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Fetid goosefoot
Photo: Chick Keller

Fetid goosefoot

(Dysphania graveolens)

Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranths)

Turns red in autumn.

From 9/18 to 10/31

Color: red

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Nodding Onion
Photo: Chick Keller

Nodding Onion

(Allium cernua)

Family: Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)

From 6/27 to 10/20

Color: pink

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Golden Whitlow-grass
Photo: Chick Keller

Golden Whitlow-grass

(Draba aurea)

Family: Arabideae (Mustards)

A tiny mustard.

From 6/11 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: mixed conifer

Uncommon; native

Wirey Bahia
Photo: Chick Keller

Wirey Bahia

(Bahia dissecta)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Low, cleft leaves.

From 8/18 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: Pinyon-juniper, ponderosa, disturbed soil

Common; native

Purple Aster
Photo: Jennifer Macke

Purple Aster

(Dieteria canescens)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 9/10 to 10/31

Color: purple,blue

Habitat: pinyon-juniper, disturbed soil

Common; native

Spreading Fleabane
Photo: Chick Keller

Spreading Fleabane

(Erigeron divergens)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 9/3 to 10/31

Color: white

Habitat: pinyon-juniper, ponderosa, mixed conifer, oak woodland, mountain meadow

Common; native

Regal Daisy
Photo: Chick Keller

Regal Daisy

(Erigeron eximius)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 8/1 to 10/31

Color: white

Habitat: mixed conifer

Common; native

Whiplash Daisy
Photo: Chick Keller

Whiplash Daisy

(Erigeron flagellaris)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 5/30 to 10/31

Color: white

Habitat: ponderosa, mixed conifer

Common; native

Showy Fleabane
Photo: Chick Keller

Showy Fleabane

(Erigeron speciosus)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

There are 6 common (and a few more uncommon) Erigeron in the area. To help in distinguishing these, PEEC sells a small guide to the Erigerons, which can be purchased at the gift shop.

From 7/12 to 10/31

Color: purple

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Three-nerved Daisy
Photo: Chick Keller

Three-nerved Daisy

(Erigeron subtrinervis)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

The most beautiful of the fleabanes.

From 8/1 to 10/31

Color: purple

Habitat: ponderosa, mixed conifer

Common; native

Tracy's Fleabane
Photo: Chick Keller

Tracy's Fleabane

(Erigeron tracyi)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Blooms nearly year-round. Has runners during summer and fall.

From 2/1 to 12/1

Color: white

Habitat: pinyon-juniper

Common; native

Firewheel
Photo: Akkana Peck

Firewheel

(Gaillardia pulchella)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Also called Indian blanket, Indian blanketflower, or sundance. Very common around White Rock

From 5/5 to 10/15

Color: yellow

Habitat: pinyon-juniper, disturbed soil

Common; introduced

Broom Snakeweed
Photo: Chick Keller

Broom Snakeweed

(Gutierrezia sarothrae)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Also known as Matchbrush.

From 9/11 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: pinyon-juniper

Common; native

Showy Goldeneye
Photo: Chick Keller

Showy Goldeneye

(Heliomeris multiflora)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Entire, opposite leaves.

From 7/19 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: mixed conifer

Locally common; native

Golden Aster or Goldeneye

Golden Aster or Goldeneye

(Heterotheca villosa)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Golden Aster will bloom from late June until snowfall. Red flowers in photo are Skyrocket Gilia.

From 6/27 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: pinyon-juniper, ponderosa

Common; native

Gayfeather
Photo: Chick Keller

Gayfeather

(Liatris punctata)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 8/18 to 10/31

Color: purple,pink

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Mexican Hat
Photo: Chick Keller

Mexican Hat

(Ratibida columnifera)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Can also be bright yellow. Native to the state but not to Los Alamos

From 6/30 to 10/20

Color: red,orange,yellow

Habitat: disturbed soil

Locally common; introduced

Black-eyed Susan
Photo: Yvonne Keller

Black-eyed Susan

(Rudbeckia hirta)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

open areas

From 6/26 to 10/20

Color: yellow

Habitat: mixed conifer, mountain meadows

Uncommon; native

Many-headed Senecio
Photo: Chick Keller


Many-headed Senecio

Many-headed Senecio

(Senecio spartioides var. multicapatatus)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 8/25 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: mixed conifer

Locally common; native

Smooth Goldenrod
Photo: Corrie Clinton

Smooth Goldenrod

(Solidago simplex)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 8/2 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Threenerve (Hairy) Goldenrod
Photo: Chick Keller

Threenerve (Hairy) Goldenrod

(Solidago velutina)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 8/18 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: ponderosa

Uncommon; native

Wright's Goldenrod
Photo: Chick Keller

Wright's Goldenrod

(Solidago wrightii)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Also known as Bushy Goldenrod.

From 8/18 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Heath Aster
Photo: Chick Keller

Heath Aster

(Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 9/10 to 10/31

Color: white

Habitat: ponderosa

Uncommon; native

Smooth Aster
Photo: Chick Keller

Smooth Aster

(Symphyotrichum laeve)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

From 8/26 to 10/31

Color: purple

Habitat: ponderosa

Uncommon; native

Townsend's Daisy
Photo: Chick Keller

Townsend's Daisy

(Townsendia eximia)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Also called tall easter daisy

From 6/27 to 10/20

Color: purple

Habitat: ponderosa, mixed conifer

Locally common; native

Cowpens Daisy
Photo: Chick Keller

Cowpens Daisy

(Verbesina encelioides)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisies)

Also know as Golden Crownbeard and Butter Daisy. Found on disturbed sites.

From 9/10 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: disturbed soil
areas with disturbed soil, open areas, sunny, dry conditions

Common; native

Harebell
Photo: Corrie Clinton

Harebell

(Campanula rotundifolia)

Family: Campulaceae (Bellflowers)

Also known as Bluebell Bellflower

From 7/8 to 10/20

Color: blue

Habitat: ponderosa, mixed conifer

Common; native

Pinedrops
Photo: Chick Keller

Pinedrops

(Pterospora andromedea)

Family: Ericaceae (Heathers)

From 6/26 to 10/31

Color: red,yellow

Habitat: ponderosa

Uncommon; native

Arizona Peavine
Photo: Chick Keller

Arizona Peavine

(Lathyrus lanszwertii var. arizonica)

Family: Fabaceae (Peas)

From 5/30 to 10/25

Color: white,pink

Habitat: ponderosa

Uncommon; native

Pleated Gentian
Photo: Chick Keller

Pleated Gentian

(Gentiana affinis)

Family: Gentianacae (Gentians)

Found in Cañada Bonito and ponderosa areas. Also known as Rocky Mountain Bottle Gentian.

From 8/21 to 10/20

Color: purple

Habitat: mountain meadow

Uncommon; native

Little Gentian
Photo: Chick Keller

Little Gentian

(Gentianella amarella)

Family: Gentianaceae (Gentians)

From 8/2 to 10/20

Color: purple

Habitat: mountain meadows

Uncommon; native

Cranesbill
Photo: Chick Keller

Cranesbill

(Erodium cicutarium)

Family: Geraniacea (Geraniums)

A small, low-growing annual. Blooms nearly all year round, including any mild weather in the winter. It was introduced into California from the Mediterranean Basin in the eighteenth century. Some consider it a weed. It is also know as Redstem Filaree, Stork's Bill, and Pinweed.

From 1/2 to 12/30

Color: purple

Habitat: disturbed soil
desert scrub, grasslands, oak woodlands, semi-desert grassland, lawns, gardens; more common at lower elevations but can be found up to 7500 feet (2250 meters)

Common; introduced

Purple Geranium
Photo: Chick Keller

Purple Geranium

(Geranium caespitosum)

Family: Geraniaceae (Geraniums)

From 6/1 to 10/20

Color: pink,purple

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Richardson's Geranium
Photo: Chick Keller

Richardson's Geranium

(Geranium richardsonii)

Family: Geraniaceae (Gerraniums)

From 6/1 to 10/20

Color: white

Habitat: mixed conifer

Common; native

Heal-all
Heal-all
Photo: Chick Keller

Heal-all

(Prunella vulgaris)

Family: Lamiaceae (Mints)

From 6/22 to 10/20

Color: purple

Habitat: riparian,mountain meadows

Uncommon; native

Scarlet Globemallow
Photo: Akkana Peck

Scarlet Globemallow

(Sphaeralcea coccinea)

Family: Malvaceae (Mallows)

From 4/22 to 10/15

Color: orange

Habitat: pinyon-juniper

Common; native

Desert Globemallow
Photo: Chick Keller

Desert Globemallow

(Sphaeralcea fendleri)

Family: Malvaceae (Mallows)

From 7/14 to 10/31

Color: orange

Habitat: pinyon-juniper, ponderosa

Common; native

Gaura
Photo: Chick Keller

Gaura

(Gaura coccinea)

Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primroses)

From 7/14 to 10/20

Color: pink

Habitat: pinyon-juniper

Uncommon; native

Hooker's Evening Primrose
Photo: Chick Keller

Hooker's Evening Primrose

(Oenothera elata)

Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primroses)

Common in disturbed ground.

From 6/26 to 10/31

Color: yellow

Habitat: ponderosa, disturbed soil

Common; native

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush
Photo: Chick Keller

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush

(Castetilleja miniata)

Family: Orobanchaceae (Broomrapes)

From 6/26 to 10/20

Color: red

Habitat: mixed conifer

Common; native

Southwestern Indian Paintbrush
Photo: Chick Keller

Southwestern Indian Paintbrush

(Castilleja integra)

Family: Orobanchaceae (Broomrapes)

From 4/18 to 10/20

Color: red

Habitat: pinyon-juniper

Common; native

Wyoming Paintbrush
Photo: Chick Keller

Wyoming Paintbrush

(Castilleja linarifolia)

Family: Orobanchaceae (Broomrapes)

From 6/26 to 10/20

Color: red

Habitat: ponderosa

Uncommon; native

Firecracker Penstemon
Photo: Chick Keller

Firecracker Penstemon

(Penstemon barbatus)

Family: Plantaginaceae (Speedwells)

From 6/8 to 10/31

Color: red

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Skyrocket Gilia
Photo: Chick Keller

Skyrocket Gilia

(Ipomopsis aggregata)

Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox)

Pronounced “JILL-ee-uh”.

From 6/27 to 10/31

Color: red

Habitat: ponderosa

Common; native

Pale trumpets
Photo: Akkana Peck

Pale trumpets

(Ipomopsis longiflora)

Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox)

Also called flaxflowered gilia or white-flower skyrocket

From 7/15 to 12/31

Color: purple,blue

Habitat: pinyon-juniper

Common; native

 

Flowering Shrubs

 

Baneberry in berry
Photo: Corrie Clinton

Baneberry in berry

(Actaea rubra)

In berry. Berries can be red or white.

From 7/10 to 10/20

Color: red,white

Habitat: mixed conifer

Common; native

Tasselflower Bricklebush
Photo: Chick Keller


Tasselflower Bricklebush

Tasselflower Bricklebush

(Brickelia grandiflora)

View plant profile in USDA Plants Database.

From 8/25 to 10/20

Color: yellow

Habitat: mixed conifer

Common; native

Taperleaf
Photo: Chick Keller

Taperleaf

(Pericome caudata)

Usually a large rounded bush in sunny places. Note leaf shape.

From 8/24 to 10/20

Color: yellow

Habitat: ponderosa,mixed conifer

Uncommon; native

Elderberry in berry
Photo: Chick Keller

Elderberry in berry

(Sambucus racemosa)

Shrub above 8,000 ft.

From 8/1 to 10/25

Color: red

Habitat: mixed conifer

Locally common; native

Apache Plume
Photo: Chick Keller


Apache Plume

Apache Plume

(Fallugia paradoxa)

Family: Rosaceae

From 6/6 to 10/31

Color: white

Habitat: piñon-juniper,ponderosa

Common; native


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