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Alfalfa: Black Medic, Black Hay, Hop Clover, Hop Medic, Yellow Trefoil

Medicago lupulina
(Introduced)
Arrowhead: Common Arrowhead, Arrowleaf, Burhead, Wapato, Duck-potato, Broadleaf Arrowhead

Sagittaria latifolia*
(Native)
Balsamroot: Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Balsamorhiza sagittata*
(Native)
Barberry: Creeping Oregon Grape, Creeping Barberry

Mahonia repens*
(Native)
Beardtongue: Hot-rock Penstemon, Scabland penstemon, Hot-rock Beardtongue

Penstemon deustus*
(Native)
Beggarticks: Shepherd's Needles ,Spanish Needles, Romerillo, Common Beggar's-tick, Hairy Beggarticks, Cobbler's Pegs

Bidens pilosa*
(Native)
Bittercress: Hairy Bittercress, Hoary Bittercress

Cardamine hirsuta*
(Introduced)
Blackberry: Thimbleberry, Western Thimbleberry, Salmonberry, Mountain Sorrel, White Flowering Raspberry, Western Thimble Raspberry

Rubus parviflorus*
(Native)
Blanketflower: Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel

Gaillardia pulchella*
(Native)
Blue Eyed Mary: Blue-eyed Mary, Maiden Blue Eyed Mary, Smallflower Blue Eyed Mary

Collinsia parviflora*
(Native)
Broomrape: One-flowered Broomrape ; One-flowered Cancer Root, Ghostpipe, Naked Broomrape

Orobanche uniflora*
(Native)
Bugbane: Tassel Rue, False Bugbane, Carolina Bugbane

Trautvetteria caroliniensis*
(Native)
Burnet: Small Burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet

Sanguisorba minor*
(Introduced)
Buttercup: Bulbous Buttercup

Ranunculus bulbosus
(Introduced)
Buttonbush: Buttonbush, Common Buttonbush, Button Ball, Riverbush, Honey-bells, Button Willow

Cephalanthus occidentalis*
(Native)
Buttonweed: Rough Buttonweed, Poor Joe

Diodia teres
(Native)
California Poppy: California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica*
(Native)
Camas: Small Camas, Quamash

Camassia quamash*
(Native)
Cat's Ear: Hairy Cat's Ear, False Dandelion

Hypochaeris radicata*
(Introduced)
Chicory: Chicory

Cichorium intybus
(Introduced)
Cinquefoil: Sulfur Cinquefoil, Roughfruit Cinquefoil

Potentilla recta*
(Introduced)
Clover: White Clover

Trifolium repens
(Introduced)
Clover: Red Clover, Cowgrass

Trifolium pratense
(Introduced)
Clover: Crimson Clover, Italian Clover

Trifolium incarnatum
(Introduced)
Clover: Low-Hop Clover, Field Clover, Large Hop Clover, Hop Trefoil

Trifolium campestre*
(Introduced)
Coneflower: Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta*
(Native)
Daisy: Oxeye Daisy

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
(Introduced)
Dandelion: Dandelion

Taraxacum officinal
(Introduced)
Deadnettle: Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle

Lamium amplexicaule
(Introduced)
Deadnettle: Purple Deadnettle, Red Deadnettle, Purple Archangel

Lamium purpureum*
(Introduced)
Death Camas: Foothill Death Camas, Foothills Deathcamas, Panicled Death Camas, Sand-corn

Toxicoscordion paniculatum*
(Native)
Dogwood: Red-osier Dogwood, Western Dogwood, American Dogwood

Cornus sericea*
(Native)
Elderberry: Common Elderberry, American Elderberry, American Black Elderberry

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis*
(Native)
Elderberry: Western Blue Elder, Blue Elderberry

Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea*
(Native)
Evening Primrose: Pink Ladies, Showy Evening Primrose, Pink Primrose

Oenothera speciosa
(Native)
Evening Primrose: Common Evening Primrose, Evening Star, Sun Drop

Oenothera biennis*
(Native)
Eyelashweed: Rough Eyelashweed, Blepharipappus, Rough Blepharipappus

Blepharipappus scaber*
(Native)
Fairy Slipper: Calypso Orchid, Fairy Slipper, Venus Slipper, Angel Slipper

Calypso bulbosa*
(Native)
False Indigo: Indigobush, False Indigo Bush, Desert False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush

Amorpha fruticosa*
(Native)
False-buckwheat: Japanese Knotweed, Crimson Beauty, Mexican bamboo, Japanese Fleece Flower, Reynoutria

Fallopia japonica*
(Introduced)
Fawnlily: Yellow Avalanche Lily, Glacier Lily

Erythronium grandiflorum
(Native)
Fiddleneck: Common Fiddleneck, Menzie's Fiddleneck, Rancher's Fiddleneck

Amsinckia menziesii*
(Native)
Fireweed: Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow Herb, Rosebay Willow Herb, Blooming Sally

Chamerion angustifolium*
(Native)
Flatsedge: False Nutsedge, Strawcolored Flatsedge, Strawcolor Nutgrass

Cyperus strigosus*
(Native)
Fleabane: Eastern daisy fleabane

Erigeron annuus*
(Native)
Fleabane: Philadelphia Fleabane

Erigeron philadelphicus*
(Native)
Fleabane: Prairie Fleabane, Lesser Daisy Fleabane

Erigeron strigosus*
(Native)
Fleabane: Scabland Fleabane, Bloomer's Daisy, Bloomer's Fleabane

Erigeron bloomeri*
(Native)
Fogfruit: Fogfruit, Lanceleaf Fogfruit, Northern Fogfruit

Phyla lanceolata*
(Native)
Fritillaria: Yellowbells, Yellow Fritillary, Yellow Missionbells, Gold Bell

Fritillaria pudica*
(Native)
Geranium: Sticky Purple Geranium

Geranium viscosissimum*
(Native)
Geranium: Cutleaf Geranium, Cut-leaved Cranesbill

Geranium dissectum*
(Introduced)
Geranium: Carolina Geranium, Carolina Cranesbill

Geranium carolinianum*
(Native)
Goatsbeard: Yellow Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant

Tragopogon dubius*
(Introduced)
Goatsbeard: Goatsbeard, Eastern Goatsbeard, Brideís Feathers

Aruncus dioicus*
(Native)
Goldenaster - False: Camphorweed, Camphor Weed, False Goldenaster

Heterotheca subaxillaris*
(Native)
Goldenrod: Tall Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod

Solidago altissima*
(Native)
Hawksbeard: Limestone Hawksbeard, Smallflower Hawksbeard

Crepis intermedia*
(Native)
Hawkweed: Orange Hawkweed, Devilís Paintbrush

Hieracium aurantiacum*
(Introduced)
Hedge Parsley: Spreading Hedge Parsley, Field Hedge Parsley, Common Hedge Parsley

Torilis arvensis*
(Introduced)
Honeysuckle: Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica*
(Introduced)
Horsetail: Smooth Horsetail, Smooth Scouring Rush

Equisetum laevigatum
(Native)
Hound's tongue: Houndstongue, Hound's Tongue, Gypsyflower

Cynoglossum officinale*
(Introduced)
Indian Pipe: Indian Pipe, Ghost Flower, Ghost Plant

Monotropa uniflora*
(Native)
Indian Strawberry: Indian Strawberry, India Mockstrawberry

Duchesnea indica*
(Introduced)
Ipomopsis: Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet Skyrocket, Scarlet Trumpet, Skunk Flower

Ipomopsis aggregata*
(Native)
Iris: Yellow Flag Iris, Paleyellow Iris, Yellow Iris, Water Flag

Iris pseudacorus*
(Introduced)
Jacob's Ladder: Showy Jacobís Ladder, Jacobís Ladder, Skunky Polemonium, Skunkleaf Polemonium

Polemonium pulcherrimum*
(Native)
Jimsonweed: Jimsonweed, Jamestown Weed, Mad Apple, Moon Flower, Stinkwort, Thorn Apple, Devil's Trumpet

Datura stramonium*
(Introduced)
Kittentails: Tailed Kittentails, Mountain Kittentails, Mountain Kittentoes

Synthyris missurica*
(Native)
Knapweed: Bachelorís Button, Bluebottle, Cornflower, Garden Cornflower

Centaurea cyanus*
(Introduced)
Leather Flower: Sweet Autumn Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virginsbower, Leatherleaf Clematis, Yam-leaved Clematis

Clematis terniflora*
(Introduced)
Leather Flower: Western Clematis, Western White Clematis, Western Virgin's Bower, Creek Clematis, Old Man's Beard, Pepper Vine

Clematis ligusticifolia*
(Native)
Lettuce: Wild Lettuce, Canada Lettuce

Lactuca canadensis*
(Native)
Lettuce: Prickly Lettuce, China Lettuce

Lactuca serriola*
(Introduced)
Lobelia: Cardinal Flower, Scarlet Lobelia

Lobelia cardinalis*
(Native)
Lopseed: Lopseed, American Lopseed

Phryma leptostachya*
(Native)
Lotus: American Lotus, Water Lotus, Water Chinquapin, Yellow Lotus

Nelumbo lutea*
(Native)
Mariposa Lily: Bruneau Mariposa Lily, Pinyon Mariposa

Calochortus bruneaunis*
(Native)
Mayflower: False Solomon's Seal, Feathery False Lily of the Valley, Solomon's Plume

Maianthemum racemosum*
(Native)
Mayflower: Starry False Solomonís Seal, Starry False Lily of the Valley, Starflower False Solomon's Seal Star-flowered Solomonís Plume

Maianthemum stellatum*
(Native)
Mayweed: Mayweed, Stinking Chamomile, Dog Fennel

Anthemis cotula
(Introduced)
Mayweed: Pineapple Weed, Wild Chamomile, Rayless Chamomile, Disc Mayweed

Matricaria discoidea*
(Introduced)
Mazus: Japanese Mazus

Mazus pumilus*
(Introduced)
Meadow-rue: Western Meadow-rue, Western Meadowrue, Meadow Rue

Thalictrum occidentale
(Native)
Milkweed: Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa*
(Native)
Mimosa: Silk Tree, Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin
(Introduced)
Mock Orange: Lewisí Mock Orange, Indian Arrowhead, Syringa

Philadelphus lewisii
(Native)
Monkeyflower: Yellow Monkeyflower, Common Monkeyflower, Seep Monkeyflower

Mimulus guttatus
(Native)
Monkeyflower: Dwarf Purple Mimulus, Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower

Mimulus nanus*
(Native)
Morning Glory: Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed

Calystegia sepium*
(Native)
Morning Glory: Small White Morning Glory, Whitestar, Pitted Morningglory

Ipomoea lacunosa*
(Native)
Mullein: Common Mullein, Great Mullein

Verbascum thapsus*
(Introduced)
Mullein: Moth Mullein

Verbascum blattaria
(Introduced)
Nightshade: Carolina Horse Nettle, Bull Nettle, Devil's Tomato

Solanum carolinense
(Native)
Nightshade: Climbing Nightshade, BIttersweet Nightshade, Woody Nightshade, European Bittersweet, Fellenwort, Blue Nightshade

Solanum dulcamara*
(Introduced)
Onion: Tapertip Onion, Hookerís Onion

Allium acuminatum*
(Native)
Pea: Perennial Pea, Sweet Pea, Everlasting Pea

Lathyrus latifolius
(Introduced)
Pearly Everlasting: Pearly Everlasting, Western Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea*
(Native)
Peony: Western Peony

Paeonia brownii*
(Native)
Periwinkle: Bigleaf Periwinkle, Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major
(Introduced)
Phacelia: Silverleaf Phacelia, Timberline Phacelia, Mountain Phacelia

Phacelia hastata*
(Native)
Phacelia: Threadleaf Phacelia, Narrow Leaved Phacelia, Carsonís Phacelia, Threadleaf Scorpionweed

Phacelia linearis*
(Native)
Phlox: Spreading Phlox

Phlox diffusa*
(Native)
Pincushion: Dusty Maidens, Douglas' Dustymaiden, Chaenactis, Douglas False Yarrow

Chaenactis douglasii*
(Native)
Pink: Deptford Pink, Mountain Pink

Dianthus armeria*
(Introduced)
Plantain: Narrowleaf Plantain, English Plantain, Buckhorn, Lanceleaf Plantain, Ribwort, Buckhorn, Ribgrass

Plantago lanceolata
(Introduced)
Plantain: Virginia Plantain, Dwarf Plantain, Southern Plantain, Hoary Plantain, Paleseed Indianwheat

Plantago virginica*
(Native)
Plum: Chokecherry, Western Chokecherry, Black Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana*
(Native)
Plumeless Thistle: Bristle Thistle, Musk Thistle, Nodding Thistle, Nodding Plumeless Thistle

Carduus nutans*
(Introduced)
Pokeweed: American Pokeweed, Pokeberry, Inkberry, Poke Sallet

Phytolacca americana*
(Native)
Pond-lily: Yellow Pond Lily, Cowlily, Spatterdock

Nuphar lutea*
(Native)
Prairie Coneflower: Mexican Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Red Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Thimbleflower

Ratibida columnifera*
(Native)
Primrose-willow: Wingleaf Primrose-willow, Wingstem Water Primrose, Willow Primrose, Upright Primrose-willow

Ludwigia decurrens*
(Native)
Queen Anne's Lace: Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot

Daucus carota*
(Introduced)
Ragweed: Great Ragweed, Buffalo Weed, Horseweed, Giant Ragweed, Tall Ambrosia

Ambrosia trifida*
(Native)
Ragweed: Common Ragweed, Annual Ragweed, Small Ragweed, Roman Wormwood

Ambrosia artemisiifolia*
(Native)
Rose : Multiflora Rose

Rosa multiflora*
(Introduced)
Rose: Woods Rose, Common Wild Rose, Mountain Rose

Rosa woodsii*
(Native)
Rose: Dog Rose, Dog Brier, Common Briar

Rosa canina*
(Introduced)
Rosemallow: Swamp Rose Mallow, Crimsoneyed Rosemallow, Marshmallow, Woolly Rose Mallow, Hairy-fruited Hibiscus

Hibiscus moscheutos*
(Native)
Selfheal: Heal-All, Common Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris*
(Native)
Senna: Sicklepod, Sicklepod Senna, Java Bean, Blunt-leaf Senna, Chinese Senna, Arsenic Weed

Senna obtusifolia*
(Native)
Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush: Utah Serviceberry, Pale Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry

Amelanchier utahensis*
(Native)
Sherardia: Field Madder, blue fieldmadder, Spurwort

Sherardia arvensis
(Introduced)
Smartweed: Water Knotweed, Swamp Smartweed, Water Smartweed

Persicaria amphibia*
(Native)
Smartweed: Dotted Smartweed, Dotted Knotweed, Water Smartweed

Persicaria punctata*
(Native)
Sneezeweed: Bitterweed, Bitter Sneezeweed, Yellowdicks

Helenium amarum*
(Native)
Sneezeweed: Autumn Sneezeweed, Common Sneezeweed, False Sunflower, Staggerwort, Yellow Star

Helenium autumnale*
(Native)
Snowberry: Common Snowberry, Upright Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus*
(Native)
Soapwort: Cowcockle, Cow Soapwort, Cowherb

Vaccaria hispanica*
(Introduced)
Speedwell: Bird's Eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, Birdeye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell

Veronica persica*
(Introduced)
Speedwell: Water Speedwell, Sessile Water-speedwell, Brook-pimpernell, Blue Water Speedwell

Veronica anagallis-aquatica*
(Introduced)
Spiderwort: Virginia Spiderwort

Tradescantia virginiana
(Native)
Spring Beauty: Minerís Lettuce, Indian Lettuce, Winter Purslane

Claytonia perfoliata*
(Native)
Spring Beauty: Lanceleaf Spring Beauty, Western Spring Beauty

Claytonia lanceolata*
(Native)
Spurge: Wild Poinsettia, Mexican Fireplant, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia

Euphorbia cyathophora
(Native)
Starwort: Common Chickweed

Stellaria media*
(Introduced)
Stonecrop: Wormleaf Stonecrop, Narrow-leaved Sedum

Sedum stenopetalum*
(Native)
Stoneseed: Western Stoneseed, Columbia Puccoon, Yellow Puccoon

Lithospermum ruderale*
(Native)
Storksbill: Craneís Bill Geranium, Redstem Stork's Bill, Storksbill, Redstem Filaree, Heron's Bill

Erodium cicutarium*
(Introduced)
Strawberry: Virginia Strawberry, Wild Strawberry

Fragaria virginiana
(Native)
Sunflower: Jerusalem Artichoke, Jerusalem Sunflower, Sunchoke, Girasole

Helianthus tuberosus*
(Native)
Sweetclover: Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Common Melilot, Field Melilot, Cornilla Real, White Sweetclover

Melilotus officinalis*
(Introduced)
Sweetclover: White Sweetclover, White Melilot, Honey-Clover, Bokhara Clover

Melilotus albus*
(Introduced)
Tasselflower: Florida Tasselflower, Flora's Paintbrush, Florida Tassel Flower

Emilia fosbergii*
(Introduced)
Teasel: Teasel, Indian Teasel, Fullerís Teasel

Dipsacus sativus*
(Introduced)
Thistle: Bull Thistle, Spear Thistle

Cirsium vulgare
(Introduced)
Tickseed: Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata*
(Native)
Toadflax: Dalmation Toadflax, Broadleaf Toadflax

Linaria dalmatica*
(Introduced)
Tridax: Coatbuttons, Tridax Daisy, Tridax, Cadillo Chisaca

Tridax procumbens*
(Introduced)
Trillium: Western Trillium, Western White Trillium, Pacific Trillium, Oettingerís Trillium

Trillium ovatum*
(Native)
Triplet-Lily: Large-flowered Triplet-lily, Douglasí Brodiaea, Wild Hyacinth

Triteleia grandiflora*
(Native)
Trumpet Creeper: Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans
(Native)
Trumpet Flower: Large Flowered Collomia, Grand Collomia, Mountain Collomia

Collomia grandiflora*
(Native)
Trumpet Flower: Narrowleaf Collomia, Tiny Trumpet, Narrow-leaf Mountain Trumpet

Collomia linearis*
(Native)
Venus' Looking-glass: Venus' Looking Glass, Clasping Bellwort, Clasping Venus' Looking Glass, Roundleaved Triodanis

Triodanis perfoliata*
(Native)
Vetch: Crown Vetch, Purple Crown Vetch, Axseed, Hive Vine

Coronilla varia*
(Introduced)
Violet: Goosefoot Violet, Goosefoot Yellow Violet, Mountain Violet

Viola purpurea*
(Native)
Waterleaf: Ballhead Waterleaf, Cat's Breeches, Dwarf Waterleaf

Hydrophyllum capitatum
(Native)
Waterlily: American White Water Lily, Fragrant Water Lily, White Water Lily

Nymphaea odorata
(Native)
Woodland-star: Smallflower Woodland-star

Lithophragma parviflorum
(Native)
Yarrow: Common Yarrow, Milfoil

Achillea millefolium*
(Native)

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Updated Jul 05, 2013