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Utah Weeds and Wildflowers




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Click on one of the habitats shown here, or on one of the individual names listed below, and view photos of some typical plants you might see as you travel around the state of Utah.

   Some are "weeds" and some are "wildflowers".
   Some are common and some are more unusual.
   Some are very beautiful -- and others are not.

I hope the photos will help you identify the plants you find, and make your travels more interesting and enjoyable.



Columbine from a High Mountain Garden
High Mountain Gardens
  -- Wasatch and Uinta Mountains

High Mountain Habitat
  (above 8,000 ft)


Aspen, Quaking
Asters and Daisies
Bittercress
Bluebells
Bog Orchid
Buckwheat
Buttercups
Cinquefoil
Columbine
Coneflower
Coral Bells
Elderberry, Red
Elephant Head
Everlasting, Pearly
Fern, Bracken
Fir, Subalpine
Fireweed
Flax, King (yellow)
Fuchsia, Wild
Gentian, Showy Green
Geranium
Gilia
Hellebore, False
Ivesia
Jacob's Ladder
Larkspur
Lettuce, Miner's
Lupine
Meadow Rue
Monkey Flower
Monkshood
Owlclover
Paintbrush
Parnassia, Fringed
Parsnip, Cow
Pennyroyal, Mountain
Pentstemon
Pine, Limber
Pine, Ponderosa
Primrose, Parry's
Saxifrage, Brook
Senecio
Shooting Star
Snowberry
Spruce, Englemann
Stonecrop
Sunflower, Little
Thistle, Mountain
Twinberry
Valerian, Edible
Violet, Mountain
Yarrow



A Sego Lily from Utah's Foothills
Streamsides and Foothill Scrubland

Foothills and Streamsides
  (~5,000 to 8,000 ft)  


Balsamroot
Bitterbrush
Broom Snakeweed
Cactus, Pincushion
Cliffrose
Cottonwood, Narrow-Leaf
Cryptantha
Currant, Golden
Dogwood, Red Osier
Evening Primrose
Flax, Orange
Globemallow
Goldenrod
Grass, Grama
Grass, Indian Ricegrass
Grass, Needle & Thread
Grass Widows
Greasewood
Halogeton
Horsemint
Hound's Tongue
Iris, Rocky Mountain
Ivy, Poison
Juniper
Lily, Death Camas
Lily, Dog-Tooth Violet
Lily, Fritillaria
Lily, Sego
Loco Weed
Mahogany, Mountain
Maple
Mule Ears
Nettle, Stinging
Oak
Oregon Grape
Pinyon
Prince's Plume
Rushpink
Saltbush, Four-Wing
Senecio or Groundsel
Solomon Seal, False
Squaw Bush
Tamarisk
Violet, Canada
Virgin's Bower
Wallflower
Waterleaf
Willow, Sandbar
Winterfat
Wirelettuce
Woollybase
Yucca


Utah Scenery



Prickly Poppy on a Utah Roadside
Roadside Wildflowers and Weeds

Roadside Plants
  (~4,000 to 6,000 ft)


Alfalfa
Apache Plume
Arrowgrass
Beeplants
Bindweed
Blazing-Star
Boxelder
Buckwheat, Fremont's
Buffaloberry
Butter 'n Eggs (Toadflax)
Cactus, Prickly Pear
Cattail
Chickweed
Chicory
Chokecherry
Clover, Sweet
Cottonwood, Fremont
Daisies
Dandelion
Datura, Sacred
Dock, Curly
Elderberry, Blue
Flax, Blue
Gilia, Scarlet
Goldeneye
Goldenpea
Gumweed
Lupine, White
Mahonia (Fremont Barberry)
Mallow, Common (Cheeses)
Milkweed
Mormon Tea
Mullein
Mustard, Blue
Pentstemon, Eaton's
Phlox
Poppy, Prickly
Rabbitbrush
Reed, Common
Rose, Wild
Russian Olive
Sagebrush
Salsify
Serviceberry
Storksbill
Sunflower
Teasel
Thistles
Violet, Blue
Waterhemlock
White Top
Woad, Dyers

Note: Many of these plants may be seen in more than one of the arbitrary habitat groups shown here. You might notice them in different places at different times of the year, blooming earlier in the valleys and later in the high mountains where the snow lingers longer.

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