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US Wildflower's Database of Red Wildflowers for Colorado

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Search Our Database: Enter any portion of the Scientific, Common Name, or both.
Scientific name:
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Example: Enter "lob" in the common name field and you'll get all our species that have "lobelia" in the common name, as well as "sharp-lobed hepatica".
Aster: New England Aster, Michaelmas-daisy
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae*
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Bee Plant: Rocky Mountain Bee Plant, Stinking Clover, Skunk Weed, Navajo Spinach
Peritoma serrulata*
Peritoma serrulata*
(Native) Family: Cleomaceae - Spiderflower Family
Bergamot, Beebalm: Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa*
Monarda fistulosa*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae - Mint family
Blanketflower: Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel
Gaillardia pulchella*
Gaillardia pulchella*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Broomrape: One-flowered Broomrape ; One-flowered Cancer Root, Ghostpipe, Naked Broomrape
Orobanche uniflora*
Orobanche uniflora*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae - Broom-rape family
Burnet: Small Burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet
Sanguisorba minor*
Sanguisorba minor*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae - Rose family
California Poppy: California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica*
Eschscholzia californica*
(Native) Family: Papaveraceae - Poppy family
Clover: Red Clover, Cowgrass
Trifolium pratense
Trifolium pratense
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Daylily: Common Daylily, Tawny Daylily, Orange Daylily
Hemerocallis fulva*
Hemerocallis fulva*
(Introduced) Family: Liliaceae - Lily family
Deadnettle: Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle
Lamium amplexicaule
Lamium amplexicaule
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae - Mint family
Deadnettle: Purple Deadnettle, Red Deadnettle, Purple Archangel
Lamium purpureum*
Lamium purpureum*
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae - Mint family
Evening Primrose: Pale Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pale-Stemmed Evening Primrose
Oenothera pallida*
Oenothera pallida*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae - Evening Primrose family
Fairy Slipper: Calypso Orchid, Fairy Slipper, Venus Slipper, Angel Slipper, Deer's Head Orchid
Calypso bulbosa*
Calypso bulbosa*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae - Orchid family
False Foxglove: Slender Gerardia, Slenderleaf False Foxglove
Agalinis tenuifolia*
Agalinis tenuifolia*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae - Broom-rape family
False-buckwheat: Japanese Knotweed, Crimson Beauty, Mexican bamboo, Japanese Fleece Flower, Reynoutria
Fallopia japonica*
Fallopia japonica*
(Introduced) Family: Polygonaceae - Buckwheat family
Fireweed: Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow Herb, Rosebay Willow Herb, Blooming Sally
Chamerion angustifolium*
Chamerion angustifolium*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae - Evening Primrose family
Fleabane: Philadelphia Fleabane
Erigeron philadelphicus*
Erigeron philadelphicus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Fogfruit: Fogfruit, Lanceleaf Fogfruit, Northern Fogfruit
Phyla lanceolata*
Phyla lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Verbenaceae - Verbena family
Geranium: Sticky Purple Geranium, Sticky Wild Geranium
Geranium viscosissimum*
Geranium viscosissimum*
(Native) Family: Geraniaceae - Geranium family
Germander: American Germander, Wood Sage, Canada Germander
Teucrium canadense*
Teucrium canadense*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae - Mint family
Glechoma: Ground Ivy, Gill-over-the-ground, Haymaids, Creeping Charlie
Glechoma hederacea
Glechoma hederacea
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae - Mint family
Groundnut: Groundnut, Potato Bean, Indian Potato, Virginia Potato, Wild Bean, Wild Sweet Potato
Apios americana*
Apios americana*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Hawkweed: Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush
Hieracium aurantiacum*
Hieracium aurantiacum*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Hound's tongue: Houndstongue, Hound's Tongue, Gypsyflower
Cynoglossum officinale*
Cynoglossum officinale*
(Introduced) Family: Boraginaceae - Borage family
Indian Paintbrush: Wyoming Paintbrush, Narrow-leaved Indian Paintbrush, Desert Paintbrush
Castilleja linariifolia*
Castilleja linariifolia*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae - Broom-rape family
Ipomopsis: Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet Skyrocket, Scarlet Trumpet, Skunk Flower
Ipomopsis aggregata*
Ipomopsis aggregata*
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae - Phlox family
Jimsonweed: Sacred Datura, Sacred Thorn-apple, Indian Apple, Angel Trumpet
Datura wrightii*
Datura wrightii*
(Native) Family: Solanaceae - Potato family
Joe Pye Weed: Spotted Joe Pye Weed, Purple Boneset, Spotted Trumpetweed
Eutrochium maculatum*
Eutrochium maculatum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Lily: Wood Lily, Mountain Lily
Lilium philadelphicum*
Lilium philadelphicum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae - Lily family
Lobelia: Cardinal Flower, Scarlet Lobelia
Lobelia cardinalis*
Lobelia cardinalis*
(Native) Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family
Loosestrife: Purple Loosestrife, Rosy Strife, Kill Weed
Lythrum salicaria*
Lythrum salicaria*
(Introduced) Family: Lythraceae - Loosestrife family
Lousewort: Wood Betony; Canadian Lousewort
Pedicularis canadensis
Pedicularis canadensis
(Native) Family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family
Milkweed: Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa*
Asclepias tuberosa*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae - Dogbane family
Milkweed: Swamp Milkweed, Western Swamp Milkweed, Pink Milkweed, Eastern Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata*
Asclepias incarnata*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae - Dogbane family
Monkeyflower: Dwarf Purple Mimulus, Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower
Mimulus nanus*
Mimulus nanus*
(Native) Family: Phrymaceae - Lopseed Family
Nightshade: Carolina Horse Nettle, Bull Nettle, Devil's Tomato
Solanum carolinense
Solanum carolinense
(Native) Family: Solanaceae - Potato family
Onion: Tapertip Onion, Hooker's Onion
Allium acuminatum*
Allium acuminatum*
(Native) Family: Amaryllidaceae - Amaryllis family
Onion: Nodding Wild Onion, Nodding Onion, Allegheny Onion
Allium cernuum*
Allium cernuum*
(Native) Family: Amaryllidaceae - Amaryllis family
Pea: Perennial Pea, Sweet Pea, Everlasting Pea
Lathyrus latifolius
Lathyrus latifolius
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Phacelia: Silverleaf Phacelia, Timberline Phacelia, Mountain Phacelia
Phacelia hastata*
Phacelia hastata*
(Native) Family: Hydrophyllaceae - Waterleaf family
Phlox: Spreading Phlox
Phlox diffusa*
Phlox diffusa*
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae - Phlox family
Pincushion: Dusty Maidens, Douglas' Dustymaiden, Chaenactis, Douglas False Yarrow
Chaenactis douglasii*
Chaenactis douglasii*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Pink: Deptford Pink, Mountain Pink
Dianthus armeria*
Dianthus armeria*
(Introduced) Family: Caryophyllaceae - Pink family
Plumeless Thistle: Bristle Thistle, Musk Thistle, Nodding Thistle, Nodding Plumeless Thistle
Carduus nutans*
Carduus nutans*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Prairie Coneflower: Mexican Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Red Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Thimbleflower
Ratibida columnifera*
Ratibida columnifera*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Purple Coneflower: Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea*
Echinacea purpurea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Rocket: Dame's Rocket, Damask Violet, Night-scented Gilliflower, Queen's Gilliflower, Mother-of-the-evening, Summer Lilac
Hesperis matronalis*
Hesperis matronalis*
(Introduced) Family: Brassicaceae - Mustard family
Rose: Woods Rose, Common Wild Rose, Mountain Rose
Rosa woodsii*
Rosa woodsii*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae - Rose family
Selfheal: Heal-All, Common Selfheal
Prunella vulgaris*
Prunella vulgaris*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae - Mint family
Smartweed: Water Knotweed, Swamp Smartweed, Water Smartweed
Persicaria amphibia*
Persicaria amphibia*
(Native) Family: Polygonaceae - Buckwheat family
Smartweed: Dotted Smartweed, Dotted Knotweed, Water Smartweed
Persicaria punctata*
Persicaria punctata*
(Native) Family: Polygonaceae - Buckwheat family
Snowberry: Common Snowberry, Upright Snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus*
Symphoricarpos albus*
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae - Honeysuckle family
Soapwort: Cowcockle, Cow Soapwort, Cowherb
Vaccaria hispanica*
Vaccaria hispanica*
(Introduced) Family: Caryophyllaceae - Pink family
Spring Beauty: Lanceleaf Spring Beauty, Western Spring Beauty
Claytonia lanceolata*
Claytonia lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Portulacaceae - Purslane family
Storksbill: Crane's Bill Geranium, Redstem Stork's Bill, Storksbill, Redstem Filaree, Heron's Bill
Erodium cicutarium*
Erodium cicutarium*
(Introduced) Family: Geraniaceae - Geranium family
Thistle: Bull Thistle, Spear Thistle
Cirsium vulgare
Cirsium vulgare
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Touch-me-not : Jewelweed, Touch-me-not, Spotted jewelweed
Impatiens capensis*
Impatiens capensis*
(Native) Family: Balsaminaceae - Touch-me-not family
Trillium: Western Trillium, Western White Trillium, Pacific Trillium, Oettinger's Trillium
Trillium ovatum*
Trillium ovatum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae - Lily family
Trumpet Creeper: Trumpet Creeper, Cow Itch, Hell Vine, Devil's Shoestring
Campsis radicans*
Campsis radicans*
(Native) Family: Bignoniaceae - Bignonia family
Trumpet Flower: Narrowleaf Collomia, Tiny Trumpet, Narrow-leaf Mountain Trumpet
Collomia linearis*
Collomia linearis*
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae - Phlox family
Vetch: Crown Vetch, Purple Crown Vetch, Axseed, Hive Vine
Coronilla varia*
Coronilla varia*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Wood Sorrel: Violet Wood Sorrel
Oxalis violacea*
Oxalis violacea*
(Native) Family: Oxalidaceae - Wood-Sorrel family

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Common name:

Example: Enter "lob" in the common name field and you'll get all our species that have "lobelia" in the common name, as well as "sharp-lobed hepatica".

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Updated Nov 20, 2017