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.

– click on any image for a high-resolution graphic and additional samples –

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AARON'S BEARD

*
Aaron's Beard

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AGOSERIS

*
Sierra Nevada Agoseris
*
(same)

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ALPINE LILY

*
Alpine Lily
sierra tiger lily
* *

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ANEMONE

*
Westerm Amemone
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

*
Baby Blue Eyes

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BALSAMROOT

*
California Balsamroot
*
Arrowleaf Balsamroot

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BEAR GRASS

*
Bear Grass
* *

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BEAUTYBERRY

*
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

*
Blow Wives

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BLUEBELL

*
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
*
Torrey's Blue Eyed Mary

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BRIDE'S BONNET

*
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

*
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

*
Smooth Cat's Ear
common cat's ear

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CEANOTHUS

*
Lemmon's Ceanothus

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CENTAURY

*
Venus Centaury
charming centaury

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CHERRY

*
Bitter Cherry

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CHICORY

*
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 Clarkis

*
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

*
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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COLTSFOOT

*
Coltsfoot

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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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CORYDALIS

*
Western Corydalis
*
(same)

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COW PARSNIP

*
Cow Parsnip
* *

* * *

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CURRANT

*
Red-flowering Currant
blood currant

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DAISIES  &  SUNFLOWERS

*
Alpine Aster
*
Fleabane
showy daisy
*
Woolly Sunflower
yarrow leaved woolly sunflower

*
Longleaf Sunflower
*
Wndering Fleabane
wandering daisy
*
Sun Ray

*
Hairy Arnica
*
English Daisy Fleabane
*
Brewer's Daisy

*
Spreading Daisy
*
Subalpine Fleabane
*
Pinzl's Fleabane

*
Cutleaf Daisy

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DANDELION

*
Dandelion
*
Mountain Dandelion
*
(same)

*
Sierra Dandelion
*
Pale Dandelion
*
Mountain Dandelion

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DEADNETTLE

*
Purple Deadnettle
*
(same)

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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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FAIRY BELL

*
Fairy Bell

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FAWN LILY

*
Fawn Lily
*
Purple Fawn Lily
*
Purple Fawn Lily

*
Oregon Fawn Lily

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FIDDLENECK

*
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

*
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

*
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
*
(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

*
Oregon Grape
* *

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GRASS OF PARNASSUS

*
Grass of Parnassus

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GROUNDCONE

*
California Groundcone

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GROUNDSEL

*
California Groundsel
*
(same)
*
Sierra Groundsel

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GUMPLANT

*
Coastal Gumplant
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
*
(same)

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HEMP AGRIMONY

*
Hemp Agrimony
*

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HESPEROCHIRON

*
Dwarf Hesperochiron

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HOLLYHOCK

*
Mountain Hollyhock
*

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HONESTY

*
Honesty
annual honesty

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HONEYSUCKLE

*
Twinberry Honeysuckle
*
California Honeysuckle
*
(same)

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HOUND'S TONGUE

*
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
rainbow iris

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JEWEL FLOWER

*
Mountain Jewel Flower
* *

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KNOTWEED

*
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

*
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

*
Silver Lupine
*
Lupine
*
Harlequin 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 Maripos 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

*
Narrowleaf Milkweed
purple milkweed

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MONARDELLA

*
Mountain Monardella
pennyroyal
*
Brewer's Monardella
purple milkweed
*
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
*
Chickweed Monkeyflower

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MONKSHOOD

*
Columbia Monkshood
western monkshood
*

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MORNING GLORY

*
Morning Glory
*
Bodega Morning Glory
*
Western Morning Glory

*
Coastal Morning Glory
*
Western Morning Glory

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MOUNTAIN MISERY

*
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

*
Field Mustard

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NIGHTSHADE

*
Blue Witch Nightshade
*

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ONION

*
Bolander's Onion
*
Twincrest Onion
*
Pacific Mountain Onion

*
Dusky Onion
sierra onion

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ORCHID

*
Calypso Orchid
Fairy Slipper

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PAINTBRUSH

*
Paintbrush
*
Lemmon's Paintbrush
*
Woolly Paintbrush

*
Wavyleaf Paintbrush
*
Great Red Paintbrush
*
Eastwood's Paintbrush

*
Wyoming Paintbrush
*
Coast Indian Paintbrush
*
Cliff Paintbrush

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PARSNIP

*
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

*
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
woods's rose
*

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RUMEX

*
Curly Dock
*
Sheep Sorrel

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SALMONBERRY

*
Pacific Salmonberry
*
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
*

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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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SNOW QUEEN

*
Snow Queen
*

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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
*
(same)

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STEPHANOMERIA

*
Chicory-leaved Stephanomeria
*

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STICKSEED

*
Sierra Stickseed
* *

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STONECROP

*
Sierra Stonecrop
*
Pacific Stonecrop
*
Lanceleaf Stonecrop

*
Ledge Stonecrop
kings-crown
*
Pacific Stonecrop
*
Broadleaf Stonecrop

*
Broadleaf Stonecrop
red-flowered stonecrop
*
(same)
*
(same)

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STRAWBERRY

*
Wild Strawberry

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TEASEL

*
Fuller's Teasel
wild teasel

---
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

---
TREE TOBACCO

*
Tree Tobacco

---
TRILLIUM

*
Pacific Trillium
*
Western Trillium
*
(same)

---
VERBENA

*
White Sand Verbena

---
VETCH

*
Winter Vetch
*
Spring Vetch
*
Hairy Vetch

*
Pursh Locoweed
woolly milkvetch
*
(same)
*
Freckled Milkvetch
spotted locoweed

*
Canada Milkvetch
spotted locoweed

---
VIOLET

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

---
WATER LILY

*
Water Lily
*

---
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

*
Common Yarrow
*

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YERBA SANTA

*
Yerba Santa
* *

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ITALY MISCELLANEOUS

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– UNIDENTIFIED –

*
Lundy Canyon, Inyo NF
*
Monticello, Virginia
*
Monticello, Virginia

*
Glacier NP, Montana
*
Glacier NP, Montana
*
Tahoe NF, Georgetown

*
Auburn State Rec Area
*
Bassi Falls, Eldorado NF

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