Red or Orange Flowers
BUTTERFLYWEED (Asclepias tuberosa)
Common in the canyons of the mixed conifer forest and pinon-juniper woodland. Blooms mid-summer (June) in visitor center area and somewhat later (late June - early July) up-canyon.
FOOTHILLS PAINTBRUSH (Castilleja integra)
Found in the pinon-juniper forest, such as on the Frijolito Loop Trail. Blooms much of the summer.
CLARET-CUP HEDGEHOG (Echinocereus triglochidiatus)
Common in the pinon-juniper woodland, especially rocky areas. Blooms early summer (late May to early June).
FIREWHEEL (Gaillardia pulchella)
Also called Blanket Flower. Can bloom in great profusion in Frijoles Canyon, along the Main Loop Trail. Blooms all summer long, but is most abundant in early summer.
LITTLE RED COLUMBINE (Aquilegia tritermata)
Blooms early summer. Can be found in moist canyon bottoms such as Upper Frijoles Canyon.
FOUR-WING SALTBUSH (Atriplex canescens)
PINEDROP (Pterospora andromedea)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Found under pine trees, mostly in the canyons.
SCARLET BUGLER (Penstemon barbatus)
Blooms in mid to late summer. Attracts hummingbirds. Found in most areas of the park, especially in the riparian zones.
SCARLET GILIA (Ipomopsis aggregata)
Also called Skyrocket, Desert Trumpet. Blooms in early summer and then again late summer into fall. Attracts hummingbirds. Found in the canyons and on the mesas within the park.
SCARLET CREEPER (Ipomoea coccinea)
Also called Star-Glory. Present in abundance only on an intermittent basis. Vines can be numerous in the dwellings along the Main Loop Trail. Blooms in late summer.
GLOBE MALLOW (Sphaeralcea incana)
Blooms mid to late summer. Found in the pinon-juniper woodland and the Ponderosa pine forest.
PINESAP (Monotropa latisquama)
Blooms in late summer. Found in moist canyons and mixed conifer forest.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN OR WOOD LILY (lilium umbellatum)
ORANGE-FLOWERED MOUNTAIN DANDELION (Agoseris aurantiaca)
Last updated: February 24, 2015