Yellow to orange flowers of the Aster Family

Aster Family flowers usually look something like a sunflower, that is, they usually have a central disk surrounded by "petals" (strictly speaking, the latter are rays). There are exceptions. For yellow to orange flowers that aren't in the Aster Family, click here.


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Burnt-Orange Dandelion, Agerosis aurantiaca, New Mexico

Aster Family, Burnt-Orange Dandelion, Agerosis aurantiaca

Rag-Leaf Bahia, Amauriopsis dissecta, New Mexico

Aster Family, Rag-Leaf Bahia, Amauriopsis dissecta

Leafy Arnica, Arnica chamissonis, New Mexico

Aster Family, Leafy or Chamisso Arnica, Arnica chamissonis

Dragon Wormwood, Wild Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus, New Mexico

Aster Family, Dragon Wormwood or Wild Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus

Sand Sage, Artemisia filifolia, New Mexico

Aster Family, Sand Sage, Artemisia filifolia

Desert Marigold, Baileya multiradiata, New Mexico

Aster Family, Desert Marigold, Baileya multiradiata

Woolly Desert Marigold, Baileya pleniradiata, New Mexico

Aster Family, Woolly Desert Marigold, Baileya pleniradiata

Chocolate Flower, Berlandiera lyrata, New Mexico

Aster Family, Chocolate Flower, Berlandiera lyrata

Nodding Burr-Marigold, Bidens Cernua, New Mexico

Aster Family, Nodding Burr-Marigold, Bidens Cernua

Devil's Beggar-Ticks, Devil's Pitchfork, Bidens Frondosa, New Mexico

Aster Family, Devil's Beggar-Ticks, Devil's Pitchfork, Bidens Frondosa

California Brickellbush, Brickellia californica, New Mexico

Aster Family, California Brickellbush, Brickellia californica

False Boneset, Brickellia eupatorioides, New Mexico

Aster Family, False Boneset, Brickellia eupatorioides

Tassel Flower, Brickellia grandiflora, New Mexico

Aster Family, Tassel Flower, Brickellia grandiflora

Chamisa, Rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus

Aster Family, Chamisa or Rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus

Pallid Thistle, Cirsium parryi, New Mexico

Aster Family, Pallid Thistle, Cirsium parryi

Golden Tickseed, Plains Coreopsis,  Coreopsis tinctoria, New Mexico

Aster Family, Golden Tickseed or Plains Coreopsis,  Coreopsis tinctoria

Englemann's Daisy, Engelmannia peristenia, New Mexico

Aster Family, Englemann's Daisy, Engelmannia peristenia

Turpentine Bush, Ericameria laricifolia, New Mexico

Aster Family, Turpentine Bush, Ericameria laricifolia

Chamisa, Rabbitbrush, Ericameria nauseosa, New Mexico

Aster Family, Chamisa, Rabbitbrush, Ericameria nauseosa

Western Goldentop, Euthamia occidentalis, New Mexico

Aster Family, Western Goldentop, Euthamia occidentalis

Alkali Yellowtops, Flaveria campestris, New Mexico

Aster Family, Alkali Yellowtops, Flaveria campestris

Common Blanketflower, Gaillardia aristata, New Mexico

Aster Family, Common Blanketflower, Gaillardia aristata

Red Dome Blanketflower, Gaillardia pinnatifida, New Mexico

Aster Family, Red Dome Blanketflower, Gaillardia pinnatifida

Curly-Cup Gumweed, Grindelia nuda, New Mexico

Aster Family, Curly-Cup Gumweed, Grindelia nuda

 Snakeweed, Gutierrezia

Aster Family, Snakeweed, Gutierrezia

Annual Sunflower, Helianthus annuus, New Mexico

Aster Family, Annual Sunflower, Helianthus annuus

Texas Blueweed, Helianthus ciliaris, New Mexico

Aster Family, Texas Blueweed, Helianthus ciliaris

Maximilian Sunflower, Helianthus maximiliani, New Mexico

Aster Family, Maximilian Sunflower, Helianthus maximiliani


Parry's Nodding Sunflower, Helianthus quinquenervis, New Mexico

Aster Family, Parry's Nodding Sunflower, Helianthus quinquenervis

Longleaf False Goldeneye, Heliomeris longifolia, New Mexico

Aster Family, Longleaf False Goldeneye, Heliomeris longifolia


Showy Goldeneye, Heliomeris multiflora, New Mexico

Aster Family, Showy Goldeneye, Heliomeris multiflora


Hairy False Golden-Aster, Heterotheca villosa, New Mexico

Aster Family, Hairy False Golden-Aster, Heterotheca villosa


Pingue, Bitterweed, Colorado Rubberweed, Hymenoxys, New Mexico

Aster Family, Pingue, Bitterweed, or Colorado Rubberweed, Hymenoxys

Prickly Lettuce, Lactuca serriola, New Mexico

Aster Family, Prickly Lettuce, Lactuca serriola

Desert Dandelion, Malacothrix fendleri, New Mexico

Aster Family, Desert Dandelion, Malacothrix fendleri

Parry's Goldenrod, Oreochrysum parryi, New Mexico

Aster Family, Parry's Goldenrod, Oreochrysum parryi

Lemonscent or Narrowleaf Pectis, Pectis angustifolia, New Mexico

Aster Family, Lemonscent or Narrowleaf Pectis, Pectis angustifolia

Cotton Batting Plant, Pseudognaphalium stramineum, New Mexico

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

Woolly Paperflower, Psilostrophe tagetina, New Mexico

Aster Family, Woolly Paperflower, Psilostrophe tagetina

Small-Flower Desert Chicory, Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus, New Mexico

Aster Family, Small-Flower Desert Chicory, Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus 

Prairie Coneflower, Mexican Hat, Ratibida columnifera

Aster Family, Prairie Coneflower or Mexican Hat, Ratibida columnifera

Green Prairie Coneflower, Green Mexican Hat, Ratibida tagetes

Aster Family, Green Prairie Coneflower or Green Mexican Hat, Ratibida tagetes

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta, New Mexico

Aster Family, Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Cutleaf Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata, New Mexico

Aster Family, Cutleaf Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata

Sanvitalia abertii, New Mexico

Aster Family, Sanvitalia, Sanvitalia abertii

Badlands Mule's Ears, Scabrethia scabra, New Mexico

Aster Family, Badlands Mule's Ears, Scabrethia scabra

Vipergrass, False Salsify, Scorzonera lacinata, New Mexico

Aster Family, Vipergrass or False Salsify, Scorzonera lacinata

Nodding Groundsel, Bigelow's Groundsel, Senecio bigelovii, New Mexico

Aster Family, Nodding or Bigelow's Groundsel, Senecio bigelovii

Cutleaf Groundsel, Senecio eremophilus, New Mexico

Aster Family, Cutleaf Groundsel, Senecio eremophilus

Threadleaf Groundsel, Senecio flaccidus, New Mexico

Aster Family, Threadleaf Groundsel, Senecio flaccidus

Riddell's Ragwort, Senecio riddellii, New Mexico

Aster Family, Riddell's Ragwort, Senecio riddellii

Broom Groundsel, Senecio spartioides, New Mexico

Aster Family, Broom Groundsel, Senecio spartioides

Common Groundsel, Senecio vulgaris, New Mexico

Aster Family, Common Groundsel, Senecio vulgaris

Canada Goldenrod, Solidago canadensis, New Mexico

Aster Family, Canada Goldenrod, Solidago canadensis

Goldenrod, Solidago, New Mexico

Aster Family, Goldenrod, Solidago sp.

Sow Thistle, Sonchus, New Mexico

Aster Family, Sow Thistle, Sonchus

Common Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, New Mexico

Aster Family, Common Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

Perky Sue, Tetraneuris

Aster Family, Perky Sue "and friends," Tetraneuris

Hopi Tea, Green Thread, Thelesperma megapotamicum, New Mexico

Aster Family, Hopi Tea or Green Thread, Thelesperma megapotamicum

Yellow Salsify, Tragopogon dubius, New Mexico

Aster Family, Yellow Salsify, Tragopogon dubius

Golden Crownbeard, Verbesina encelioides, New Mexico

Aster Family, Golden Crownbeard, Verbesina encelioides

Resinbush, Viguiera stenoloba, New Mexico

Aster Family, Resinbush, Viguiera stenoloba

Annual Goldenweed, Xanthisma

Aster Family, Annual Goldenweed(?), Xanthisma

Plains or Rocky Mountain Zinnia, Zinnia grandiflora

Aster Family, Plains or Rocky Mountain Zinnia, Zinnia grandiflora