New Plant Species Added to the Website

a photo of a sand sage shrub

Artemisia filifolia

Sandsage (Artemisia filifolia) is a native shrub, common in sandy places on the eastern plains, especially in sandsage grasslands on the sand dune fields along the eastern border.  Photo by Russ Klienman.

a photo of rocky mountain blazing star flower spike

Liatris ligulistylis

Rocky Mountain Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis) is considered to be endangered in Colorado (S2) and grows in wet meadows and along streams.  Photo by Mo Ewing.

a photo of a mass of red dwarf clover flowers

Trifolium nanum

Dwarf Clover (Trifolium nanum) is common in alpine tundra, and cushion plant communities. Photo by Loraine Yeatts.

a photo of bellardi bog sedge in front of a pencil

Kobresia myosuroides

Bellardi Bog Sedge (Kobresia myosuroides) is an indicator plant of the Alpine Turf plant community, but also occasionally can be found in montane meadows. Photo by Mo Ewing.

a photo of a James' Holdback plant in bloom

Pomaria jamesii

James’ Holdback (Pomaria jamesii) is found in rocky or sandy soil, in
open prairie, or along roadsides, scattered on the eastern plains, 

a photo of a mass of alpine stitchwort flowers

Cherleria obtusiloba

Alpine Stitchwort (Cherleria obtusiloba, formerly Minuartia obtusiloba) is common on alpine tundra and occasionally in subalpine spruce-fir forests.  Photo by Frank Morrey.

a photo of two blackroot sedge shoots in fruit

Carex elynoides

Blackroot Sedge (Carex elynoides) is an indicator plant of the Apine Turf Plant Community and common in alpine tundra and meadows. Photo by Loraine Yeatts.

a photo of a Mt. Alpert goldenrod in bloom

Solidago simplex var. simplex

Mt. Albert Goldenrod (Solidago simplex var. simplex) is one of several species in the goldenrod genus that is found in alpine turf plant communities. Photo by Mo Ewing.

a photo of a broom snakeweed plant with many yellow flowrs

Gutierrezia sarothrae

Broom Snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae) is a very common shrub on the plains.  It gets its name from the fact that native Americans used it as a broom. Photo by Mo Ewing.

a photo of Narrowleaf Four O'clock in bud and bloom

Mirabilis linearis

Narrowleaf Four O’clock (Mirabilis linearis) is common throughout the state, especially on the plains and in open places in mountain valleys. Photo by David Elwonger.

a photo of a crownleaf evening primrose plant in flower

Oenothera coronopifolia

Crownleaf Evening Primrose (Oenothera coronopifolia) is a native plant common in the shortgrass prairie but also abundant in the montane. May through August. Photo by Rick Brune.

a photo of a miner's cancle plant in full bloom

Oreocarya virgata

Miners Candle (Oreocarya virgata) is common in sandy soil of the foothills and mountains along the Front Range.

a photo of a cushion of rocky mountain nailwort flowers

Paronychia pulvinata

Rocky Mountain Nailwort (Paronychia pulvinata) is a classic cushion plant found on alpine tundra and rocky slopes, in the subalpine, alpine and occasionally montane.  Photo by Frank Morrey.

a photo of one creeping sibbaldia flower

Sibbaldia procumbens

Creeping Sibbaldia (Sibbaldia procumbens) is common in alpine tundra and on rocky, subalpine slopes or spruce-fir forests.  Photo by Ed Ogle.

a photo of a single spike of Norther Single-spike Sedge


Northern Single-spike Sedge (Carex-scirpoidea) is another sedge found in the Alpine Turf Plant Community but is also and is found in fens, along the margins of lakes and streams.  Photo by Loraine Yeatts.

a photo of Trumpet Gooseberry in fruit

Ribes lepanthum

Trumpet Gooseberry (Ribes lepanthum) in fruit, is a native shrub which grows on dry, sandy hillsides, often with Pinyon-Juniper and Ponderosa pines. Photo by Jim Pisarowicz.

a photo of a mass of rubber rabbitbrush flowers

Ericameria nauseosa

Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) is a common shrub on the plains and semi-desert shrublands and actually does contain rubber (latex). Photo by Mo Ewing.

a photo of several yellow pygmy goldenweed flowers

Tonestus pygmaeus

Pygmy Goldenweed (Tonestus pygmaeus) is locally common in rocky soil of the alpine tundra, but is also widespread in the mountains.  Photo by Loraine Yeatts.

A photo of lavender-leaf sundrops flowers in bloom

Oenothera lavandulifolia

Lavender-leaf Sundrops (Oenothera lavandulifolia) is common on outcrops, and in shortgrass prairie, pinyon-pine, and other dry places. Photo by Carol McGowan.

a photo of a mass of pink moss campion flowers

Silene acaulis

Moss Campion (Silene acaulis) is a pioneer species of alpine fellfields and grows a root up to six feet long.  Photo by Ed Ogle.

a photo of a stiff goldenrod plant in full flower

Solidago rigida

Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) is found on the eastern plains and along roadsides and in open meadows of the outer foothills.  Photo by Curt Nimz.

a photo of a white-flowered Columbian Monkshood flower

Aconitum columbianum

Columbian Monkshood (Aconitum columbianum) is almost always blue-flowered, but here is an example which is white-flowered. Photo by LaDonna Ward.

a photo of one spike of side oats grama grass

Bouteloua curtipendula

Side Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a grass which is common on the plains, in the foothills, and in sagebrush and pinyon-juniper woodlands.  Photo by Sue Dingwell.

a photo of a mountain deathcamas flower

Anticlea elegans

Mountain Deathcamus (Anticlea elegans) is a highly poisonous plant that is too toxic for all bees, except one species, Andrena astragali which collects the pollen but does not eat it. Photo by Mo Ewing.