Heritage Status: Global Rank: G3

  • New profiles can be selected by clicking on the species name. The original 1997 profiles from the Colorado Rare Plant Field Guide (the purple book) are provided as pdfs. Synonyms of scientific names are shown in parentheses. For a complete list of plants tracked by CNHP see CNHP Tracked Plants.
    USFS = USFS Sensitive; BLM = BLM Sensitive
State Scientific Name State Common Name Heritage Rank FedSens Agency Status USESA Listing 1997 Profile
Aletes humilis Larimer aletes  G2G3      PDF
Aletes lithophilus
(Neoparrya lithophila)
Rock-loving neoparrya  G3  BLM/USFS    PDF
Ambrosia linearis plains ragweed  G3      PDF
Aquilegia saximontana Rocky Mountain columbine  G3      PDF
Argyrochosma fendleri Fendler cloak-fern  G3      
Asclepias hallii Hall's milkweed  G3      
Asclepias uncialis ssp. uncialis Dwarf milkweed  G3G4T2T3  BLM/USFS    PDF
Astragalus anisus Gunnison milkvetch  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus brandegeei Brandegee milkvetch  G3G4      PDF
Astragalus detritalis Debris milkvetch  G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus duchesnensis Duchesne milkvetch  G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus eastwoodiae Eastwood milk-vetch  G3      
Astragalus jejunus starveling milkvetch  G3      
Astragalus linifolius Grand Junction milkvetch  G3Q  BLM    PDF
Astragalus molybdenus Leadville milkvetch  G3      PDF
Astragalus musiniensis Ferron's milkvetch  G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus naturitensis Naturita milkvetch  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus nelsonianus Nelson milkvetch  G3      PDF
Astragalus piscator Fisher Towers milkvetch  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus rafaelensis San Rafael milkvetch  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus ripleyi Ripley milkvetch  G3  BLM/USFS    PDF
Astragalus sesquiflorus sandstone milkvetch  G3G4  BLM    PDF
Astragalus wetherillii Wetherill's milkvetch  G3      PDF
Bolophyta alpina
(Parthenium alpinum)
Wyoming feverfew  G3      PDF
Bolophyta ligulata
(Parthenium ligulatum)
ligulate feverfew  G3  BLM    PDF
Bolophyta tetraneuris
(Parthenium tetraneuris)
Barneby's fever-few  G3      PDF
Botrychium campestre prairie moonwort  G3G4  USFS    PDF
Botrychium lineare narrowleaf grapefern  G2G3  USFS    PDF
Botrychium pallidum pale moonwort  G3      PDF
Castilleja puberula Downy indian-paintbrush  G2G3      
Chenopodium cycloides sandhill goosefoot  G3G4  USFS    PDF
Cirsium ownbeyi Ownbey's thistle  G3      PDF
Cirsium perplexans Adobe Hills thistle  G2G3      
Cymopterus duchesnensis Uinta Basin spring-parsley  G3  BLM    PDF
Cystopteris utahensis Utah bladderfern  G3?      PDF
Delphinium robustum Wahatoya Creek larkspur  G2G3      
Draba globosa rockcress draba  G3      PDF
Draba rectifructa Mountain draba  G3G4      
Erigeron lanatus woolly fleabane  G3G4      PDF
Eriogonum acaule single-stemmed wild buckwheat  G3  BLM    
Eriogonum contortum Grand buckwheat  G3  BLM    PDF
Eriogonum ephedroides ephedra buckwheat  G3  BLM    
Eriogonum tumulosum woodside buckwheat  G3Q  BLM    PDF
Frasera coloradensis Colorado green gentian  G2G3      PDF
Gentianella tortuosa Cathedral Bluff dwarf gentian  G3?  BLM    PDF
Gilia haydenii San Juan gilia  G3      
Gilia penstemonoides Black Canyon gilia  G3      PDF
Gilia stenothyrsa Uinta Basin gilia  G3  BLM    PDF
Herrickia horrida Canadian River spiny aster  G3      PDF
Limnorchis zothecina
(Platanthera zothecina)
alcove bog orchid  G2G3      PDF
Lomatium concinnum Colorado desert-parsley  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Lomatium eastwoodiae Eastwood desert-parsley  G3G4      PDF
Machaeranthera coloradoensis Colorado tansy-aster  G3  USFS    PDF
Mimulus eastwoodiae Eastwood monkey-flower  G3G4  BLM    PDF
Nuttallia multicaulis
(Mentzelia multicaulis)
Many-stem stickleaf  G3      
Nuttallia speciosa
(Mentzelia speciosa)
Jeweled blazingstar  G3      
Oenothera coloradensis ssp. coloradensis
(Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis)
Colorado butterfly plant  G3T2    LT  PDF
Oenothera harringtonii Arkansas Valley evening primrose  G3      PDF
Oonopsis foliosa var. monocephala rayless goldenweed  G3G4T2      PDF
Oreocarya elata
(Cryptantha elata)
Cliff dweller's candlestick catseye  G3      PDF
Oreocarya longiflora
(Cryptantha longiflora)
long-flower cat's-eye  G3      
Oreocarya mensana
(Cryptantha mensana)
southwestern cat's-eye  G3      PDF
Oreocarya osterhoutii
(Cryptantha osterhoutii)
Osterhout cat's-eye  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Oreocarya rollinsii
(Cryptantha rollinsii)
Rollins' cat's-eye  G3  BLM    PDF
Oreocarya stricta
(Cryptantha stricta)
Erect cryptanth  G3      
Pediomelum aromaticum Paradox breadroot  G3  BLM    
Penstemon breviculus little penstemon  G3      PDF
Penstemon cyathophorus Middle Park penstemon  G3      PDF
Penstemon fremontii var. glabrescens Fremont's beardtongue  G3G4T2      
Penstemon harringtonii Harrington beardtongue  G3  BLM/USFS    PDF
Penstemon retrorsus Adobe beardtongue  G3      PDF
Peritoma multicaulis
(Cleome multicaulis)
slender spiderflower  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Phacelia denticulata Rocky Mountain phacelia  G3      
Physaria bellii Bell's twinpod  G2G3      PDF
Physaria calcicola
(Lesquerella calcicola)
Rocky Mountain bladderpod  G3      
Physaria vitulifera Rydberg twinpod  G3      
Potentilla ambigens Southern Rocky Mountain cinquefoil  G3      
Proatriplex pleiantha Mancos saltbush  G3      PDF
Puccinellia parishii Parish's alkali grass  G2G3      
Ribes niveum Snow gooseberry  G3?      
Salix arizonica Arizona willow  G2G3  USFS    
Saussurea weberi Weber saussurea  G2G3      PDF
Sclerocactus glaucus Colorado hookless cactus  G2G3    LT  PDF
Sisyrinchium pallidum Pale blue-eyed grass  G3  BLM    PDF
Spiranthes diluvialis Ute ladies' tresses  G2G3    LT  PDF
Stanleya albescens Arizona prince-plume  G3      
Sullivantia hapemanii var. purpusii Hanging Garden sullivantia  G3T3      PDF
Telesonix jamesii James' telesonix  G2G3      
Townsendia fendleri Fendler's townsend-daisy  G3      
Townsendia rothrockii Rothrock townsend-daisy  G2G3      
Trifolium andinum Mountain clover  G3      PDF