New Mexico Wildflowers: Blue to Purple to Lavender

 

Your lavender may be my pink! If so, the flower you're looking for may be on a separate page.

 

Flowers are shown in alphabetical order by English family name, genus, and species. Due to recent taxonomic changes, look for penstemons among the Plantain family members.

 

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I am reorganizing my web pages for the aster family. At the moment, links to flowers of that family may not take you directly to the correct page. Please be patient until I find the time to update all the links.

 

New Mexico Thistle, Cirsium neomexicanum

Aster Family, New Mexico Thistle, Cirsium neomexicanum

Yellow-Spine Thistle, Cirsium ochrocentrum, New Mexico

Aster Family, Yellow-Spine Thistle, Cirsium ochrocentrum

Purple Aster, Dieteria, New Mexico

Aster Family, Purple Aster, Dieteria

Fleabane, Showy Daisy, Erigeron, New Mexico

Aster Family, Fleabane or Showy Daisy, Erigeron (can also look white)

Purple Aster, Machaeranthera, New Mexico

Aster Family, Purple Aster, Machaeranthera

Blue Lettuce, Mulgedium pulchellum, New Mexico

Aster Family, Blue Lettuce, Mulgedium pulchellum

Russian Knapweed, Rhaponticum or Acroptilon repens, New Mexico

Aster Family, Russian Knapweed, Rhaponticum or Acroptilon repens

Wire-Lettuce, Stephanomeria, Aster Family, New Mexico

Aster Family, Wire-Lettuce, Stephanomeria

Rocky Mountain Townsend Daisy, Townsendia eximia, New Mexico

Aster Family, Rocky Mountain Townsend Daisy, Townsendia eximia

Harebells, Campanula rotundifolia, New Mexico

Bellflower Family, Harebells, Campanula rotundifolia

Stickseed, Hackelia, New Mexico

Borage Family, Stickseed, Hackelia (can be white)

 Franciscan Bluebells, Mertensia franciscana, New Mexico

Borage Family, Franciscan Bluebells, Mertensia franciscana

Lanceleaf Bluebells, Mertensia lanceolata

Borage Family, Lanceleaf Bluebells, Mertensia lanceolata

Bigelow's Clematis or Leather Flower, Clematis bigelovii, New Mexico

Buttercup Family, Bigelow's Clematis or Leather Flower, Clematis bigelovii

Sapello Canyon Larkspur, Delphinium sapellonis, New Mexico

Buttercup Family, Sapello Canyon Larkspur, Delphinium sapellonis (mix of purple, brown, and green)

Organ Mountain Larkspur, Delphinium wootonii, New Mexico

Buttercup Family, Organ Mountain Larkspur, Delphinium wootonii (can also be white)

Cane Cholla, Cylindropuntia imbricata, Cactaceae, New Mexico

Cactus Family, Cane Cholla, Cylindropuntia Imbricata

Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Cleome, Peritoma, serrulata, New Mexico

Cleomaceae, Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Peritoma serrulata

Western Spiderwort, Tradescantia occidentalis

Dayflower Family, Western Spiderwort, Tradescantia occidentalis

Climbing Milkweed, Funastrum cynanchoides, New Mexico

Dogbane Family, Climbing Milkweed, Funastrum cynanchoides

Fireweed, Chamerion angustifolium, New Mexico

Evening Primrose Family, Fireweed, Chamerion angustifolium (can be more pink)

Wild Blue Flax, Linum lewisii, New Mexico

Flax Family, Wild Blue Flax, Linum lewisii

Windmills, Trailing Four O'Clock, Allionia, New Mexico

Four O'Clock Family, Windmills or Trailing Four O'Clock, Allionia

Scarlet Spiderling, Boerhavia coccinea, New Mexico

Four O'Clock Family, Scarlet Spiderling, Boerhavia coccinea

White Four O'Clock, Mirabilis albida, New Mexico

Four O'Clock Family, White Four O'Clock, Mirabilis albida (can also be white)

Narrow-Leaf Four O'Clock, Mirabilis linearis, New Mexico

Four O'Clock Family, Narrow-Leaf Four O'Clock, Mirabilis linearis (can also be pink)

Mountain Four O'Clock, Mirabilis oblongifolia, New Mexico

Four O'Clock Family, Mountain Four O'Clock, Mirabilis oblongifolia

Gentian Family, Arizona Centaury, Zeltnera

Filaree, Heronbill, Stork's Bill, Erodium circutarium, New Mexico

Geranium Family, Filaree, Heronbill, or Stork's Bill, Erodium circutarium

Purple or Fremont Geranium, Geranium caespitosum, New Mexico

Geranium Family, Purple or Fremont Geranium, Geranium caespitosum

Richardson's Geranium, Geranium richardsonii, New Mexico

Geranium Family, Richardson's Geranium, Geranium richardsonii

 

Rocky Mountain Iris, Iris missouriensis, New Mexico

Iris Family, Rocky Mountain Iris, Iris missouriensis

Nodding Onion, Allium cernuum, New Mexico

Lily Family, Nodding Onion, Allium cernuum

Geyer's Onion, Allium geyeri, New Mexico

Lily Family, Geyer's Onion, Allium geyeri

Giant Hyssop, Agastache pallidiflora, New Mexico

Mint Family, Giant Hyssop, Agastache pallidiflora

Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop, Agastache urticifolia, New Mexico

Mint Family, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop, Agastache urticifolia

Henbit Deadnettle, Giraffeheads, Lamium amplexicaule, New Mexico

Mint Family, Henbit Deadnettle or Giraffeheads, Lamium amplexicaule

Bergamot, Bee Balm, Monarda fistulosa, New Mexico

Mint Family, Bergamot or Bee Balm, Monarda fistulosa

Chaste Tree, Lilac Chastetree, Vitex agnus-castus, New Mexico

Mint Family, Chaste Tree or Lilac Chastetree, Vitex agnus-castus

 Field Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, New Mexico

Morning Glory Family, Field Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis (can also be all-white or more pink)

Shaggy Dwarf Morning Glory, Evolvulus nuttallianus, New Mexico

Morning Glory Family, Shaggy Dwarf Morning Glory, Evolvulus nuttallianus

Ivy-Leaf, Ivy-Leaved, Morning Glory, Ipomoea hederacea, New Mexico

Morning Glory Family, Ivy-Leaved or Ivy-Leaf Morning Glory, Ipomoea hederacea

Shaggy Dwarf Morning Glory, Evolvulus nuttallianus, New Mexico

Morning Glory Family, Bush Morning Glory, Ipomoea leptophylla

Shaggy Dwarf Morning Glory, Evolvulus nuttallianus, New Mexico

Morning Glory Family, Common Morning Glory, Ipomoea purpurea

Drummond's Rockcress, Boechera stricta, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Drummond's Rockcress, Boechera stricta (can also be white)

Purple Mustard, Blue Mustard, Chorispora tenella, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Blue Mustard, Chorispora tenella

Calypso Orchid, Calypso bulbosa, New Mexico

Orchid Family, Calypso Orchid, Calypso bulbosa

False Indigo-Bush, Amorpha fruticosa, New Mexico

Pea Family, False Indigo-Bush, Amorpha fruticosa

Beakpod Milkvetch, Astralagus lentiginosus, New Mexico

Pea Family, Beakpod Milkvetch, Astragalus lentiginosus

Woolly Prairie Clover, Dalea Lanata, New Mexico

Pea Family, Woolly Prairie Clover, Dalea Lanata

Everlasting Pea, Perennial Peavine, Lathyrus latifolius, New Mexico

Pea Family, Everlasting Pea or Perennial Peavine, Lathyrus latifolius

Lupine, Lupinus, New Mexico

Pea Family, Lupine, Lupinus

Alfalfa, Medicago sativa, New Mexico

Pea Family, Alfalfa, Medicago sativa

Broom Dalea, Psorothamnus scoparius, New Mexico

Pea Family, Broom Dalea, Psorothamnus scoparius

American Vetch, Vicia americana, New Mexico

Pea Family, American Vetch, Vicia americana

Trumpet Gilia, Ipomopsis longiflora, New Mexico

Phlox Family, Trumpet Gilia, Ipomopsis longiflora

Many-Flowered Gilia, Ipomopsis multiflora, New Mexico

Phlox Family, Many-Flowered Gilia, Ipomopsis multiflora

Santa Fe Phlox, Phlox nana, New Mexico

Phlox Family, Santa Fe Phlox, Phlox nana

 Jacob's Ladder, Polemonium foliosissimum, New Mexico

Phlox Family, Jacob's Ladder, Polemonium foliosissimum

Sand, Bush Penstemon, Penstemon ambiguus, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Sand or Bush Penstemon, Penstemon ambiguus (varies from white to lavender)

Broad-beard, Narrowleaf, Penstemon angustifolius, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Broad-beard or Narrowleaf Penstemon,  Penstemon angustifolius

Plantain Family, Inflated Penstemon, Penstemon inflatus

James, Penstemon jamesii, New Mexico

Plantain Family, James' Penstemon, Penstemon jamesii

Rocky Mountain, Penstemon strictus, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Penstemon strictus

Wandbloom, Penstemon virgatus, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Wandbloom Penstemon, Penstemon virgatus

Dusky, Penstemon whippleanus, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Dusky Penstemon, Penstemon whippleanus

Birdeye or Persian Speedwell, Veronica persica, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Birdeye or Persian Speedwell, Veronica persica

Torrey Wolfberry, Lycium torreyi, New Mexico

Potato Family, Torrey Wolfberry, Lycium torreyi

Silverleaf Nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium

Potato Family, Silverleaf Nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium

Verbena, Glandularia bipinnatifida, New Mexico

Verbena Family, Verbena, Glandularia bipinnatifida

Spike Vervain, New Mexico Vervain, Verbena mcdougalii

Verbena Family, Spike or New Mexico Vervain, Verbena mcdougalii

Verbena Family, Fan-Leaf Vervain? Verbena plicata?

Gypsum Scorpionweed, Phacella integrifolia, New Mexico

Waterleaf Family, Gypsum Scorpionweed, Phacella integrifolia

Violet Woodsorrel, Oxalis violaceae, New Mexico

Wood Sorrel Family, Violet Woodsorrel, Oxalis violaceae