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A Field Guide to Colorado Wildflowers

Updated: Oct 2, 2023


From Pueblo Colorado to the alpine meadows of the Rocky Mountains, once spring comes all the flowering plants give it their all and bloom in a rainbow of colors. There are over 3000 different wildflowers that bloom throughout the season giving you over six months of opportunity to get that perfect flower photo.


We will introduce you to some of the most common Colorado wildflowers with photos we have taken and the time of year you will most likely see them so you can identify them while exploring with the Field Guide to Colorado Wildflowers. So grab your camera gear and get ready for a beautiful adventure!



Last updated: 08/15/23


COUNT: 28 - Stay tuned, more flowers to come with each outing.

Plant: Black-Eyed Susan

Blooms: June to September




​Plant: Bouncing Bet

Blooms: June to September

Note: Invasive Plant



Plant: Bractless Blazingstar

Blooms: July to September




​​Plant: Buffalobur

Blooms: June to September




Plant: Common Mullein

Blooms: June to September





Plant: Cowboy's Delight

Blooms: June to September





​​Plant: Curlycup Gumweed

Blooms: June to October




​​​Plant: Evening Primrose

Blooms: June to September





Plant: Field Bindweed

Blooms: April to September

Note: Invasive Plant and mildly toxic to grassing animals




Plant: Gayfeather

Blooms: July to October





Plant: Heath Aster

Blooms: August to October






Plant: Indian Blanket Flower

Blooms: June to September





Plant: Lacy Tansyaster

Blooms: August to September






Plant: Musk Thistle

Blooms: June to September




​​Plant: Nodding Onion

Blooms: June to August




Plant: Prairie Sunflower

Blooms: June to September




Plant: Prickly Poppy

Blooms: March to July





Plant: Richarson's Geranium

Blooms: June to August

Note: Flowers white to pale lavender with purple-pink veins



Plant: Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

Blooms: April to September





Plant: Rocky Mountain Columbine Flower

Blooms: April to June

Note: Also comes in with shades of yellow, blue, and white



​Plant: Rubber Rabbit Bush

Blooms: August to September





​​Plant: Shrubby Cinquefoil

Blooms: June to August






​Plant: Slender -flowered Scurfpea

Blooms: May to September





​Plant: Tanseyleaf Spine Aster

Blooms: June to September





​Plant: Trailing Daisy

Blooms: April to September




​Plant: Valerian

Blooms: June to September




​​Plant: Wild Blue Flax

Blooms: March to September




​​Plant: Wild Sweet Clover

Blooms: May to September





More Flowers to come with each hike.



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