New Mexico Wildflowers: White


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.


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 Banana Yucca, Yucca baccata, New Mexico

Agave Family, Banana Yucca, Yucca baccata

Narrowleaf Yucca, Plains Yucca, Yucca intermedia, New Mexico

Agave Family, Narrowleaf or Plains Yucca, Yucca intermedia

Four-Winged Saltbush, Atriplex canescens, New Mexico

Amaranth Family, Four-Winged Saltbush, Atriplex canescens

Winterfat, Krascheninnkovia, Ceratoides lanata, New Mexico

Amaranth Family, Winterfat, Krascheninnkovia (or Ceratoides) lanata

Feathery False Solomon's-Seal, Maianthemum racemosum, New Mexico

Asparagus Family, Feathery False Solomon's-Seal, Maianthemum racemosum

Starry False Solomon's-Seal, Maianthemum stellatum, New Mexico

Asparagus Family, Starry False Solomon's-Seal, Maianthemum stellatum

Beargrass, Nolina, New Mexico

Asparagus Family, Beargrass, Nolina

Western Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, New Mexico

Aster Family, Western Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

Fragrant Snakeroot, Ageratina herbacea, New Mexico

Aster Family, Fragrant Snakeroot, Ageratina herbacea

Mule Fat, Seepwillow, Baccharis salicifolia, New Mexico

Aster Family, Mule Fat or Seepwillow, Baccharis salicifolia

Emory's Baccharis, Baccharis salicina, New Mexico

Aster Family, Emory's Baccharis, Baccharis salicina

Baby Aster, Chaetopappa ericoides, New Mexico

Aster Family, Baby Aster, Chaetopappa ericoides

Buena Mujer, Mexican Devilweed,  Chloracantha spinosa, New Mexico

Aster Family, Buena Mujer or Mexican Devilweed,  Chloracantha spinosa

Horseweed, Conyza, New Mexico

Aster Family, Horseweed, Conyza

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

Coulter's Horseweed, Laennecia coulteri, New Mexico

Aster Family, Coulter's Horseweed, Laennecia coulteri

Blackfoot Daisy, Melampodium leucanthum

Aster Family, Blackfoot Daisy, Melampodium leucanthum

Cotton Batting Plant, Pseudognaphalium stramineum, New Mexico

Aster Family, Cotton Batting Plant, Pseudognaphalium stramineum (white outside, yellow disk)

White Prairie Aster, Symphyotrichum falcatum, New Mexico

Aster Family, White Prairie Aster, Symphyotrichum falcatum

Annual Townsend Daisy, Townsendia annua, New Mexico

Aster Family, Annual Townsend Daisy, Townsendia annua

Easter Daisy, Townsendia exscapa, New Mexico

Aster Family, Easter Daisy, Townsendia exscapa

Northern Catalpa, Catalpa speciosa, New Mexico

Bignonias Family, Northern Catalpa, Catalpa speciosa

Hidden Flower, Thicksepal Catseye, Cryptantha crassisepala, New Mexico

Borage Family, Hidden Flower or Thicksepal Catseye, Cryptantha crassisepala

Stickseed, Hackelia, New Mexico

Borage Family, Stickseed, Hackelia (can be blue)

Phlox Heliotrope, Bindweed Heliotrope,  Heliotropium convolvulaceum, New Mexico

Borage Family, Phlox or Bindweed Heliotrope,  Heliotropium convolvulaceum

Salt Heliotrope,  Heliotropium curassavicum, New Mexico

Borage Family, Salt Heliotrope,  Heliotropium curassavicum

 Franciscan Bluebells, Mertensia franciscana, New Mexico

Borage Family, Franciscan Bluebells, Mertensia franciscana

Fendler's Buckbrush, Ceanothus fendleri, New Mexico

Buckthorn Family, Fendler's Buckbrush, Ceanothus fendleri

Nodding buckwheat, Eriogonum cernuum, New Mexico

Buckwheat Family, Nodding Buckwheat, Eriogonum cernuum

James' Buckwheat, Eriogonum jamesii, New Mexico

Buckwheat Family, James' Buckwheat, Eriogonum jamesii

Redroot Buckwheat, Eriogonum racemosum, New Mexico

Buckwheat Family, Redroot Buckwheat, Eriogonum racemosum

Wright's Buckwheat, Eriogonum wrightii, New Mexico

Buckwheat Family, Wright's Buckwheat, Eriogonum wrightii

Silver Lace Vine, Fallopia baldschuanica, New Mexico

Buckwheat Family, Silver Lace Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica)

Pale Smartweed, Persicaria lapathifolia, New Mexico

Buckwheat Family, Pale Smartweed, Persicaria lapathifolia (can also be pink)

Prostrate Knotweed, Polygonum aviculare, New Mexico

Buckwheat Family, Prostrate Knotweed, Polygonum aviculare

Mountain Death Camas, Anticlea elegans, New Mexico

Bunchflower Family, Mountain Death Camas (Anticlea elegans)

Baneberry, Actaea rubra, New Mexico

Buttercup Family, Baneberry, Actaea rubra

White Virgin's-Bower, Clematis ligusticifolia, New Mexico

Buttercup Family, White Virgin's-Bower, Clematis ligusticifolia

Red-Whisker Clammyweed, Polansia dodecandra, Capparidaceae, New Mexico

Cleomaceae, Red-Whisker Clammyweed, Polanisia dodecandra

Dogbane, Apocynum, New Mexico

Dogbane Family, Dogbane, Apocynum

Spider Milkweed, Antelope Horns, Asclepias asperula, New Mexico

Dogbane Family, Spider Milkweed or Antelope Horns, Asclepias asperula

Broadleaf Milkweed, Asclepias latifolia, New Mexico

Dogbane Family, Broadleaf Milkweed, Asclepias latifolia

Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa, New Mexico

Dogbane Family, Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa

Horsetail Milkweed, Yerba lechosa, Asclepias subverticillata, New Mexico

Dogbane Family, Horsetail Milkweed or Yerba lechosa, Asclepias subverticillata

Scarlet Gaura, Oenothera suffrutescens, Gaura coccinea, New Mexico

Evening Primrose Family, Scarlet Gaura, Oenothera suffrutescens (can also be pink)

White evening primrose, Oenothera, New Mexico

Evening Primrose Family, white to very pale evening primrose, Oenothera spp.

Sand Verbena, Abronia, New Mexico

Four O'Clock Family, Sand Verbena, Abronia

Trumpet Gooseberry, Ribes leptanthum, New Mexico

Gooseberry Family, Trumpet Gooseberry, Ribes leptanthum (can show some pink)

Wolf's Currant, Ribes wolfii, New Mexico

Gooseberry Family, Wolf's Currant, Ribes wolfii

Sidebells, Orthilia secunda, New Mexico

Heath Family, Sidebells (Orthilia secunda)

Japanese Honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica, New Mexico

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

Snowberry, Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, New Mexico

Honeysuckle Family, Snowberry, Symphoricarpos rotundifolius (also pink)

Tobacco Root, Valerianus edulis, New Mexico

Honeysuckle Family, Tobacco Root, Valerianus edulis (flower heads look light green)

Cliff Fendlerbush, Fendlera rupicola, New Mexico

Hydrangea Family, Cliff Fendlerbush, Fendlera rupicola

Little-Leaf Mock Orange, Philadelphus microphyllus, New Mexico

Hydrangea Family, Little-Leaf Mock Orange, Philadelphus microphyllus

Gunnison's Mariposa Lily, Calochortus gunnisonii, New Mexico

Lily Family, Gunnison's Mariposa Lily, Calochortus gunnisonii 

Sego Lily, Calochortus nuttallii, New Mexico

Lily Family, Sego Lily, Calochortus nuttallii

Yerba Mansa, Anemopsis californica, New Mexico

Lizard's Tail Family, Yerba Mansa, Anemopsis californica

Blazing Star, Desert Stickleaf, Mentzelia multiflora, New Mexico

Loasa Family, Blazing Star or Desert Stickleaf, Mentzelia multiflora

Northern Bedstraw, Galium boreale, New Mexico

Madder Family, Northern Bedstraw, Galium boreale

Fragrant Bedstraw, Galium triflorum, New Mexico

Madder Family, Fragrant Bedstraw, Galium triflorum

Flower-of-an-Hour, Hibiscus trionum, New Mexico

Mallow Family, Flower-of-an-Hour (Hibiscus trionum)

Common Mallow, Cheeseweed, Malva neglecta, New Mexico

Mallow Family, Common Mallow, Cheeseweed, Malva neglecta

Alkali Mallow, Malvella leprosa, New Mexico

Mallow Family, Alkali Mallow, Malvella leprosa

White Checkermallow, Sidalcea candida, New Mexico

Mallow Family, White Checkermallow, Sidalcea candida

 Cutleaf Germander, Lacy Germander, Teucrium laciniatum

Mint Family, Horehound, Marrubium vulgare

 Cutleaf Germander, Lacy Germander, Teucrium laciniatum

Mint Family, Cutleaf or Lacy Germander, Teucrium laciniatum

Field Bindweed,  Convolvulus arvensis, New Mexico

Morning Glory Family, Field Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis (often includes splashes of pink to lavender)

Dodder, Cuscuta, New Mexico

Morning Glory Family, Dodder, Cuscuta

Red Elderberry, Sambucus racemosa, New Mexico

Moschatel Family, Red Elderberry, Sambucus racemosa

Shepherd's Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Shepherd's Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris

 Spectacle Pod, Dimorphocarpa wislizeni, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Spectacle Pod, Dimorphocarpa wislizeni

Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia maritima, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia maritima

Pepperweed, Lepidium, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Pepperweed, Lepidium

Watercress, Nasturtium officinale, New Mexico

Mustard Family, Watercress, Nasturtium officinale (leaves shown)

Summer or Spotted Coralroot Orchid,  Corallorhiza maculata, New Mexico

Orchid Family, Summer or Spotted Coralroot Orchid,  Corallorhiza maculata 

Rattlesnake Orchid, Goodyera oblongifolia, New Mexico

Orchid Family, Rattlesnake Orchid, Goodyera oblongifolia

Oshá, Porter's Lovage, Ligusticum porteri, New Mexico

Parsley Family, Oshá, Porter's Lovage, Ligusticum porteri

Sweet Cicely, Osmorhiza, New Mexico

Parsley Family, Sweet Cicely, Osmorhiza

Milkvetch, Astralagus spp. , New Mexico

Pea Family, Milkvetch, Astralagus spp. 

White Prairie Clover, Dalea candida, New Mexico

Pea Family, White Prairie Clover, Dalea candida

Foxtail Prairie Clover, Dalea leporina, New Mexico

Pea Family, Foxtail Prairie Clover, Dalea leporina

Prairie Bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis, New Mexico

Pea Family, Prairie Bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis

American licorice, wild licorice, Glycyrrhiza lepidota, New Mexico

Pea Family, American licorice or wild licorice, Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Bush Vetchling, Lathyrus eucosmus, New Mexico

Pea Family, Bush Vetchling, Lathyrus eucosmus (can also be pink)

Everlasting Pea, Perennial Peavine, Lathyrus latifolius, New Mexico

Pea Family, Everlasting Pea or Perennial Peavine, Lathyrus latifolius

Nevada Pea, Lathyrus lanszwertii, New Mexico

Pea Family, Nevada Pea, Lathyrus lanszwertii

White Sweetclover, Melilotus albus, New Mexico

Pea Family, White Sweetclover, Melilotus albus

Miniature Woollystar, Eriastrum diffusum, New Mexico

Phlox Family, Miniature Woollystar, Eriastrum diffusum

Eyed Gilia, Gilia ophthalmoides, New Mexico

Phlox Family, Eyed Gilia, Gilia ophthalmoides

Fendler's Starwort, Eremogone fendleri, New Mexico

Pink Family, Fendler's Starwort, Eremogone fendleri

Tuber Starwort, Pseudostellaria jamesiana, New Mexico

Pink Family, Sticky Starwort, Tuber Starwort, Pseudostellaria jamesiana

Chickweed, Stellaria, New Mexico

Pink Family, Chickweed, Stellaria

Sand, Bush Penstemon, Penstemon ambiguus, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Sand or Bush Penstemon, Penstemon ambiguus (can also be lavender)

Wandbloom, Penstemon virgatus, New Mexico

Plantain Family, Wandbloom Penstemon, Penstemon virgatus (can also be purple)

English Plantain, Plantago lanceolata, New Mexico

Plantain Family, English Plantain, Plantago lanceolata

Chinese Thorn-Apple, Datura quercifolia, New Mexico

Potato Family, Chinese Thorn-Apple, Datura quercifolia

Sacred Datura, Thornapple, Datura wrightii

Potato Family, Sacred Datura or Thornapple, Datura wrightii

Rock Jasmine, Androsace, New Mexico

Primrose Family, Rock Jasmine, Androsace

Saskatoon Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia

Rose Family, Saskatoon Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia

Mountain Mahogany, Cercocarpus montanus, New Mexico

Rose Family, Mountain Mahogany, Cercocarpus montanus

Hawthorn, Crataegus, New Mexico

Rose Family, Hawthorn, Crataegus

Apache Plume, Fallugia paradoxa, New Mexico

Rose Family, Apache Plume, Fallugia paradoxa

Wild Strawberry, Fragraria vesca, New Mexico

Rose Family, Wild Strawberry, Fragraria vesca

Mountain Spray, Holodiscus dumosus, New Mexico

Rose Family, Mountain Spray, Holodiscus dumosus

Crab Apple, Malus pumila, New Mexico

Rose Family, Crab Apple, Malus pumila

Mountain Ninebark, Physocarpus monogynus, New Mexico

Rose Family, Mountain Ninebark, Physocarpus monogynus

American Plum, Prunus americana, New Mexico

Rose Family, American Plum, Prunus americana

Chokecherry, Prunus virginiana, New Mexico

Rose Family, Chokecherry, Prunus virginiana

Cliffrose, Purshia stansburyana, New Mexico

Rose Family, Cliffrose, Purshia stansburyana

Red Raspberry, Rubus idaeus, New Mexico

Rose Family, Red Raspberry, Rubus idaeus

Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata, New Mexico

Sandalwood Family, Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata

Little-Leaf Alumroot, Heuchera parviflora, New Mexico

Saxifrage Family, Little-Leaf Alumroot, Heuchera parviflora

Tropical Soapberry or Amolillo, Sapindus saponaria, New Mexico

Soapberry Family, Tropical Soapberry or Amolillo, Sapindus saponaria

Texas Croton, Croton texensis, New Mexico

Spurge Family, Texas Croton, Croton texensis

Square-Seed Spurge, Euphorbia exstipulata, New Mexico

Spurge Family, Square-Seed Spurge, Euphorbia exstipulata

Saw-Tooth Sandmat, Euphorbia serrula, New Mexico

Spurge Family, Saw-Tooth Sandmat, Euphorbia serrula

Smooth Sumac, Scarlet Sumac, Rhus glabra, New Mexico

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

Poison Ivy, Toxicodendron radicans, New Mexico

Sumac Family, Poison Ivy, Toxicodendron radicans (leaves shown)

Canada Violet, Viola canadensis, New Mexico

Violet Family, Canada Violet, Viola canadensis

Parrot Feather, Myriophyllum aquaticum, New Mexico

Watermilfoil Family, Parrot Feather, Myriophyllum aquaticum

Arum-Leaf Arrowhead, Sagittaria cuneata, New Mexico

Water-Plantain Family, Arum-Leaf Arrowhead, Sagittaria cuneata