More Yellow Flowers

new mexico olive

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NEW MEXICO OLIVE (Forestiera neomexicana)
Tall brambly bush. Blooms in early to mid spring. Flowers are followed by a purplish fruit. Most common bush in the visitor center area of Frijoles Canyon.
 
gumweed

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GUMWEED (Grindelia aphanactis)
Blooms mid to late summer. Common in disturbed soils like along roadways or the Rio Grande.
 
mountain parsley

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MOUNTAIN PARSLEY (Pseudocymopterus montanus)
Blooms in mid summer. Found in the Ponderosa pine forests and the pinon-juniper woodlands.
 
black eyed susans

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BLACK-EYED SUSAN (Rudbeckia hirta)
Blooms in mid summer. Found in moist canyons or higher elevation. Can be seen near Upper Crossing in Frijoles Canyon or along FS 289.
 
coneflowers

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CUTLEAF CONEFLOWER (Rudbeckia laciniata)
Blooms in mid summer and continues into late summer. Found along creeksides.
 
sunflower pair

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SUNFLOWER (Helianthus spp)
Blooms mid summer and into early fall. Found in disturbed soils like along roadways but also on mesas and in Frijoles Canyon.
 
perky sues

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PERKY SUE (Hymenoxys acaulis)
Late spring bloomer. Common on the mesas in the pinon-juniper woodland.
 
cinqfoil

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CINQUEFOIL (Potentilla spp)
There are several species found throughout the park. Some bloom in early spring while others bloom much later in the summer. Always yellow with five petals.
 
blooming mountain mahogany

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MOUNTAIN MAHOGANY (Cercocarpus montanus)
Blooms in early spring. Petal-less flowers are followed by twisted, fuzzy fruit. Small, upright bush found in the Pinon-Juniper Woodland.
 
pale Mountain dandelion

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PALE MOUNTAIN DANDELION (Agoseirs glauca)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Mostly found in high mountain meadows but has been found along the Main Loop Trail.

 
buttercup

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BUTTERCUP (Ranunculus spp)
A number of different species can be found in the park. Most have 5 yellow petals. Found along moist streams or in wet areas. Most bloom in early to mid summer.
 
blazing star

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WHITE-STEMMED BLAZING STAR (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Found in disturbed soils. Blooms in mid summer.
 
nodding sunflower

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NODDING WOOD-SUNFLOWER (Helianthella quinquinervis)
Found in open meadows in the higher elevations of the park such as at Alamo Boundary Trail. Blooms in mid to late summer.
 
pale thistle with butterfly

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PALE THISTLE (Cirsium pallidum)
Found at higher elevation area of the park such as along FS 289. Blooms in late summer.
 
lousewort

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LOUSEWORT (Pedicularis grayi)
Found in the mixed conifer forest such as along the ski trails. Blooms in mid to late summer.
 
yellow flax

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NEW MEXICO YELLOW FLAX (Linum neomexicana)
Thin plant with small yellow/orange flowers that bloom in early to late spring. Found in the Pinon-Juniper woodlands.

 
meadow rhue

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FENDLER MEADOWRUE (Thalictrum fendleri)
Common along the Main Loop Trail and Upper Frijoles Canyon. Also at higher elevations such as along Cerro Grande Route. Blooms in mid summer.

 

Last updated: August 15, 2018

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