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US Wildflower's Database of Yellow Wildflowers for Colorado

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Search Our Database: Enter any portion of the Scientific, Common Name, or both.
Scientific name:
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".
Alfalfa: Black Medic, Black Hay, Hop Clover, Hop Medic, Yellow Trefoil
Medicago lupulina
Medicago lupulina
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Balsamroot: Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Balsamorhiza sagittata*
Balsamorhiza sagittata*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Barberry: Creeping Oregon Grape, Creeping Barberry
Mahonia repens*
Mahonia repens*
(Native) Family: Berberidaceae - Barberry family
Beggarticks: Bearded Beggarticks, Tickseed Sunflower, Bur Marigold
Bidens aristosa*
Bidens aristosa*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Blanketflower: Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel
Gaillardia pulchella*
Gaillardia pulchella*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Buttercup: Littleleaf Buttercup, Littleleaf Crowfoot
Ranunculus abortivus*
Ranunculus abortivus*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae - Buttercup family
California Poppy: California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica*
Eschscholzia californica*
(Native) Family: Papaveraceae - Poppy family
Cat's Ear: Hairy Cat's Ear, False Dandelion
Hypochaeris radicata*
Hypochaeris radicata*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Cinquefoil: Sulfur Cinquefoil, Roughfruit Cinquefoil
Potentilla recta*
Potentilla recta*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae - Rose family
Cliffrose, Bitterbrush: Stansbury's Cliffrose, Cliff Rose, Quininebush
Purshia stansburiana*
Purshia stansburiana*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae - Rose family
Coneflower: Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta*
Rudbeckia hirta*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Coneflower: Green-headed Coneflower, Cutleaf Coneflower, Golden Glow
Rudbeckia laciniata*
Rudbeckia laciniata*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Coneflower: Browneyed Susan, Thin-leaf Coneflower, Three-lobed Coneflower
Rudbeckia triloba*
Rudbeckia triloba*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Dandelion: Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
Taraxacum officinale
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Daylily: Common Daylily, Tawny Daylily, Orange Daylily
Hemerocallis fulva*
Hemerocallis fulva*
(Introduced) Family: Liliaceae - Lily family
Dwarf Dandelion: Two-flower Cynthia, Twoflower Dwarfdandelion
Krigia biflora
Krigia biflora
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Fawnlily: Yellow Avalanche Lily, Glacier Lily
Erythronium grandiflorum
Erythronium grandiflorum
(Native) Family: Liliaceae - Lily family
Fiddleneck: Common Fiddleneck, Menzie's Fiddleneck, Rancher's Fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii*
Amsinckia menziesii*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae - Borage family
Fritillaria: Yellowbells, Yellow Fritillary, Yellow Missionbells, Gold Bell
Fritillaria pudica*
Fritillaria pudica*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae - Lily family
Gentian: Arctic Gentian, Whitish Gentian
Gentiana algida*
Gentiana algida*
(Native) Family: Gentianaceae - Gentian family
Goatsbeard: Yellow Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant
Tragopogon dubius*
Tragopogon dubius*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Goldenaster - False: Camphorweed, Camphor Weed, False Goldenaster
Heterotheca subaxillaris*
Heterotheca subaxillaris*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Goldenbanner: Mountain Goldenbanner, Mountain Thermopsis, False Lupin, Golden pea, Buckbean
Thermopsis montana*
Thermopsis montana*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Goldenrod: Tall Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod
Solidago altissima*
Solidago altissima*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Groundcherry: Virginia Groundcherry, Ground Cherry, Lanceleaf Groundcherry, Hog Plum, Husk Tomato
Physalis virginiana*
Physalis virginiana*
(Native) Family: Solanaceae - Potato family
Hawksbeard: Limestone Hawksbeard, Smallflower Hawksbeard
Crepis intermedia*
Crepis intermedia*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Indian Paintbrush: Wyoming Paintbrush, Narrow-leaved Indian Paintbrush, Desert Paintbrush
Castilleja linariifolia*
Castilleja linariifolia*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae - Broom-rape family
Ladyslipper: Yellow Ladyslipper, Lesser Yellow Lady's Slipper, Greater Yellow Lady's Slipper, Small Flowered Yellow Lady's Slipper
Cypripedium parviflorum*
Cypripedium parviflorum*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae - Orchid family
Lettuce: Wild Lettuce, Canada Lettuce
Lactuca canadensis*
Lactuca canadensis*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Lettuce: Prickly Lettuce, China Lettuce
Lactuca serriola*
Lactuca serriola*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Lily: Wood Lily, Mountain Lily
Lilium philadelphicum*
Lilium philadelphicum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae - Lily family
Lousewort: Wood Betony; Canadian Lousewort
Pedicularis canadensis
Pedicularis canadensis
(Native) Family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family
Mayweed: Pineapple Weed, Wild Chamomile, Rayless Chamomile, Disc Mayweed
Matricaria discoidea*
Matricaria discoidea*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Meadow-rue: Western Meadow-rue, Western Meadowrue, Meadow Rue
Thalictrum occidentale
Thalictrum occidentale
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae - Buttercup family
Milkvetch: Canada Milkvetch, Little Rattlepod
Astragalus canadensis*
Astragalus canadensis*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Milkweed: Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa*
Asclepias tuberosa*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae - Dogbane family
Monkeyflower: Dwarf Purple Mimulus, Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower
Mimulus nanus*
Mimulus nanus*
(Native) Family: Phrymaceae - Lopseed Family
Mullein: Common Mullein, Great Mullein, Cowboy Toilet Paper
Verbascum thapsus*
Verbascum thapsus*
(Introduced) Family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family
Mullein: Moth Mullein
Verbascum blattaria
Verbascum blattaria
(Introduced) Family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family
Pearly Everlasting: Pearly Everlasting, Western Pearly Everlasting
Anaphalis margaritacea*
Anaphalis margaritacea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Pond-lily: Yellow Pond Lily, Cowlily, Spatterdock
Nuphar lutea*
Nuphar lutea*
(Native) Family: Nymphaeaceae - Water-lily family
Prairie Coneflower: Mexican Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Red Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Thimbleflower
Ratibida columnifera*
Ratibida columnifera*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Primrose-willow: Seedbox, Smooth Seedbox, Bushy Seedbox, Rattle-box, Square-pod Water-primrose
Ludwigia alternifolia*
Ludwigia alternifolia*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae - Evening Primrose family
Rubberweed: Alpine Sunflower, Four-nerved Daisy, Graylocks Rubberweed, Old-man-of-the-mountain
Hymenoxys grandiflora*
Hymenoxys grandiflora*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Sneezeweed: Autumn Sneezeweed, Common Sneezeweed, False Sunflower, Staggerwort, Yellow Star
Helenium autumnale*
Helenium autumnale*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Spring Beauty: Lanceleaf Spring Beauty, Western Spring Beauty
Claytonia lanceolata*
Claytonia lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Portulacaceae - Purslane family
Star Grass: Yellow Star Grass, Common Goldstar
Hypoxis hirsuta*
Hypoxis hirsuta*
(Native) Family: Hypoxidaceae - African Potato family
Stoneseed: Western Stoneseed, Columbia Puccoon, Yellow Puccoon
Lithospermum ruderale*
Lithospermum ruderale*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae - Borage family
Sunflower: Jerusalem Artichoke, Jerusalem Sunflower, Sunchoke, Girasole
Helianthus tuberosus*
Helianthus tuberosus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Sunflower: Common Sunflower, Kansas Sunflower, Mirasol
Helianthus annuus*
Helianthus annuus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Sweetclover: Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Common Melilot, Field Melilot, Cornilla Real, White Sweetclover
Melilotus officinalis*
Melilotus officinalis*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Tansy: Common Tansy, Golden Buttons, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Garden Tansy
Tanacetum vulgare*
Tanacetum vulgare*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Tickseed: Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata*
Coreopsis lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Toadflax: Dalmation Toadflax, Broadleaf Toadflax
Linaria dalmatica*
Linaria dalmatica*
(Introduced) Family: Plantaginaceae - Plantain family
Touch-me-not : Jewelweed, Touch-me-not, Spotted jewelweed
Impatiens capensis*
Impatiens capensis*
(Native) Family: Balsaminaceae - Touch-me-not family
Trefoil: Bird's Foot Trefoil, Birdfoot Deervetch, Bloomfell, Cat's Clover, Crowtoes, Ground Honeysuckle
Lotus corniculatus*
Lotus corniculatus*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Trumpet Creeper: Trumpet Creeper, Cow Itch, Hell Vine, Devil's Shoestring
Campsis radicans*
Campsis radicans*
(Native) Family: Bignoniaceae - Bignonia family
Trumpet Flower: Large Flowered Collomia, Grand Collomia, Mountain Collomia
Collomia grandiflora*
Collomia grandiflora*
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae - Phlox family
Violet: Goosefoot Violet, Goosefoot Yellow Violet, Mountain Violet
Viola purpurea*
Viola purpurea*
(Native) Family: Violaceae - Violet family
Wood Sorrel: Slender Yellow Woodsorrel, Southern Yellow Wood-sorrel, Dillen's Oxalis
Oxalis dillenii*
Oxalis dillenii*
(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