More Pink or Purple Flowers
CHIMINGBELLS (Mertensia lanceolata)
One of several flowers that is also called Bluebells. Early to mid spring bloomer found in moist canyons. Often one of the first flowers of the spring to bloom in the riparian zones.
FRANCISCAN BLUEBELLS (Mertensia franciscana)
Blooms mid to late summer. Found along streams like in Frijoles Canyon.
VINING FOUR-O'CLOCK (Mirabilis oxybaphoides)
Vine blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and in Frijoles Canyon.
JAMES GERANIUM (Geranium caespitosum)
Starts blooming in mid summer and continues throughout the rest of summer and early fall. Common in the Ponderosa pine and Mixed Conifer forests.
PURPLE WALLFLOWER (Sisymbrium linearifolium)
Blooms in late summer. Common in Frijoles Canyon, other riparian areas, and sometimes on the mesatops.
SILVERLEAF NIGHTSHADE (Solanum elaeagnifolium)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Common in the pinon-juniper woodland and along the Rio Grande.
PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER (Petalostemum purpureum)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found along roadsides in the pinon-juniper woodlands.
TOWNSEND'S ASTER (Townsendia incana)
PASQUE FLOWER (Pulsatilla ludoviciana)
Blooms early spring. Found in the canyons of the Ponderosa pine forests.
PALE BLUE TRUMPET (Ipomopsis longiflora)
Blooms in late summer and through fall. Common in Frijoles Canyon and along roads and trails.
DOTTED GAYFEATHER (Liatris punctata)
Blooms in late summer and into fall. Common in the pinon-juniper woodland. Can be seen on Burnt Mesa Trail.
NODDING ONION (Allium cernuum)
Bloom from early summer throughout summer and into autumn. May be found in all parts of the park except the lowest elevations.
TALL LUPINE (Lupinus spp.)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and can be seen on Burnt Mesa trail.
COSMOS (Cosmos parviflorus)
Similar to garden grown cosmos but smaller. Blooms in mid to late summer and may be found in disturbed soils such as along roadways or in canyons. Can be seen on Burnt Mesa trail.
NEW MEXICO LOCUST (Robinia neomexicana)
Short, shrubby, and extremely thorny tree that forms thickets. Blooms in late spring to early summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and Ponderosa pine forest.
LOCOWEED (Astragalus spp)
DESERT VERBENA (Verbena wrightii)
WIRE-LETTUCE (Stephanomeria spp)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland.
SHOOTING STAR (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found at moist meadows at higher elevation such as Cerro Grande trail.
Last updated: February 24, 2015