New Mexico Wildflowers: Figwort Family


After recent DNA studies, the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae) has been gutted. Flowers that were once included here (and probably still are, in your trusty old guidebook) now belong on other pages. My Indian Paintbrush and Fernleaf Lousewort pictures are now on the Broomrape family page. My penstemon are pictures are now on the Plantain family page.


The flowers still in the family (for which I have pictures) are organized alphabetically by genus, then species. Hover over the images to control them.

Mountain Figwort (Scrophularia montana)

These get on the red-to-pink flower page by virtue of the reddish tinge to the otherwise green flowers. While those flowers are neither large nor showy, the hummingbirds and butterflies like them just fine. The plants are tall, weedy-looking things; I found most of these examples in the full sun of a fire break.


Wooly Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)