More Yellow Flowers
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 (Grindelia aphanactis)
Blooms mid to late summer. Common in disturbed soils like along roadways or the Rio Grande.
MOUNTAIN PARSLEY (Pseudocymopterus montanus)
Blooms in mid summer. Found in the Ponderosa pine forests and the pinon-juniper woodlands.
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.
CUTLEAF CONEFLOWER (Rudbeckia laciniata)
Blooms in mid summer and continues into late summer. Found along creeksides.
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 SUE (Hymenoxys acaulis)
Late spring bloomer. Common on the mesas in the pinon-juniper woodland.
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.
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 (Agoseirs glauca)
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.
WHITE-STEMMED BLAZING STAR (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Found in disturbed soils. Blooms in mid summer.
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 (Cirsium pallidum)
Found at higher elevation area of the park such as along FS 289. Blooms in late summer.
LOUSEWORT (Pedicularis grayi)
Found in the mixed conifer forest such as along the ski trails. Blooms in mid to late summer.
NEW MEXICO YELLOW FLAX (Linum neomexicana)
FENDLER MEADOWRUE (Thalictrum fendleri)
Last updated: August 15, 2018