Yellow to orange flowers: not the Aster Family

So many of the Albuquerque area yellow flowers  are members of the Aster Family that I had to give them their own preview page. You can find that here.


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

Please don't take my IDs as authoritative. These pages of nature photos represent one person's voyage of discovery, not the studies of a trained expert. If you see something I've misidentified, please contact me via my "Contact" page, which is tabbed at the top.


Four-Winged Saltbush, Atriplex canescens, New Mexico

Amaranth Family, Four-Winged Saltbush, Atriplex canescens

Asparagus officinalis, New Mexico

Asparagus Family, Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) (branch shown)

Oregon Grape, Berberis aquifolia, New Mexico

Barberry Family, Oregon Grape, Berberis aquifolia or Berberis repens

Barberry, Algerita, Berberis fremontii, New Mexico

Barberry Family, Barberry or Algerita, Berberis fremontii

Desert Willow, Chilopsis linearis, New Mexico

Bignonias Family, Trumpet Creeper, Campsis radicans

Fringed Puccoon, Lithospermum incisum, New Mexico

Borage Family, Fringed Puccoon, Lithospermum incisum

Wayside Gromwell, Lithospermum multiflorum, New Mexico

Borage Family, Wayside Gromwell, Lithospermum multiflorum

Oreocarya flava, New Mexico

Borage FamilyOreocarya flava

Yellow Owl-Clover, Orthocarpus luteus, New Mexico

Broomrape Family, Yellow Owl-Clover, Orthocarpus luteus

Bear Corn, Conopholis Alpina, New Mexico

Broomrape Family, Bear Corn, Conopholis Alpina

Golden Columbine, Aquilegia chrysantha

Buttercup Family, Golden Columbine, Aquilegia chrysantha

Fanleaf Buttercup, Ranunculus Inamoenus, New Mexico

Buttercup Family, Fanleaf Buttercup, Ranunculus Inamoenus

Club Cholla, Dagger Cholla, Corynopuntia clavata, New Mexico

Cactus Family, Club or Dagger Cholla, Corynopuntia clavata

Prickly Pear, Opuntia, New Mexico

Cactus Family, Prickly Pear, Opuntia spp.

Caltrops, Kallstroemia, New Mexico

Caltrop Family, Caltrops, Kallstroemia

Creosote Bush, Larrea tridentata, New Mexico

Caltrop Family, Creosote Bush, Larrea tridentata

Goat's Head, Puncturevine, Tribulus terrestris, New Mexico

Caltrop Family, Goat's Head or Puncturevine, Tribulus terrestris

Yellow evening primrose, Oenothera, Calylophus, New Mexico

Evening Primrose Family, yellow evening primroses, Oenothera or Calylophus

Wooly Mullein, Verbascum thapsus, New Mexico

Figwort Family, Wooly Mullein, Verbascum thapsus

Bristle Flax, Linum aristatum, New Mexico

Flax Family, Bristle Flax, Linum aristatum

Southern Flax, Linum australe, New Mexico

Flax Family, Southern Flax, Linum australe

Plains Flax, Linum puberulum, New Mexico

Flax Family, Plains Flax, Linum puberulum

Golden Corydalis, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs, Corydalis aurea, New Mexico

Fumatory Family, Golden Corydalis, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs, Corydalis aurea

Golden Currant, Ribes aureum, New Mexico

Gooseberry Family, Golden Currant, Ribes aureum

Buffalo Gourd, Cucurbita foetidissima, New Mexico

Gourd Family, Buffalo Gourd, Cucurbita foetidissima

Pale Yellow Iris, Yellow Flag, Iris pseudacorus, New Mexico

Iris Family, Pale Yellow Iris or Yellow Flag, Iris pseudacorus

Japanese Honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica, New Mexico

Honeysuckle Family, Japanese Honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica (can also be white)

Whitestem Blazingstar, Mentzelia albicaulis, New Mexico

Loasa Family, Whitestem Blazingstar, Mentzelia albicaulis

Globemallow, Sphaeralcea, New Mexico

Mallow Family, Globemallow, Sphaeralcea (rarely pink)

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, New Mexico

Dogbane Family, Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Tansy-Mustard, Descurainia, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Tansy-Mustard, Descurainia

Draba, Whitlow-Grass, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Draba or Whitlow-Grass, Draba

Western Wallflower, Erysimum capitatum, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Western Wallflower, Erysimum capitatum

Bladderpod, Physaria, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Bladderpod, Physaria

Jim Hill Mustard, Tall Tumblemustard, Sisymbrium altissimum

Mustard Family, Jim Hill Mustard or Tall Tumblemustard, Sisymbrium altissimum

London Rocket, Sisymbrium irio, New Mexico

Mustard Family, London Rocket, Sisymbrium irio

Russian Olive, Oleaster, Elaeagnus angustifolia, New Mexico

Oleaster Family, Russian Olive or Oleaster, Elaeagnus angustifolia

Stretchberry, Forestiera pubescens, New Mexico

Olive Family, Stretchberry, Forestiera pubescens

Fendler's Biscuitroot, Fendler's Spring Parsley, Cymopterus glomeratus, New Mexico

Parsley Family, Fendler's Biscuitroot or Fendler's Spring Parsley, Cymopterus glomeratus

Mountain Parsley, Pseudocymopterus montanus, New Mexico

Parsley Family, Mountain Parsley, Pseudocymopterus montanus

Bird of Paradise, Caesalpinia gilliesii, New Mexico

Pea Family, Bird of Paradise, Caesalpinia gilliesii

Bladder-Senna, Colutea arborescens, New Mexico

Pea Family, Bladder-Senna, Colutea arborescens

Camote de Ratón, Hog Potato,  Indian Rushpea, Hoffmannseggia glauca, New Mexico

Pea Family, Camote de Ratón or Hog Potato,  Hoffmannseggia glauca

Black Medic, Medicago lupulina, New Mexico

Pea Family, Black Medic, Medicago lupulina

Yellow Sweetclover, Melilotus officinalis, New Mexico

Pea Family, Yellow Sweetclover, Melilotus officinalis

Golden-Banner, Thermopsis, New Mexico

Pea Family, Golden-Banner, Thermopsis

Dalmatian Toadflax, Linaria dalmatica, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Dalmatian Toadflax, Linaria dalmatica

California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica, New Mexico

Poppy Family, California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica

 Ivy-Leaf Ground Cherry, Physalis hederifolia, New Mexico

Potato Family, Ivy-Leaf Ground Cherry (Physalis hederifolia)

Buffalobur Nightshade, Solanum rostratum, New Mexico

Potato Family, Buffalobur Nightshade, Solanum rostratum

Purslane, Portulaca oleracea

Purslane Family, Purslane, Portulaca oleracea

Shrubby Cinquefoil, Dasiphora fruticosa, New Mexico

Rose Family, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Dasiphora fruticosa

Beautiful Cinquefoil, Potentilla pulcherrima, New Mexico

Rose Family, Beautiful Cinquefoil, Potentilla pulcherrima

Bitterbush, Purshia tridentata, New Mexico

Rose Family, Bitterbush, Purshia tridentata

Emory's Sedge, Carex emoryi, New Mexico

Sedge Family, Emory's Sedge, Carex emoryi 

Three-Leaf Sumac, Skunkbush, Rhus Trilobata, New Mexico

Sumac Family, Three-Leaf Sumac or Skunkbush, Rhus trilobata

Yellow Wood Sorrel, Oxalis, New Mexico

Wood Sorrel Family, Yellow Wood Sorrel, Oxalis