New Mexico wildflowers (and veggies in general)

Western Wallflower, Sandia Mountain, Cibola National Forest, New Mexico
Western Wallflowers, Sandia Mountains, July 2017

 

New Mexico has more than 3,000 species of wildflowers. On this web site you'll find some of the more common ones, especially those in the general vicinity of Albuquerque. As of the summer of 2020, I started adding trees, nonflowering plants, and fungi; you'll find the links for those at the bottom of the page.

 

You have two ways to locate flowers. You can search by family name, or you can scroll down and search by color. However, please don't place too much faith in color groupings. The Western Wallflowers at the top of the page are a good example of why you shouldn't. At higher elevations they tend to be orange-red, but at lower elevations they're canary yellow. Besides, your "pink" may fall within my "lavender." If you don't find the flower you're looking for under one color group, try searching under another.

 

I'm fairly new to this wildflower game, so please check my IDs against other sources. If you disagree with an ID, please let me know via the "Contact" tab at the top of the page.

 

Many photos are from Albuquerque. That's because during the Covid-19 epidemic, when neighborhood walks were one of the few public activities still allowed, I searched for wild species along city streets and alleys. I learned how many wild species are managing to survive among our businesses and homes.