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Blue and Purple Flowers

The following thumbnail photographs are arranged alphabetically by
scientific family name, then by genus, and lastly by species name


Click on a thumbnail for enlarged photographs and descriptive information.

The scientific names of the families shown on this page are:
Campanulaceae, Commelinaceae, Fabaceae, Gentianaceae

Click the following links for more families with blue thumbnail photographs:
Apocynaceae - Asteraceae
Boraginaceae - Brassicaceae
 
Iridaceae - Oxalidaceae 
Plantaginaceae - Violaceae

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Campanulaceae
(Bellflower Family)

Campanulaceae
(Bellflower Family)

Commelinaceae
(Spiderwort Family)

Commelinaceae
(Spiderwort Family)

Commelina dianthifolia
Campanula
parryi
Campanula
rotundifolia
Commelina dianthifolia Tradescantia occidentalis
Parry's Harebell Harebell Dayflower Spiderwort

 

Astragalus species are called by various common names, especially "Vetch", "Milk Vetch", and "Locoweed:.

 

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Astragalus agrestis
Astragalus ceramicus variety ceramicus
Astragalus agrestis Astragalus alpinus Astragalus calycosus Astragalus ceramicus
variety ceramicus

 

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Astragalus tenellus
Astragalus desperatus Astragalus humillimus Astragalus multiflorus
(Astragalus tenellus)

 

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Astragalus wingatanus
Astragalus naturitensis Astragalus nuttallianus Astragalus wingatanus

 

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Lupinus brevicaulis
Lupinus caespitosus
Lupinus argenteus Lupinus brevicaulis Lupinus caespitosus
Silvery Lupine Short-stemmed Lupine Matted Lupine

 

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Fabaceae
(Pea Family)

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)

Lupinus kingii
Lupinus polyphyllus
Lupinus kingii Lupinus prunophilus Lupinus pusillus

Medicago sativa

King's Lupine Chokecherry Lupine Small Lupine

Alfalfa

 

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)

Fabaceae
(Pea Family)
Oxytropis deflexa variety foliolosa
Oxytropis parryi

Oxytropis deflexa variety foliolosa

Oxytropis deflexa variety sericea

Oxytropis parryi

Sophora stenophylla
Alpine Reclining Locoweed Silky Reclining Locoweed Parry's Locoweed Silvery Sophora

 

Gentianaceae
(Gentian Family)

Gentianaceae
(Gentian Family)

Gentianaceae
(Gentian Family)

Gentiana prostrata

Gentiana affinis

Gentiana parryi

Siberian Gentian, Moss Gentian

Bottle Gentian

Parry's Mountain Gentian

 

Gentianaceae
(Gentian Family)

Gentianaceae
(Gentian Family)

Gentianaceae
(Gentian Family)

Gentianaceae
(Gentian Family)

Gentianella amarella
(G. acuta and
G. heterosepala)

Gentianopsis thermalis

Gentianopsis barbellata

Swertia perennis

Little Gentian

Fringed Gentian

Little Fringed Gentian

Star Gentian

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