New Mexico Wildflowers: Green or Brown


Flowers are organized in alphabetical order by English family name, genus, and species. Click on a link to obtain additional photos of a species, plus comments. Those additional pages are bandwidth-intensive and best used with a high speed connection.

Careless Weed, Quelite, Amaranthus palmeri, New Mexico

Amaranth Family, Careless Weed or Quelite, Amaranthus palmeri

Burningbush, Mexican Fireweed, Bassia scoparia, New Mexico

Amaranth Family, Burningbush or Mexican Fireweed, Bassia scoparia

Goosefoot, Chenopodium, New Mexico

Amaranth Family, Goosefoot, Chenopodium

Prickly Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed, Salsola Tragus, New Mexico

Amaranth Family, Prickly Russian Thistle or Tumbleweed, Salsola Tragus


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.


Perennial Ragweed, Ambrosia psilostachya, New Mexico

Aster Family, Perennial Ragweed, Ambrosia psilostachya

Gumweed bud, Grindelia, New Mexico

Aster Family, Gumweed, Grindelia (this is not the flower but the bud)

Cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium, New Mexico

Aster Family, Cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium

Curly Dock, Rumex crispus, New Mexico

Buckwheat Family, Curly Dock, Rumex crispus

Fendler's Meadow-Rue, Thalictrum fendleri, New Mexico

Buttercup Family, Fendler's Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum fendleri)

Catttail, Typha, New Mexico

Cattail Family, Cattail, Typha

Broadleaf Milkweed, Asclepias latifolia, New Mexico

Dogbane Family, Broadleaf Milkweed, Asclepias latifolia

Torrey's Ephedra, Jointfir, Mormon Tea, Ephedra torreyana, New Mexico

Ephedra Family, Torrey's Ephedra, Jointfir, or Mormon Tea, Ephedra torreyana

Green Gentian, Frasera speciosa, New Mexico

Gentian Family, Green Gentian, Frasera speciosa

Woodbine, Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus, New Mexico

Grape Family, Woodbine or Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus

Canyon Grape, Vitis arizonica, New Mexico

Grape Family, Canyon Grape, Vitis arizonica

Carrizo, Common Reed, Phragmites australis, New Mexico

Grass Family, Carrizo or Common Reed, Phragmites australis

Green-Flower Wintergreen, Pyrola chlorantha, New Mexico

Heath Family, Green-Flower Wintergreen, Pyrola chlorantha

Common Plantain, Plantago major, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Common Plantain, Plantago major

Frutilla, Pale Wolfberry, Lycium pallidum, New Mexico

Potato Family, Frutilla or Pale Wolfberry, Lycium pallidum

Bulrush, Tule, Club-Rush, Schoenoplectus acutus, New Mexico

Sedge Family, Bulrush or Tule or Club-Rush, Schoenoplectus acutus

Texas Croton, Croton texensis, New Mexico

Spurge Family, Texas Croton, Croton texensis

Smooth Sumac, Scarlet Sumac, Rhus glabra, New Mexico

Sumac Family, Smooth Sumac, Rhus glabra (red fruit shown; flowers can be green or white)