April Flowers

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ACERACEAE (Maple Family)
Acer negundo
BOXELDER
 
AGAVACEAE (Yucca Family)
Yucca harrimaniae
HARRIMAN'S YUCCA
 
The base is a bunch of long pointed green leaves with a stalk of drooping white and pink flowers growing out of it

  

ANACARDIACEAE (Cashew Family)
Rhus aromatica
SKUNKBUSH
 
APIACEAE (Carrot Family)
Cymopterus acaulis var. fendleri
FENDLER'S SPRING-PARSLEY
 
Tiny little yellow flowers grow in bunches on a green stalk

  

APIACEAE (Carrot Family)
Cymopterus newberryi
SWEETROOT SPRING-PARSLEY
 
Tiny yellow flowers grown with leafy green leaves

  

APIACEAE (Carrot Family)
Cymopterus purpurascens
WIDEWING SPRING-PARSLEY
 
APIACEAE (Carrot Family)
Cymopterus purpureus var. purpureus
PURPLE SPRING-PARSLEY
 
APIACEAE (Carrot Family)
Lomatium latilobum
CANYONLANDS BISCUITROOT
 
APIACEAE (Carrot Family)
Lomatium parryi
PARRY'S BISCUITROOT
 
 
Bright white star shaped flowers with yellow centers
APOCYNACEAE (Dogbane Family)
Amsonia tomentosa
TOMENTOSE AMSONIA
 
Light yellow star shaped flower with little shapes around center that look like pink soft seeds.
ASCLEPIADACEAE (Milkweed Family)
Asclepias cryptoceras
PALLID MILKWEED
 
Two photos. The top is a flower with 5 rounded petals in a light yellow color. The bottom shows a cluster of many of this flower in a rounded shape.
ASCLEPIADACEAE (Milkweed Family)
Asclepias macrosperma
DWARF MILKWEED
 
Top photo shows a closeup of a green and yellow bulbous flower. The bottom photos shows the full plant which is mainly green growth scattered with the yellow flowers.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Artemisia spinescens
BUDSAGE
 
A delicate looking 5 point star shaped flower growing in a cluster.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Chaenactis stevioides
STEVIA DUSTY-MAIDEN
 
Two white flowers with long drooping petals. Over 10 petals surround a fuzzy yellow center.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Chaetopappa ericoides
ROSE-HEATH
 
Bright yellow flowers with long thin petals ending in a point, like a starburst.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Chrysopsis villosa
HAIRY GOLDENASTER
 
Flowers growing in bunches with bright yellow centers surrounded by thin long white petals.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Erigeron pulcherrimus
BASIN DAISY
 
Flower with numerous thin long white petals surrounding a yellow center.
ASATERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Erigeron utahensis
UTAH DAISY
 
A flower with a dark brown center is surrounded by short yellow petals with three lobes on the end.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Gaillardia pinnatifida
HOPI BLANKETFLOWER
 
Top image is a flower with an orange center surrounded by 9 yellow petals. Bottom image is the same flower but you can see it growing on a green stem.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Haplopappus armerioides
THRIFTY GOLDENWEED
 
Flower with a large dark brown center surrounded by yellow petals
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Helianthus annuus
COMMON SUNFLOWER
 
A flower with a dark brown center surrounded by yellow petals against a blue sky
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Helianthus petiolaris
PRAIRIE SUNFLOWER
 
Growing on a green stem is a yellow flower made up of tiny little petals. Little trumpet shaped blooms are growing out of the main yellow part.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Hymenopappus filifolius
HYALINEHERB
 
Little yellow flowers on a green stem grow out of a leafy green base.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Hymenoxys acaulis
STEMLESS WOOLLYBASE
 
A flower with a yellow center surrounded by thin long purple petals. There are more than 20 petals making up the flower.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Machaeranthera canescens
HOARY SPINE ASTER
 
Yellow flowers on tall green stems with oval leaves at base of plant.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Platyschkuhria integrifolia
NAKEDSTEM BAHIA
 
Dark green leaves, low to ground with tall stems pointing up with small yellow flowers on them.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Senecio multilobatus
UINTA GROUNDSEL
Multiple white flowers with oval-shaped petals coming to a point. The center of the flower is  yellowish orange color. Leaves are dark green ovals with a lighter shade around the edge.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Townsendia incana
SILVERY TOWNSENDIA
 
Two photos. Top photo is closeup of a large yellow flower with multiple pointed petals and a darker yellow center. Bottom photo is of a green plant with many of the same yellow flowers at the top pf tall stems.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Wyethia scabra
ROUGH MULESEARS
 
Two photos of similar flowers. Top one is a white flower with yellowish-orange center. Bottom photo is a pale pink flower with a yellowish-orange center. Petals taper at the tips.
ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)
Xylorhiza venusta
CISCO WOODY ASTER
 
Closeup of several bright yellow flowers with circular petals and a darker yellow center.
BERBERIDACEAE (Barberry Family)
Mahonia fremontii
FREMONT'S MAHONIA
 
Tiny white flowers with green hairy leaves that taper to a point.
BORAGINACEAE (Borage Family)
Cryptantha crassisepala
PLAINS CRYPTANTH
 
Yellow flower with five rounded petals and a slightly darker yellow center. Blurred green and brown background.
BORAGINACEAE (Borage Family)
Cryptantha flava
YELLOW CRYPTANTH
 
White flowers with five round petals and a yellow center that looks like a smaller flower.
BORAGINACEAE (Borage Family)
Cryptantha flavoculata
YELLOW-EYE CRYPTANTH
 
Tiny five petalled white flowers on a green stem with hairs or fuzz on it.
BORAGINACEAE (Borage Family)
Cryptantha pterocarya
WING-NUT CRYPTANTH
 
Five white flowers with rounded petals on a silvery green plant with lobed leaves.
BORAGINACEAE (Borage Family)
Cryptantha tenuis
SLENDER CRYPTANTH
Five petalled white flower with waxy green leaves that are pointed.
BORAGINACEAE (Borage Family)
Lappula occidentalis
WESTERN STICKSEED
 
Large yellow flower with five petals. Petals have small serrated edges.
BORAGINACEAE (Borage Family)
Lithospermum incisum
SHOWY STONESEED
 
Small pink flowers with four petals on a dark brown stem with a reddish orange background.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Arabis perennans
COMMON ROCKCRESS
 
Pink flowers with four petals on green stems with a reddish orange blurred background.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Arabis pulchra
PRETTY ROCKCRESS
 
Multiple pink flowers with four petals and a blurred green background.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Chorispora tenella
MUSK MUSTARD
 
Two photos. Top photo shows cluster of bright yellow flowers on top of tall green stems. Second photo is of a green leafed plant with small yellow flowers on it.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Descurainia sophia
FLIXWEED
 
Several white flowers with four rounded petals and a small yellow center with a blurred orange background.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Dithyrea wislizenii
SPECTACLE-POD
 
White flowers on a reddish green stem with several dark green waxy leaves at the base. Soil is an orange color surrounding the plant.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Draba cuneifolia
WEDGELEAF
 
Yellow flowers with four rounded petals each on a silvery green stem with thin, tapered leaves. Background is a orangish, red rocky soil.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Erysimum asperum
WALLFLOWER
Two photos of s plant covered with small white flowers. Flowers have four rounded petals each and grow in bunches.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Lepidium montanum
MOUNTAIN PEPPERPLANT
 
Close up of a flower with four petals. Petals go from a light greenish color in the center to white to a purplish-pink color on their tips.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Malcolmia africana
AFRICAN MUSTARD
 
Multiple small yellow flowers. Flowers have four rounded petals. Leaves of plant are broad and large.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Physaria acutifolia
RYDBERG'S TWINPOD
 
Small white flowers with four rounded petals.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Sisymbrium altissimum
TUMBLING MUSTARD
 
Plant with long slender leaves. At top of stems are multiple tiny yellow flowers that form a cone shape. Blurred background is a orangish rocky surface.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Stanleya pinnata
PRINCE'S PLUME
 
Plant with a couple yellowish-white flowers. Several flower buds are a deep purple in color. Blurry reddish-orange background.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Streptanthella longirostris
BEAKPOD NIPPLETWIST
 
Tall skinny plant with silvery green, oval shaped leaves at the base and small purple flowers along its tall stem.
BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)
Streptanthus cordatus
HEARTLEAF TWISTFLOWER
 
Bright red flower with multiple petals forming a cup shape on top of a cactus.
CACTACEAE (Cactus Family)
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
CLARETCUP
 
Yellowish-green flower with multiple waxy petals forming a cup shape on a cactus.
CACTACEAE (Cactus Family)
Opuntia phaecantha
BERRY PRICKLYPEAR
Two photos, one with a bright yellow and then the other with a bright pink flower, both with multiple paper thin petals that form a cup shape on a cactus.
CACTACEAE (Cactus Family)
Opuntia polyacantha
CENTRAL PRICKLYPEAR
 
Two pink flowers with multiple petals forming a cup shape on a cactus.
CACTACEAE (Cactus Family)
Sclerocactus whipplei
WHIPPLE'S FISHHOOK
 
Cluster of small yellow flowers along a green stem.
CAPPARACEAE (Caper Family)
Cleome lutea
YELLOW BEEPLANT
 
Plant with long tubular flowers in a purplish-pink color with rounded green leaves on a brown stem.
CAPRIFOLIACEAE (Honeysuckle Family)
Symphoricarpos longiflorus
LONGFLOWER SNOWBERRY
 
Plant with multiple yellowish brown flowers with silvery green leaves.
CHENOPODIACEAE (Goosefoot Family)
Atriplex canescens
FOUR-WING SALTBUSH
 
Plant with multiple yellowish brown flowers with silvery green leaves.
CHENOPODIACEAE (Goosefoot Family)
Atriplex confertifolia
SHADSCALE
 
Plant with green oval shaped leaves and small clusters of white flowers.
CHENOPODIACEAE (Goosefoot Family)
Grayia spinosa
SPINY HOPSAGE
 
Yellow bud-like flowers along a bright green stem with waxy green leaves.
CHENOPODIACEAE (Goosefoot Family)
Zuckia brandegei
SILTBUSH
 
White trumpet shaped flowers with dark green oval leaves.
CONVOLVULACEAE (Convolvulus Family)
Convolvulus arvensis
BINDWEED
Evergreen needles with pale purple berries
CUPRESSACEAE (Cypress Family)
Juniperus osteosperma
UTAH JUNIPER
 
Tiny yellow flowers along a silvery green stem. Leaves are oval shaped.
ELAEAGNACEAE (Oleaster Family)
Elaeagnus angustifolia
RUSSIAN OLIVE
 
Bluish-green stems with brown cones and small yellow flowers.
EPHEDRACEAE (Jointfir Family)
Ephedra torreyana
TORREY'S MORMON TEA
 
Green stalks with brownish yellow cones on them with small yellow flowers blooming from the cones.
EPHEDRACEAE (Jointfir Family)
Ephedra viridis
MORMON TEA
 
Mat like plant with small white edged flowers. Deep red colored stems.
EUPHORBIACEAE (Spurge Family)
Chamaesyce fendleri
FENDLER'S SPURGE
 
Mat like plant with small yellow flowers and narrow green leaves
EUPHORBIACEAE (Spurge Family)
Euphorbia brachycera
SHORTHORN SPURGE
 
Deep purple and magenta flowers that are cupped and lighter in center.
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Astragalus amphioxys
CRESCENT MILKVETCH
 
Small purplish pink flowers along a green stem with thin tapered leaves.
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Astragalus ceramicus
PAINTED MILKVETCH
 
Multiple bell-shaped purple flowers.
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Astragalus desperatus
RIMROCK MILKVETCH
Multiple small pinkish purple flowers along a green stem.
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Astragalus lentiginosus
FRECKLED MILKVETCH
 
Plant with hairy stems and leaves and flowers that are pinkish purple that flare at the ends.
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Astragalus mollissimus
WOOLLY LOCOWEED
 
Plant with long, tubular, light yellow flowers in thick dangling cluster with a woody stem.
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Astragalus praelongus
STINKING MILKVETCH
 
Fabaceae_Hedysarum_boreale2
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Hedysarum boreale
NORTHERN SWEETVETCH
 
Fabaceae_Lupinus_pusillus2
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Lupinus pusillus
DWARF LUPINE
 
Fabaceae_Melilotus_officinalis2
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Melilotus officinalis
YELLOW SWEET-CLOVER
 
Fabaceae_Sophora_stenophylla2
FABACEAE (Pea Family)
Sophora stenophylla
SILVERY SOPHORA
 
Fagaceae_Quercus_havardii2
FAGACEAE (Beech Family)
Quercus havardii
SHINNERY OAK
 
Fumariaceae_Corydalis_aurea2
FUMARIACEAE (Bleedingheart Family)
Corydalis aurea
GOLDEN CORYDALIS
Gentianaceae_Swertia_utahensis2
GENTIANACEAE (Gentian Family)
Swertia utahensis
UTAH SWERTIA
 
Geraniaceae_Erodium_cicutarium2
GERANIACEAE (Geranium Family)
Erodium cicutarium
STORKSBILL
 
Hydrophyllaceae_Phacelia_crenulata2
HYDROPHYLLACEAE (Waterleaf Family)
Phacelia crenulata
SCORPIONWEED
 
Lamiaceae_Poliomintha_incana2
LAMIACEAE (Mint Family)
Poliomintha incana
ROSEMARY MINT
 
Liliaceae_Allium_textile2
LILIACEAE (Lily Family)
Allium textile
PRAIRIE WILD ONION
 
Liliaceae_Androstephium_breviflorum2
LILIACEAE (Lily Family)
Androstephium breviflorum
FUNNEL LILY
 
Liliaceae_Calochortus_nuttallii4
LILIACEAE (Lily Family)
Calochortus nuttallii
SEGO LILY
 
Loasaceae_Mentzelia_sp2
LOASACEAE (Loasa Family)
Mentzelia sp.
BLAZING STAR
 
Malvaceae_Sphaeralcea_coccinea2
MALVACEAE (Mallow Family)
Sphaeralcea coccinea
SCARLET GLOBEMALLOW
Malvaceae_Sphaeralcea_leptophylla2
MALVACEAE (Mallow Family)
Sphaeralcea leptophylla
SLENDERLEAF GLOBEMALLOW
 
Malvaceae_Sphaeralcea_parvifolia2
MALVACEAE (Mallow Family)
Sphaeralcea parvifolia
SMALL-LEAF GLOBEMALLOW
 
Nyctaginaceae_Abronia_fragrans2
NYCTAGINACEAE (Four O'Clock Family)
Abronia fragrans
SAND-VERBENA
 
Nyctaginaceae_Allionia_incarnata2
NYCTAGINACEAE (Four O'Clock Family)
Allionia incarnata
TRAILING WINDMILLS
 
Oleaceae_Fraxinus_anomala2
OLEACEAE (Olive Family)
Fraxinus anomala
SINGLELEAF ASH
 
Onagraceae_Oenothera_caespitosa2
ONAGRACEAE (Evening-primrose Family)
Oenothera caespitosa
DWARF EVENING-PRIMROSE
 
Onagraceae_Oenothera_longissima2
ONAGRACEAE (Evening-primrose Family)
Oenothera longissima
BRIDGES EVENING-PRIMROSE
 
Onagraceae_Oenothera_pallida2
ONAGRACEAE (Evening-primrose Family)
Oenothera pallida
PALE EVENING-PRIMROSE
 
Orchidaceae_Epipactus_gigantea2
ORCHIDACEAE (Orchid Family)
Epipactus gigantea
GIANT EPIPACTUS
Plantaginaceae_Plantago_patagonica2
PLANTAGINACEAE (Plantain Family)
Plantago patagonica
WOOLLY PLANTAIN
 
Polemoniaceae_Phlox_austromontana2
POLEMONIACEAE (Phlox Family)
Phlox austromontana
DESERT PHLOX
 
Polygonaceae_Eriogonum_alatum2
POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat Family)
Eriogonum alatum
WINGED BUCKWHEAT
 
Polygonaceae_Eriogonum_bicolor2
POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat Family)
Eriogonum bicolor
PRETTY BUCKWHEAT
 
Polygonaceae_Eriogonum_inflatum2
POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat Family)
Eriogonum inflatum
DESERT TRUMPET
 
Polygonaceae_Eriogonum_microthecum2
POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat Family)
Eriogonum microthecum
SLENDER BUCKWHEAT
 
Polygonaceae_Eriogonum_ovalifolium2
POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat Family)
Eriogonum ovalifolium
CUSHION BUCKWHEAT
 
Polygonaceae_Rumex_hymenosepalus3
POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat Family)
Rumex hymenosepalus
CANAIGRE
 
Primulaceae_Primula_specuicola2
PRIMULACEAE (Primrose Family)
Primula specuicola
CAVE PRIMROSE
Ranunculaceae_Aquilegia_micrantha2
RANUNCULACEAE (Buttercup Family)
Aquilegia micrantha
ALCOVE COLUMBINE
 
Ranunculaceae_Delphinium_nuttallianum2
RANUNCULACEAE (Buttercup Family)
Delphinium nuttallianum
BILOBE LARKSPUR
 
Ranunculaceae_Ranunculus_testiculatus2
RANUNCULACEAE (Buttercup Family)
Ranunculus testiculatus
BUR BUTTERCUP
 
Rhamnaceae_Rhamnus_betulifolia2
RHAMNACEAE (Buckthorn Family)
Rhamnus betulifolia
BIRCHLEAF BUCKTHORN
 
Rosaceae_Amelanchier_utahensis2
ROSACEAE (Rose Family)
Amelanchier utahensis
UTAH SERVICEBERRY
 
Rosaceae_Cercocarpus_intricatus2
ROSACEAE (Rose Family)
Cercocarpus intricatus
DWARF MOUNTAIN-MAHOGANY
 
Rosaceae_Cercocarpus_montanus2
ROSACEAE (Rose Family)
Cercocarpus montanus
ALDER-LEAF MOUNTAIN-MAHOGANY
 
Rosaceae_Coleogyne_ramosissima2
ROSACEAE (Rose Family)
Coleogyne ramosissima
BLACKBRUSH
 
Rosaceae_Purshia_mexicana2
ROSACEAE (Rose Family)
Purshia mexicana
CLIFFROSE
Salicaceae_Populus_fremontii4
SALICACEAE (Willow Family)
Populus fremontii
FREMONT'S COTTONWOOD
 
Santalaceae_Comandra_umbellata2
SANTALACEAE (Sandalwood Family)
Comandra umbellata
BASTARD TOADFLAX
 
Saxifragaceae_Fendlera_rupicola2
SAXIFRAGACEAE (Saxifrage Family)
Fendlera rupicola
FENDLERBUSH
 
Scrophulariaceae_Castilleja_chromosa2
SCROPHULARIACEAE (Figwort Family)
Castilleja chromosa
COMMON PAINTBRUSH
 
Scrophulariaceae_Penstemon_cyanocaulis2
SCROPHULARIACEAE (Figwort Family)
Penstemon cyanocaulis
BLUESTEM PENSTEMON
 
Scrophulariaceae_Penstemon_eatonii2
SCROPHULARIACEAE (Figwort Family)
Penstemon eatonii
EATON'S PENSTEMON
 
Scrophulariaceae_Penstemon_utahensis2
SCROPHULARIACEAE (Figwort Family)
Penstemon utahensis
UTAH PENSTEMON
 
Tamaricaceae_Tamarix_chinensis2
TAMARICACEAE (Tamarisk Family)
Tamarix chinensis
TAMARISK
 
Ulmaceae_Ulmus_pumila2
ULMACEAE (Elm Family)
Ulmus pumila
SIBERIAN ELM

Last updated: July 30, 2022

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