Wildflowers West

New for 2017

Yucca glauca


Verbascum blattaria

White Moth Mullein

Prunella vulgaris - Common Selfheal
Common Selfheal

Salvia columbariae - Chia Sage
Chia Sage

Monoptilon bellioides - Desert Star
Desert Star

Phacelia crenulata

Notch-leaved Phacelia

Linnaea borealis

Lonicera ciliosa - Orange Honeysuckle
Orange Honeysuckle

Lilium philadelphicum - Wood Lily
Wood Lily

Phacelia calthifolia - Calthaleaf Phacelia
Calthaleaf Phacelia

Brassica tournefortii - Saharan Mustard
Saharan Mustard

Abronia villosa - Desert Sand Verbena
Desert Sand Verbena

Castilleja revealii - Bryce Canyon Paintbrush
Bryce Canyon Paintbrush

Aquilegia scopulorum - Utah Columbine
Utah Columbine

Asclepias subulata - Rush Milkweed
Rush Milkweed

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa - Silver Cholla
Silver Cholla

Opuntia polyacantha - Plains Pricklypear
Plains Pricklypear

Opuntia basilaris - Beavertail Pricklypear
Beavertail Pricklypear

Mammillaria dioica - California Fishhook Cactus
California Fishhook Cactus

Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa - Apricot Mallow
Apricot Mallow

Phyla cuneifolia - Fogfruit

Acmispon rigidus - Shrubby Deervetch
Mono Penstemon

Acmispon rigidus - Shrubby Deervetch
Shrubby Deervetch

Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rosacea - Rose Globemallow
Rose Globemallow

Calliandra eriophylla - Fairyduster

Prince's Plume (Stanleya pinnata)

Prince's Plume

Justicia californica
Little Redstem Monkeyflower

Justicia californica

Astragalus coccineus
Scarlet Milkvetch

Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. mojavensis
Mojave Kingcup Cactus

Sphaeralcea ambigua
Desert Mallow

Krascheninnikovia lanata

Astragalus newberryi var. newberryi
Newberry's Milkvetch

Calochortus kennedyi var kennedyi
Desert Mariposa Lily

Calochortus flexuosus
Winding Mariposa Lily

Fouquieria splendens

Eriogonum caespitosum
Matted Buckwheat

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KThe fascinating world of plantsK

The planet Earth is host to plants that propagate by spring-releasing its seeds at a force greater than the equivalent lift-off - of a rocket launching into space.
Other species have toxic sap that beggars, in old England, applied to their skin to make pathetic looking sores.

If you were a teenaged girl in Victorian times this species would not have been allowed to be brought into your home. It was believed to spawn erotic dreams. Many plants were/are used by Native Americans in a myriad of interesting ways … including witchcraft and love-medicines. Some plants are toxic in one form yet beneficial in another.

We never know, when we find a new species, what intriguing information there is to learn about it - and share on this website.

Look for these symbols in our latin name index:
toxic uses edible for these kinds of information about the plants we have identified during our explorations.

Know your flower by sight only? Start your search by browsing our photo indexes. You will find a flower close-up of each plant represented on the site, organized by color.

We continue in transition. All our species are getting their own page. We update all links as the new pages are created. Sometimes search engine indexes may still point to old content. Please reload your page if you have any issues!

TExploring the West - Passion for PlantsT


Looking for new species of blooming plants has become THE sweet spot for many of our outings. From hikes to walks to road trips - even when geocaching - the finding of a new species of wildflower adds another level of delight and interest to them all.

As we go forward during 2017 our focus will be the revision of the site and enjoying long awaited retirement. We downsized our posessions, rented out our home in Colorado, moved full time into our RV (a 40' diesel powered bus), and will roam primarily in the western states of the U.S.

We have spent little time in much of this region. How much there is to look forward to, and share on this website!

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IFor your safetyI

Wildflowers West cannot take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from an accredited professional before using any plant medicinally or for food. If self-testing use very small quantities and be alert for any adverse effects.

LOOK for this symbol during your visit
It could save your life!!
These plants are POISONOUS.