows, open woods
 
Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
 
Scrophularia lanceolataBunny-in-the-grassbrown, red FMdisturbed soil 
Verbascum thapsusMulleinyellowFMwoods, slopes
 
Family: Flax (Linaceae) 
 
Linum aristatumBristle FlaxyellowPFdry sandy areas
Linum lewisiiBlue FlaxbluePFMdry meadows
Linum puberulumPlains FlaxyellowPFdry open areas
 
Family: Four O'Clock (Nyctaginaceae) 
 
Abronia fragransSnowball Sand VerbenawhitePFdry, sandy areas
Mirabilis linearisNarrowleaf Four O'ClockpinkFroadsides, dry slopes
Mirabilis multifloraShowy Four O'Clockpink purplePFMsandy areas, pinyon woods
Mirabilis oxybaphoidesTrailing Four o'ClockpinkPFwaste places, open woods
Tripterocalyx wootonii Wooton's Sand PuffspinkPFsandy soil
 
Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae) 
 
Frasera speciosaMonument Plantwhite greenFMSmeadows
Gentiana affinisExplorer's Gentianblue purpleFMmoist meadows
Gentiana algidaArctic GentianwhiteSAmoist meadows
Gentiana bigelovii Pleated Gentianblue purpleFMmoist meadows. woods
Gentiana detonsa detonsaWindmill Fringed Gentianblue purpleMS wet meadows
Gentiana parryiParry Gentianblue purpleMSAmoist meadows
Gentiana prostrataMoss Gentianblue purpleAmeadows
Gentianella amarellaRose GentianpinkMSAmoist forest
Gentianopsis barbellataTwisted Gentianblue purpleSAslopes and meadows
Gentianopsis thermalisFringed GentianblueMSAwet soil
Swertia perennisStar Gentianblue purpleMSAwet soil
Zeltnera arizonicaArizona CentaurypinkPFmoist, shady areas
 
Family: Geranium (Geraniaceae) 
 
Erodium cicutarium FilareepinkPFMdisturbed soil
Geranium caespitosum James' Geraniumpink purpleFMSdry slopes, meadows
Geranium richardsoniiRichardson's Geraniumwhite pinkFMopen woods
Geranium viscosissimumSticky GeraniumpinkFMDry slopes, open meadows
 
Family: Gooseberry (Grossulariaceae) 
 
Ribes aureumGolden Currantyellow shrubPFopen woods
Ribes cereumWax Currantpink shrubFMdry slopes
Ribes inermeWild Gooseberrywhite shrubFMmoist, shady areas
Ribes montigenumRed Prickly Currantpink shrubSrocky slopes
Ribes wolfiiWolf's Currantwhite shrubFMmoist woods
 
Family: Gourd (Cucurbitaceae) 
 
Apodanthera undulataMelon LocoyellowPFdry sand and gravel
Cucurbita foetidissimaBuffalo GourdyellowPFdry, sandy soil
 
Family: Grape (Vitaceae) 
 
Parthenocissus vitacea (P. inserta)Thicket Creepergreen vinePFrocky slopes, trees/fences
Vitis arizonicaCanyon GrapegreenPFcanyons, riverbanks
 
Family: Grass (Poaceae) 
 
Achnatherum hymenoidesIndian RicegrasswhitePFMdry areas
Aegilops cylindricaJointed GoatgrassgreenPFgrasslands, roadsides, pastures
Agropyron desertorumDesert WheatgrassgreenPFMdry disturbed areas
Andropogon halliiSand BluestemgreenPF sandy soil
Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestemred PFroadsides, prairies
Aristida arizonicaArizona Three-AwngreenPFdry, pinyon-juniper woodlands
Aristida purpurea var. longisetaRed Three-AwnredPFdry disturbed soil
Blepharoneuron tricholepisPine DropseedleadFMSopen areas, conifer forests
Bothriochloa barbinodisCane BluestemgreenPFroadsides, waste areas
Bothriochloa laguroidesSilver BluestemgreenPFroadsides, waste areas
Bouteloua barbataSixweeks GramagreenPdry, sandy areas, roadsides
Bouteloua curtipendulaSide-oats GramapurplePFMdry open areas
Bouteloua eriopodaBlack GramabrownPFdry open areas
Bouteloua gracilisBlue GramabrownPFdry open areas
Bouteloua hirsutaHairy GramabrownPFdry open areas
Bromus catharticusRescue GrassgreenPFwaste area, roadsides
Bromus frondosusWeeping BromegreenFMrocky slopes, open woods
Bromus inermisSmooth Bromegreen, pale brownFMSmoist to dry open sites
Bromus secalinusRye Bromegreen PFmeadows, waste areas
Bromus tectorumDowny Bromepurple greenPFMdry fields, waste areas
Buchloe dactyloidesBuffalo GrassgreenPFdry fields, prairies, lawns
Calamagrostis canadensisBluejointgreen tan PFMSwet areas
Cenchrus longispinusSandburyellowPFsandy waste areas, disturbed soil
Chloris verticillataWindmill Grassred purplePFdisturbed areas
Chloris virgataFeather Fingergrassgreen tanPFdisturbed areas
Dactylis glomerataOrchard GrassgreenPFMSdisturbed areas
Danthonia intermediaTimber OatgrasstanMSAmeadows, talus
Distichlis spicataSaltgrassgreen tanPFsaline soils
Echinochloa crus-galliBarnyard Grasspurple greenPFdisturbed areas
Echinochloa muricata var. microstachyaRough Barnyard Grasspurple greenPFdisturbed areas
Elymus canadensisCanada Wild RyegreenPFdry disturbed areas
Elymus elongatusTall WheatgrassgreenPFMdisturbed areas
Elymus longifolius SquirreltailgreenPFMSrocky areas, waste areas
Elymus repensQuackgrassgreenPFMwaste areas, fields
Elymus scribneriSpreading Wheatgrasspurple greenSArocky slopes
Elymus smithiiWestern WheatgrassgreenPFMdisturbed areas
Elymus trachycaulusSlender WheatgrassgreenPFMSAdry open areas
Eragrostis cilianensis Stinking LovegrassgreenPFwaste areas, sidewalks
Festuca arundinaceaTall FescuegreenPFmoist grasslands, riverbanks
Festuca brachyphylla ssp. ColoradensisColorado Fescuepurple greenA rocky slopes
Festuca thurberiThurber's FescuegreenMSAopen forest, meadows
Hesperostipa comataNeedle-and-Thread GrassgreenPFopen mesas, dry pastures
Hordeum jubatumFoxtail Barleypurple greenPFMSroadsides, meadows
Hordeum vulgareBarleygreenPFMdisturbed areas, pastures
Koeleria macranthaJunegrassgreenPFMSdry open areas
Muhlenbergia asperifoliaScratchgrasspurplePFdry open areas
Muhlenbergia montanaMountain MuhlygreenPFMSdry open areas
Muhlenbergia thurberiThurber's MuhlygreenPFmoist soil near canyon cliffs
Muhlenbergia torreyiRing MuhlypurplePFdry open areas
Munroa squarrosaFalse Buffalo GrassgreenPFdry open disturbed soil
Panicum capillareWitchgrassgreenPFdisturbed soil
Paspalum dilatatumDallisgrassgreenPFmoist areas
Phalaris arundinaceaReed Canary Grassgreen purplePFMSopen wet and moist areas
Phleum alpinumAlpine Timothygreen purpleSAwet meadows, lake shores
Phleum pratenseTimothygreenPFMSmoist disturbed soil
Pleuraphis jamesiiGalletapurple, tanPFdry mesas, woodlands
Poa arcticaArctic BluegrasspurpleMSArocky slopes, tundra
Poa fendlerianaMuttongrassgreenMmoist slopes, woodlands
Poa pratensisKentucky BluegrassgreenPFMSopen disturbed areas
Polypogon monspeliensisAnnual Rabbitsfoot GrassgreenPFstreamsides, ditches
Puccinellia nuttallianaNuttall's AlkaligrassgreenPFMmoist/wet areas
Schizachyrium scopariumLittle BluestemgreenPFroadsides, prairies
Setaria pumilaYellow FoxtailgreenPFfields, disturbed soil
Setaria viridisGreen BristlegrassyellowishPFfields, disturbed soil
Sorghastrum nutansIndiangrassgreen tanPFopen areas, flood plains
Sorghum bicolorGrain Sorghumgreen redPFopen disturbed soil
Sporobolus contractusSpike DropseedgreenPFsandy, open areas, woodlands
Sporobolus cryptandrusSand Dropseedpurple redFMopen areas, roadsides
Trisetum spicatumSpike TrisetumpurpleMSAgravelly slopes
 
Family: Greasewood (Sarcobataceae)
 
Sarcobatus vermiculatusGreasewoodgreenPF dry saline or alkaline areas
 
Family: Heather (Ericaceae) 
 
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiKinnikinnickpink shrubFMopen woods
Moneses unifloraWood NymphwhiteMSwoods
Monotropa hypopithysPinesapred yellowFMSconifer woods
Pterospora andromedeaPinedropsred FMconifer forests
Pyrola asarifoliaBog WintergreenpinkMSmoist woods
Pyrola chloranthaGreen Pyrolagreen whiteMSmoist forests
Pyrola minorLesser Wintergreenwhite pinkMSboggy areas in forests
Pyrola secundaOne-sided WintergreengreenFMSmoist shady areas
Vaccinium cespitosumDwarf BlueberrypinkSAdry meadows
Vaccinium myrtillusMountain Blueberrypink shrubMSAopen forests
     
Family: Hemp (Cannabaceae)    
 
Humulus lupulus Wild Hopsgreen PF open woods, gardens
     
Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae) 
 
Linnaea borealisTwinflowerpinkMSmoist conifer forests
Lonicera involucrataTwinberryyellow shrubFMmoist
Lonicera tatarica Tatarian Honeysucklepink shrubPFedges of woods
Symphoricarpos oreophilusSnowberrypink shrubFMSrocky slopes
 
Family: Horsetail (Equisetaceae) 
 
Equisetum arvenseCommon HorsetailgreenPFMSwet places
Equisetum hyemaleCommon Scouring RushgreenPFMmoist areas
Equisetum laevigatumSmooth Scouring RushgreenFMSmoist areas
 
Family: Hydrangea (Hydrangeaceae) 
 
Fendlera rupicolaFendlerbushwhite shrubFMdry rocky slopes
Jamesia americanaCliffbushwhite shrubMmoist, sunny canyons
Philadelphus microphyllusMock Orangewhite shrubPFrocky areas, canyons
 
Family: Iris (Iridaceae) 
 
Iris missouriensisRocky Mountain IrisblueFMSmoist meadows
Sisyrinchium montanumBlue-eyed GrassblueFMSmoist meadows
 
Family: Jointfir (Ephedraceae) 
 
Ephedra torreyana var. torreyanaTorrey's JointfirgreenPFdry areas, canyons, hillsides
Ephedra viridisMormon TeagreenPFMrocky areas, canyons
 
Family: Lily (Liliaceae) 
 
Calochortus gunnisoniiGunnison's Mariposa LilywhiteFMSAmeadows, slopes
Calochortus nuttalliiNuttall's Mariposa LilywhitePFdry meadows, woodlands
Erythonium grandiflorumGlacier LilyyellowSAmoist meadows
LLoydia serotinaAlp LilywhiteAmeadows, rock crevices
Streptopus amplexifoliusTwisted Stalkwhite greenFMSmoist woods
 
Family: Lopseed (Phrymaceae)
 
Mimulus guttatusYellow Monkey FloweryellowFMwet soil
 

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