Ted's World of Wildflowers

“Flowers are nature's gift of love.”   — Debasish Mridha

I do not purport to be a flower expert; information on plant specifics is readily available on numerous other websites.  My sole objective is to share some pretty photographs; if a picture happens to help someone to identify a flower, that's great.  Despite exhaustive research, I might have misnamed a variety or two; if so, I would sincerely appreciate a note to that effect.

Images are available for download in 1024×768 JPEG format; a greater native resolution also is available upon request.  Feel free to use my photos in any non-commercial manner.

Place names are in California unless otherwise specified.

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AARON'S BEARD
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Aaron's Beard

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ALPINE LILY
* * *
Alpine Lily
sierra tiger lily

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ANEMONE
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Western Anemone
mountain pasqueflower
Drummond's Anemone

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ASH
* *
Mountain Ash
california mountain ash

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AZALEA
* *
Western Azalea

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BABY BLUE EYES
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Baby Blue Eyes

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BALSAMROOT
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California Balsamroot

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BEAR GRASS
* * *
Bear Grass

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BEAUTYBERRY
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Beautyberry

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BISTORT
* *
American Bistort
western bistort

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BLACKBERRY
* * *
California Blackberry Himalayan Blackberry (same)

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BLAZING STAR
* * *
Blazing Star

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BLEEDING HEART
* *
Pacific Bleeding Heart

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BLOW WIVES
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Blow Wives

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BLUEBELL
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Sierra Bluebell
mountain bluebell

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BLUE EYED GRASS
* * *
Blue Eyed Grass
western blue eyed grass

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BLUE EYED MARY
* *
Blue Eyed Mary Torrey's Blue Eyed Mary

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BRIDE'S BONNET
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Bride's Bonnet
queen's cup, blue-bead lily

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BRODIAEA
* * *
Golden Brodiaea
prettyface
(same) Narrow-leaved Brodiaea
 
* * *
Common Brodiaea
blue dick, desert hyacinth
(same) Twining Brodiaea
twining snakelily
 
* * *
Ithuriel's Spear
wally basket, blue milla
Many-flowered Brodiaea
wild hyacinth
(same)
 
* * *
California Brodiaea White Brodiaea
hyacinth brodiaea
Bridges' Brodiaea

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BROOMRAPE
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Broomrape

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BUCKEYE
* *
California Buckeye

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BUCKWHEAT
* * *
Cushion Buckwheat Sulfur Buckwheat Nevada Buckwheat
 
* * *
Shasta Buckwheat Sulfur Buckwheat Mount Rose Buckwheat
 
* * *
Sulfur Buckwheat Lobb's Wild Buckwheat
granite buckwheat
Cushion Buckwheat

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BUTTERCUP
* *
Snow Buttercup California Coast Buttercup

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CACTUS
* * *
Claret Cup Cactus
 
* *
Whipple's Fishhook Cactus

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CAMAS
* *
Camas
camas lily, great camas, large camas
Death Camas

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CAMPION
* * *
Scarlet Campion
indian pink
Douglas's Campion
douglas's catchfly
Lemmon Campion
lemmon's catchfly

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CAT'S EAR
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Smooth Cat's Ear
common cat's ear

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CEANOTHUS
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Lemmon's Ceanothus

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CENTAURY
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Venus Centaury
charming centaury

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CHERRY
*
Bitter Cherry

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CHICORY
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Chicory

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CINQUEFOIL
* * *
Sticky Cinquefoil Fanleaf Cinquefoil Slender Cinquefoil
 
* *
Drummond's Cinquefoil Nevada Cinquefoil

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CLARKIA
* * *
Red Ribbons (same) Hunt's Clarkia
 
* * *
Brandegee's Clarkia Slender Clarkia Elegant Clarkia

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CLAYTONIA
* * *
Sierra Spring Beauty Streamside Spring Beauty Candy Flower
 
* * *
Redstem Spring Beauty Miner's Lettuce (same)

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CLEMATIS
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Pipestem Clematis
chaparral clematis

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CLOVER
* * *
Foothill Clover Rose Clover Small-Lobed Owl's Clover
pale owl's clover
 
* * *
White Clover Bull Clover Tomcat Clover
 
* *
Narrow-leaved Clover Cow Clover

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COLLINSIA
* * *
Purple Chinese Houses (same) Sticky Chinese Houses
tincture plant

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COLLOMIA
* *
Grand Collomia

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COLUMBINE
* * *
Crimson Columbine
western columbine
Yellow McKana Giant Columbine Colorado Blue Columbine
 
* * *
Yellow Columbine Coville's Columbine
sierra columbine
(same)
 
* * *
Purple Columbine Colorado Columbine Crimson Columbine

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CONEFLOWER
* *
Coneflower

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CORALROOT
* *
Spotted Coralroot (same)

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CORN LILY
* * *
Corn Lily

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COW PARSNIP
* * *
Cow Parsnip
 
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DAISIES  &  SUNFLOWERS
* * *
Alpine Aster Fleabane
showy daisy
Woolly Sunflower
yarrow leaved woolly sunflower
 
* * *
Longleaf Fleabane Wandering Fleabane
wandering daisy
Sun Ray
 
* * *
Hairy Arnica English Daisy Fleabane Brewer's Daisy
 
* * *
Spreading Daisy Subalpine Fleabane Pinzl's Fleabane

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DANDELION
* * *
Dandelion Mountain Dandelion (same)
 
* * *
Sierra Dandelion Pale Dandelion Mountain Dandelion

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DOGBANE
* * *
Spreading Dogbane
bitterroot

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DOGWOOD
* * *
Mountain Dogwood

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DRUG SNOWBELL
* *
Drug Snowbell
storax, california snowdrop bush

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DUDLEYA
* * *
Spreading Dudleya
canyon liveforever
(same) (same)
 
* *
Lanceleaf Liveforever Canyon Liveforever

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FAWN LILY
* * *
Fawn Lily Purple Fawn Lily Purple Fawn Lily

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FIDDLENECK
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Menzie's Fiddleneck
small flowered fiddleneck

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FIREWEED
* * *
Fireweed

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FIVE SPOT
* * *
Five Spot

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FLAX
* *
Flax
common flax
Narrowleaf Flax
pale flax

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FOXGLOVE
* * *
Foxglove

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FUCHSIA
* * *
Hummingbird Trumpet
california fuchsia

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GENTIAN
* * *
Sierra Fringed Gentian (same) Tioga Gentian
 
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Mountain Bog Gentian
explorer's gentian

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GERANIUM
* * *
Sticky Geranium Longbeak Storksbill
filaree
Cranesbill
 
* * *
Common Heronsbill
redstem filaree
Dovesfoot Cranesbill
alum root
Richardson's Geranium
 
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Pink Geranium

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GILIA
* * *
Skyrocket
scarlet gilia
(same) Foothill Gilia
 
* * *
Alva Day's Gilia
clockwise gilia
Blue Field Gilia
bluehead gilia
Ballhead Gilia
bluehead gilia
 
* * *
Slendertube Skyrocket
scarlet gilia
(same) (same)

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GLOBE LILY
* * *
White Globe Lily
fairy lantern
(same) Golden Globe Lily
fairy lantern

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GOATSBEARD
* *
Yellow Salsify
western goatsbeard

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GOLDFLOWER
* *
Lemmon's Goldflower

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GOOSEBERRY
* *
Sierra Gooseberry

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GRAPE
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Oregon Grape

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GRASS OF PARNASSUS
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Grass of Parnassus

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GROUNDCONE
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California Groundcone

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GROUNDSEL
* * *
California Groundsel Sierra Groundsel

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GUMPLANT
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Coastal Gumplannt
oregon gumweed

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HAREBELL
* *
Harebell
bluebell bellflower

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HEATHER
* * *
Red Mountain Heather
brewer's mountain heather
White Mountain Heather White Mountain Heather

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HESPEROCHIRON
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Dwarf Hesperochiron

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HOLLYHOCK
* *
Mountain Hollyhock

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HONEYSUCKLE
* * *
Twinberry Honeysuckle California Honeysuckle (same)

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HOUND'S TONGUE
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Hound's Tongue
pacific houndstongue

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HYPERICUM
* * *
St. John's Wort
klamath weed
(same) Gold Wire

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HYSSOP
* * *
Giant Hyssop
horsemint

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INDIAN RHUBARB
* * *
Indian Rhubarb
umbrella plant

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INDIAN WARRIOR
* *
Indian Warrior

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IRIS
* * *
Western Blue Flag Iris
rocky mountain iris
(same) Hartweg's Iris
rainbow iris
 
* * *
German Iris
firebug
Pale Yellow Iris
horticultural iris
Douglas Iris

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JEWEL FLOWER
* *
Mountain Jewel Flower

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KNOTWEED
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Broadleaf Knotweed

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LABRADOR TEA
* * *
Labrador Tea
trapper's tea, western labrador tea

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LARKSPUR
* * *
Larkspur Foothill Larkspur
pale western larkspur
Meadow Larkspur
 
* * *
Anderson Larkspur Pine Forest Larkspur Mountain Marsh Larkspur

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LAUREL
* * *
Mountain Laurel
bog laurel

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LEWISIA
* *
Nevada Lewisia
nevada bitter root, sierra lewisia
Alpine Lewisia
pygmy bitterroot

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LOTUS
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Bird's Foot Lotus
birdsfoot trefoil

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LOUSEWORT
* * *
Elephanthead Lousewort
elephant heads
(same) Attol Lousewort
little elephant heads

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LUPINE
* * *
Yellow Lupine Lupine Butter Lupine
 
* * *
Harlequin Lupine Gray's Lupine
sierra lupine
Dune Lupine
 
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Silver Lupine Lupine

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MALLOW
* * *
Annual Checkerbloom
checker mallow
Checkerbloom
wild hollyhock
Glaucous Checkerbloom
waxy checkerbloom
 
* *
Oregon Checker Mallow Waxy Checkerbloom

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MANZANITA
* * *
Manzanita

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MARIPOSA LILY
* * *
Leichtlin's Mariposa Lily
smokey mariposa
Yellow Mariposa Lily
gold nuggets
Sierra Mariposa Lily
 
* * *
Bruneau Mariposa Lily (same) Subalpine Mariposa Lily
mountain cat's ear
 
* *
Plain Mariposa Lily Superb Mariposa Lily
yellow mariposa

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MEADOWFOAM
*
White Meadowfoam

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MILKWEED
* * *
Heartleaf Milkweed
purple milkweed
(same) Scarlet Milkweed
bloodflower
 
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Narrowleaf Milkweed

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MONARDELLA
* * *
Mountain Monardella
pennyroyal
Brewer's Monardella
coyote mint
Blue Monardella
* * *
Pacific Monardella Blue Monardella Sierra Monardella

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MONKEYFLOWER
* * *
Primrose Monkeyflower Kellogg's Monkeyflower Common Monkeyflower
 
* * *
Lewis's Monkeyflower
great purple monkeyflower
Two-lipped Bush Monkeyflower Notch-petaled Monkeyflower
 
* * *
Larger Mountain Monkeyflower Layne's Monkeyflower Great Purple Monkeyflower
 
* *
Purple Monkeyflower Sticky Monkeyflower

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MONKSHOOD
* *
Columbia Monkshood
western monkshood

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MORNING GLORY
* * *
Morning Glory Bodega Morning Glory Western Morning Glory
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Coastal Morning Glory

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MOUNTAIN MISERY
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Mountain Misery
bearclover

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MULBERRY
*
Mulberry

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MULE EARS
* *
Mule Ears

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MULLEIN
* * *
Common Mullein
woolly mullein
Moth Mullein (same)

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MUSTARD
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Field Mustard

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NIGHTSHADE
* *
Blue Witch Nightshade

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ONION
* * *
Bolander's Onion Twincrest Onion Pacific Mountain Onion
 
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Dusky Onion
sierra onion

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PAINTBRUSH
* * *
Paintbrush Lemmon's Paintbrush Woolly Paintbrush
 
* * *
Wavyleaf Paintbrush Great Red Paintbrush Eastwood's Paintbrush
 
* *
Wyoming Paintbrush Coast Indian Paintbrush
red paintbrush

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PARSNIP
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Bladder Parsnip

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PEA
* * *
Perennial Sweetpea
Everlasting Pea
Snub Pea Tangier Pea

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PEARLY EVERLASTING
* *
Pearly Everlasting

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PENSTEMON
* * *
Newberry's Penstemon
mountain pride
Sierra Penstemon Davidson's Penstemon
davidson's beardtongue
 
* * *
Azure Penstemon Mountain Pride Showy Penstemon
 
* * *
Utah Penstemon Royal Penstemon Beaked Penstemon
 
* * *
Mountain Blue Penstemon Davidson's Penstemon Cascade Penstemon

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PERIWINKLE
* * *
Periwinkle Madagascar Periwinkle Periwinkle

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PHACELIA
* * *
Varileaf Phacelia Quick's Phacelia Caterpillar Phacelia
 
* * *
Two-Color Phacelia Threadleaf Phacelia Compact Phacelia
 
* *
Kaweah River Scorpionweed Waterleaf Phacelia

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PHLOX
* * *
Spreading Phlox Granite Gilia
prickly phlox
Mountain Phlox
 
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Downy Pincushion
purple navarretia

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PINCUSHION
*
Fremont Pincushion
desert pincushion

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PINE
* *
Lodgepole Pine Whitebark Pine

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PINEDROPS
* * *
Pinedrops

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PLANTAIN
*
Ribwort Plantain

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POISON OAK
*
Poison Oak

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POLEMONIUM
* *
California Polemonium
sky pilot

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POPPY
* * *
California Poppy (same) Prickly Poppy
 
* * *
Tufted Poppy Tree Poppy
bush poppy
California Poppy

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PRIMROSE
* * *
Parry's Primrose
ruby primrose
Sierra primrose (same)
 
* * *
Tufted Evening Primrose
handkerchief plant
(same) (same)
 
* *
Showy Evening Primrose Evening Primrose

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PUSSY PAWS
* * *
Pussy Paws

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QUEEN ANNE'S LACE
*
Queen Anne's Lace
wild carrot

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RABBITBRUSH
* * *
Rabbitbrush
 
* *

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RADISH
* *
Wild Radish

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RAGWORT
* * *
Ragwort
california ragwort
Shrubby Butterweed (same)

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RANGER'S BUTTON
* * *
Ranger's Button
woolyhead parsnip, swamp whitehead

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RED MAIDS
* *
Desert Rockpurselane
red maids

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ROCK FRINGE
* * *
Rock Fringe

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ROSE
* *
Wild Rose

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RUMEX
* *
Curly Dock Sheep Sorrel

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SALMONBERRY
*
Pacific Salmonberry

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SANDWORT
*
King's Smooth Sandwort

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SANICLE
*
Pacific Sanicle

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SCARLET PIMPERNEL
* *
Scarlet Pimpernel

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SCOTCH BROOM
* * *
Scotch Broom
Broom

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SEDGE
*
Sedge

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SELF HEAL
* *
Self Heal
heal-all
Lanceleaf Self Heal

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SERVICE BERRY
* *
Western Service Berry

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SHOOTING STAR
* * *
Sierra shooting star Alpine shooting star (same)
 
*
Darkthroated shooting star

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SNOWBERRY
*
Mountain Snowberry

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SNOW PLANT
* * *
Snow Plant

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SORREL
* *
Mountain Sorrel

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SPICEBUSH
*
Spicebush
sweet shrub

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SPIDERWORT
*
Prairie Spiderwort

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SPIREA
* * *
Rose Spirea
meadow sweet

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STAR TULIP
* * *
Yellow Star Tulip (same) Blue Star Tulip
beavertail grass

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STARWORT
* * *
Meadow Starwort Sticky Starwort Sticky Starwort

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STEPHANOMERIA
* *
Chicory-leaved Stephanomeria
chicoryleaf wire-lettuce

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STICKSEED
* * *
Sierra Stickseed

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STONECROP
* * *
Sierra Stonecrop Pacific Stonecrop Lanceleaf Stonecrop
 
* * *
Ledge Stonecrop
kings-crown
Stonecrop Broadleaf Stonecrop

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STRAWBERRY
*
Wild Strawberry

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TEASEL
*
Fuller's Teasel
wild teasel

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THIMBLEBERRY
* * *
Thimbleberry
western thimbleberry

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THISTLE
* * *
Anderson's Thistle
rose thistle
Graygreen Thistle Elk Thistle
 
* * *
Italian Thistle Milk Thistle Snowy Thistle
 
* * *
Mountain Thistle Milk Thistle Anderson's Thistle

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TIDYTIPS
*
Sierra Tidytips

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TIGER LILY
* * *
Tiger Lily
leopard lily
Kelley's Tiger Lily Humboldt's Lily

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TREE TOBACCO
*
Tree Tobacco

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TRILLIUM
*
Pacific Trillium

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VERBENA
*
White Sand Verbena

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VETCH
* * *
Winter Vetch Spring Vetch Hairy Vetch
 
* * *
Pursh Locoweed
woolly milkvetch
(same) Freckled Milkvetch
spotted locoweed
 
*
Canada Milkvetch

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VIOLET
* * *
Goosefoot Yellow Violet Yellow Violet Western Heart's Ease
two-eyed violet

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WATER LILY
* *
Water Lily

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WESTERN WALLFLOWER
* * *
Western Wallflower
sierra wallflower

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WHISKERBRUSH
* *
Whiskerbrush

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WILLOW
* * *
Alpine Willow Sitka Willow Booth's Willow

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WINTERGREEN
* *
White-veined Wintergreen

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YAMPAH
* * *
Parish's Yampah
yampah

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YARROW
* *
Yarrow

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YERBA SANTA
* * *
Yerba Santa

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– ITALY MISCELLANEOUS –
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– UNIDENTIFIED –
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Lundy Canyon, Inyo NF Monticello, Virginia Monticello, Virginia
 
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Glacier NP, Montana Glacier NP, Montana Tahoe NF
 
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Auburn State Recreation Area Bassi Falls, Eldorado NF

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