COLORADO WESTERN TIER WILDFLOWERS

 Jim Fuchs

Plant Spreadsheet

Yellow     Red     White     Greenish     Blue-Purple

If you prefer, organized by  Name or Plant Feature


Plant Features

Just a few things that caught my eye and might catch yours. The items below are not inclusive.

UFO's are here.

Flowers

flower

Mirabilis - weird bract

Helianthella - weird flower

Silene - inflated calyx

Aliciella - trifid corolla lobes

Height

two meters

Thelypodium - two meters tall

Conyza

Conyza two meters tall

Leaves

Lepidium

Lepidium - clasping

Machaeranthera

Machaeranthera - spiney edge

Mentzelia

Mentzelia - shiny

Stenotus

Stenotus - last years leaves are often visible

Thelypodiopsis

Thelypodiopsis - clasping

Disease

Yellow bumpy leaves from disease.

Lomatium

Long and skinny

Parasitic

Orobanche

Orobanche - parasitic

Orobanche

Orobanche - parasitic

Seed Stuff

flower

Arctium -velcro seedhead

Eriogonum inflatum

Cynoglossum - velcro seed

Species

Xanthium - velcro seedhead

Species

Lappula - velcro seedhead

Stem

flower

Caulanthus - inflated Stem

Eriogonum inflatum

Eriogonum - inflated Stem

Blazingstar

Mentzelia - velcro Stem

no pseudoscape

Lomatium - no pseudoscape; could also be Cympopterus, or other

Cymopterus

Cymopterus - pseudoscape

Wet Feet

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Helianthus

Mimulus

Mimulus - wet; springs

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Veronica - wet

Trollius

Trollius - moist to wet

Sidalcea

Sidalcea - moist to wet

Mentha

Mentha arvensis

Species

Mertensia arizonica

Woody Shrubs or Trees

Acer

Acer

Amelanchier

Amelanchier

Arctostaphylos

Arctostaphylos

Artemisia

Artemisia

Atriplex

Atriplex

Brickellia

Brickellia (many leaf shapes)

Ceanothus

Ceanothus

Cercocarpus

Cercocarpus

Ericameria

Ericameria

Ericameria

Ericameria

Species

Fendlera

Grayia

Grayia

Artemisa

Krascheninnikovia

Purshia

Purshia

Ribes

Ribes - red or white flowers; spines or none

Symphoricarpos

Symphoricarpos

Species

Tetradymia

Species

Tetradymia

poison ivy

Toxicodendron