Links for Flora of   Colorado,   New Mexico,   Arizona,   Utah

Links for Four Corners Flora and Conservation

Links for National and International Flora and Conservation 

Links for Pollinators

Links for Botanical Supplies

Links for Suppliers of seeds, plants, plant-based soaps


Native Plant Societies 
of the Four Corners States

Native Plant Society of New Mexico

Arizona Native Plant Society

Utah Native Plant Society 

Colorado Native Plant Society


Flora and Tourism
Web Sites for Colorado, New Mexico,
and Utah


Weber and Wittman's Catalog of Colorado Flora 
Checklist of Vascular Plants of Colorado
Rocky Mountain Herbarium

Checklist of Vascular Flora,
Yucca House National Monument

 Colorado State's Herbarium 
Virtual Herbarium of Intermountain Flora

Colorado Rare Plants List

Colorado Botanists and Explorers

Eastern Colorado Wildflower Photos
 Colorado State Wildflower Photo Album
Durango Wildflowers 
Front Range Wildflowers 
Wildflowers of Colorado 

Trees of Colorado

Bear Smart Durango 

Colorado Riparian Association 
Denver Botanic Gardens

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

Colorado Natural Areas Program 
Colorado Natural Heritage Program

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Colorado Noxious Weed Program 
Colorado Weed Management Association

Poisonous Plants of Colorado

Gardening and Horticulture in Western Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park 
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
San Juan National Forest

Cortez, Colorado    Durango, Colorado    
Rico, Colorado
      Telluride, Colorado 
Cortez Cultural Center 
Southern Ute Indian Tribe 
Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe

Mesa Verde Country

Colorado Fourteeners Protection Initiative 
San Juan Mountains Association
San Juan Mountain Studies Institute
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Southwest Ultralight Backpacking

The Colorado Trail 
Durango Seniors Outdoors
Durango Nature Studies

Kelly Place B&B and Archaeology and Education Center

Crow Canyon Archaeology Center
Redwood Llama Wilderness Trips

New Mexico

Checklist of New Mexico Flora (by Kelly Allred)
 New Mexico Flora 
(Patrick Alexander's web site) 
New Mexico Flores (Gene Jercinovic's web site)
New Mexico Rare Plant Guide
Flora of Southwest New Mexico (Russ Kleinman's web site)

Native Plant Society of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Herbarium 

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Albuquerque

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Farmington, New Mexico    Gallup, New Mexico



Vascular Plants of Arizona (Canotia)

Flora of Southwest Arizona

Sonoran Desert Naturalist
Southeast Arizona Wildflowers

Arizona Native Plant Society

University of Arizona Herbarium

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson 
Flagstaff Arboretum

Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden

Southern Arizona Wildflower Information

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine 

Desert Tropicals

Canyon De Chelly National Monument
Navajo Indian Tribe 
Navajo Nation Tourism



Utah Native Plant Society 
Utah Rare Plants

Utah State University Herbarium

Range Plants of Utah

Red Butte Garden, U. of Utah, Salt Lake City

Capitol Reef Wildflowers
Weeds and Wildflowers of Utah
Wild Utah
Desert Plants of Utah 
Utah Wildflowers

Arches National Park 
Flower Guide to Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands Plant Checklist
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 
Natural Bridges National Monument

Blanding, Utah

Bluff, Utah    Moab, Utah



Four Corners States Conservation
& Tourism

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance 
Colorado Environmental Coalition

San Juan Mountains Association
San Juan Citizens Alliance
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
Grand Canyon Trust

Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program

The Nature Conservancy of Colorado 
The Nature Conservancy of New Mexico
The Nature Conservancy of Arizona
The Nature Conservancy of Utah

The Wilderness Society

Four Corners States Tourism

See the Southwest

The American Southwest

National and International
and General Flora

Biota of North America Project 
(40 year project to give county by county records of all plants in the U.S. and Canada.  150,000 photographs, rarity status, keys, etc.  Much information is now being put on-line and the complete project will be available on a DVD soon.
BONAP is the most up to date authority for plant names
and plant distributions and is the ultimate
authority for plant names and distributions for this web site.)

Wildflower Search Engine (Excellent information and photos for ~8,000 western flowers. For the lay wildflower lover and the avid botanist.)

Flora of North America Database
(Keys to and description of all North American plants. 
No photographs.  Expected completions date: 2016-2020.)

International Plant Names Index
Harvard University Botanical Databases
Types Catalog of he New York Botanical Garden
Rocky Mountain Herbarium
USDA On-line Guide to U.S. Plants

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (2005)

Phytoneuron: Reports on taxonomy, floristics, and geographic distribution of vascular plants

National Wetlands Plant List 

U.S. Corps of Topographical Engineers Original Documents
about the Exploration of the West

Kew Gardens Plant Information

Missouri Botanical Garden Botanical Papers



United States Wildflower Search. 8,000 Species

Discover Life: U.S. Wildflower Search

New England Flora Key    SUPERB Key!

Alabama Flora

Alaska Wildflowers

Arizona Wildflowers, Southeast

California Flora  

Carolinas and Georgia Plants

Florida Wildflowers

Idaho Mountain Wildflowers

Illinois Wildflowers

Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses

Michigan Wildflowers 

Missouri Plants

Missouri Wildflower Guide

Montana Plant Life and Wildflowers 

Mt. Rainier National Park, Flowers of 
Northwest Plants Database

Nevada Wildflowers

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New Mexico Plants: Gila Wilderness

Ohio Wildflowers

Oregon Flora 

Pacific Northwest Ecology & Restoration

Texas Wildflowers

Utah Wildflowers  

Washington, Eastern Flora

Wisconsin, Flora of


Garden with Wildflowers for Wildlife

Cryptantha Taxonomy and Images

Canadian Rocky Mountain Wildflowers 

Wild Plants of Austria (Some plants found in the
Rocky Mountains also grow in Europe and Asia.)

Southwest Wildflowers in Watercolors

Plants Conservation Alliance

Desert U.S.A. Wildflowers

Plants Toxic to Pets

Botanical and Biographical Etymology  
Botanical Research Glossary, Missouri Botanical Garden 
Dictionary of Botanical Epithets  
Plant Latin Dictionary
Botanical Latin Pronunciation Guide

Biographies of Botanists & Explorers

Biographical Dictionary    
Biographies and Photos of Botanists  
Wikipedia Biographies of Botanists

Invasive Species
USDA National Invasive Species Information 

Authors of Plant Names

Internet Directory for Botany

Virtual Library of Botany

Native Trees of the Southern Rocky Mountains 
Tree Guide
National Arbor Day Tree Identification Guide
Tree Information and Reverence Guide 

American Penstemon Society
North American Rock Garden Society
Rocky Mtn. Chapter of N. American Rock Garden
Cactus and Succulent Society
The Eriogonum Society

Purdue University Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 
Purdue University Edible Wild Plants

Steven Foster's Medicinal Plants
Christopher Hobb's, Herbalist
Edible Wild Plants

Virtual Herbarium, New York Botanical Garden 
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Missouri Botanical Garden

Wayne's Natural History Trivia 
Scott's Botanical Links  
Botanical Information

Pictured Interactive Biological Key

Nature Serve

Native Plant Information Network
(Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)

National Park Service: Celebrating Wildflowers 
Celebrating Wildflowers On-line Coloring Books
Forest Service: Celebrating Wildflowers 

Grand Canyon Trust 
Sierra Club
Wilderness Society
The Nature Conservancy 

Audubon Society
Center for Plant Conservation


Bug Guide

Bug, What's That

Bumble Bees of Western U.S.

Butterflies of America

Butterflies of the World 

Butterflies and Moths of Colorado

Butterflies and Moths of North America


Pollination Ecology, Journal of

Pollinator Partnership

Pollinators, Celebrating Wildflowers

Pollinators, U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Pollinators, Native 

Pollination, Wikipedia


Bookstores, Botanical Supplies,
and Hiking Gear that I Use

Click for books about plants from a company that donates to
Native Plant Societies

Hand Lenses
add so much to the enjoyment of the beauty and intricacy of plants.

I own a Belomo 10x hand lens

Very nice 10x equal to the Belomo

The Bausch and Lomb 10x triplet is also very good
and it is available from many on-line sources.

Other Hand lenses

For re-useable sandwich wraps: Wrap-N-Mat

For superb backpacks, day packs, fanny packs: Osprey Packs


Plants, Plant Products,
 and Plant Information from the
Western U.S.
and a few other places

Purchase Spices from The Spice House 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center--Seed Suppliers

Purchase Native Seeds and Plants from the following businesses:

Cliffrose Nursery

Four Seasons Nursery

Granite Seed

High Country Gardens

Native American Seeds 
Native Seed Network, BLM
Plants of the Southwest

Prairie Moon  

Southwest Seed

Trees of Trail Canyon

Western Native Seed 

Wild Seed Farms

Wildflower Farm