Master Field Guide List

  • 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
Adiantum capillus-veneris southern maiden-hair  G5      PDF
Aletes humilis Larimer aletes  G2G3      PDF
Aletes latilobus
(Lomatium latilobum)
Canyonlands aletes  G1G2  BLM    PDF
Aletes lithophilus
(Neoparrya lithophila)
Rock-loving neoparrya  G3  BLM/USFS    PDF
Aliciella sedifolia
(Gilia sedifolia)
Stonecrop gilia  G1  USFS    
Ambrosia linearis plains ragweed  G3      PDF
Amsonia jonesii Jones blue star  G4  BLM    
Anticlea vaginatus
(Zigadenus vaginatus)
Alcove death camas  G2      PDF
Aquilegia chrysantha var. rydbergii golden columbine  G4T1Q  BLM/USFS    PDF
Aquilegia micrantha var. mancosana Mancos columbine  G5THQ      PDF
Aquilegia saximontana Rocky Mountain columbine  G3      PDF
Argyrochosma fendleri Fendler cloak-fern  G3      
Armeria scabra ssp. sibirica
(Armeria maritima ssp. sibirica)
sea pink  G5T5  USFS    PDF
Asclepias hallii Hall's milkweed  G3      
Asclepias uncialis ssp. uncialis Dwarf milkweed  G3G4T2T3  BLM/USFS    PDF
Askellia nana
(Crepis nana)
dwarf hawksbeard  G5      PDF
Asplenium adiantum-nigrum black spleenwort  G5      PDF
Asplenium platyneuron ebony spleenwort  G5      PDF
Astragalus anisus Gunnison milkvetch  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus brandegeei Brandegee milkvetch  G3G4      PDF
Astragalus cronquistii Cronquist's milkvetch  G2      PDF
Astragalus debequaeus DeBeque milkvetch  G2  BLM    PDF
Astragalus deterior Cliff Palace milkvetch  G1G2      PDF
Astragalus detritalis Debris milkvetch  G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus duchesnensis Duchesne milkvetch  G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus equisolensis
(Astragalus desperatus var. neeseae)
Horseshoe milkvetch  G5T1  BLM    
Astragalus humillimus Mancos milkvetch  G1    LE  PDF
Astragalus iodopetalus Violet milkvetch  G2  USFS    
Astragalus jejunus starveling milkvetch  G3      
Astragalus linifolius Grand Junction milkvetch  G3Q  BLM    PDF
Astragalus lonchocarpus var. hamiltonii
(Astragalus hamiltonii)
Hamilton milkvetch  G4T1      PDF
Astragalus microcymbus Skiff milkvetch  G1  BLM  C  PDF
Astragalus missouriensis var. humistratus Missouri milkvetch  G5T1  USFS    
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 osterhoutii Kremmling Osterhout milkvetch  G1    LE  PDF
Astragalus piscator Fisher Towers milkvetch  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus proximus Aztec milkvetch  G4  USFS    PDF
Astragalus rafaelensis San Rafael milkvetch  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Astragalus ripleyi Ripley milkvetch  G3  BLM/USFS    PDF
Astragalus schmolliae Chapin Mesa milkvetch  G1    C  PDF
Astragalus sesquiflorus sandstone milkvetch  G3G4  BLM    PDF
Astragalus tortipes Sleeping Ute milkvetch  G1  BLM  C  PDF
Astragalus wetherillii Wetherill's milkvetch  G3      PDF
Boechera crandallii
(Arabis crandallii)
Crandall's rock-cress  G2  BLM    
Boechera fernaldiana
(Arabis fernaldiana)
park rockcress  G4      PDF
Boechera glareosa Dorn's rockcress  G1      
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 echo reflected moonwort  G4      PDF
Botrychium lineare narrowleaf grapefern  G2G3  USFS    PDF
Botrychium pallidum pale moonwort  G3      PDF
Botrypus virginianus ssp. europaeus
(Botrychium virginianum)
rattlesnake fern  G5      PDF
Braya glabella var. glabella
(Braya glabella ssp. glabella)
arctic braya  G5T5?  USFS    PDF
Braya humilis alpine braya  G5      PDF
Camissonia eastwoodiae Eastwood evening-primrose  G2  BLM    
Carex concinna low northern sedge  G5      PDF
Carex leptalea bristle-stalk sedge  G5      PDF
Carex livida livid sedge  G5  USFS    PDF
Carex peckii Peck sedge  G5      PDF
Carex tenuiflora slender-flower sedge  G5      PDF
Carex viridula green sedge  G5      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      
Corispermum navicula North Park bugseed  G1?  BLM    
Cryptogramma stelleri Slender rock-brake  G5  BLM    
Cylactis arctica ssp. acaulis
(Rubus arcticus ssp. acaulis)
nagoon berry  G5T5  USFS    PDF
Cymopterus duchesnensis Uinta Basin spring-parsley  G3  BLM    PDF
Cypripedium calceolus ssp. parviflorum
(Cypripedium parviflorum)
American yellow lady's-slipper  G5  USFS    PDF
Cypripedium fasciculatum clustered lady's-slipper  G4      PDF
Cystopteris montana mountain bladder fern  G5      PDF
Cystopteris utahensis Utah bladderfern  G3?      PDF
Delphinium ramosum var. alpestre
(Delphinium alpestre)
Colorado larkspur  G4T2      
Delphinium robustum Wahatoya Creek larkspur  G2?      
Descurainia kenheilii Heil's tansy mustard  G1      
Draba borealis northern rockcress  G4G5      PDF
Draba exunguiculata clawless draba  G2  USFS    PDF
Draba globosa rockcress draba  G3      PDF
Draba graminea San Juan draba  G2      
Draba grayana Gray's Peak whitlow-grass  G2  USFS    PDF
Draba malpighiacea whitlow-grass  G1?      
Draba rectifructa Mountain draba  G3G4      
Draba smithii Smith whitlow-grass  G2  USFS    PDF
Draba weberi Weber's draba  G1  USFS    PDF
Drosera rotundifolia roundleaf sundew  G5  USFS    PDF
Epipactis gigantea giant helleborine  G4  USFS    PDF
Erigeron kachinensis Kachina daisy  G2  BLM    PDF
Erigeron lanatus woolly fleabane  G3G4      PDF
Erigeron wilkenii Wilken fleabane  G1      PDF
Eriogonum acaule single-stemmed wild buckwheat  G3  BLM    
Eriogonum brandegeei Brandegee wild buckwheat  G1G2  BLM/USFS    PDF
Eriogonum clavellatum Comb Wash buckwheat  G2  BLM    
Eriogonum coloradense Colorado wild buckwheat  G2  BLM    PDF
Eriogonum contortum Grand buckwheat  G3  BLM    PDF
Eriogonum ephedroides ephedra buckwheat  G3  BLM    
Eriogonum pelinophilum Clay-loving wild buckwheat  G2    LE  PDF
Eriogonum tumulosum woodside buckwheat  G3Q  BLM    PDF
Eriogonum viridulum Clay hill buckwheat  G4Q  BLM    
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeum Altai cottongrass  G4?T3T4  USFS    PDF
Eriophorum gracile slender cottongrass  G5  USFS    PDF
Eustoma grandiflorum
(Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum)
showy prairie gentian  G5      PDF
Eutrema penlandii Mosquito Range mustard  G1G2    LT  PDF
Festuca campestris big rough fescue  G5?      PDF
Festuca hallii Hall fescue  G4  USFS    PDF
Frasera coloradensis Colorado green gentian  G2G3      PDF
Frasera paniculata tufted green gentian  G4  BLM    
Gentianella tortuosa Cathedral Bluff dwarf gentian  G3?  BLM    PDF
Gilia penstemonoides Black Canyon gilia  G3      PDF
Gilia stenothyrsa Uinta Basin gilia  G3  BLM    PDF
Goodyera repens dwarf rattlesnake-plantain  G5      PDF
Gutierrezia elegans Lone Mesa snakeweed  G1  BLM/USFS    
Hackelia gracilenta Mesa Verde stickseed  G1G2      PDF
Herrickia horrida Canadian River spiny aster  G2?      PDF
Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. weberi Rabbit Ears gilia  G5T2  USFS    PDF
Ipomopsis globularis Globe gilia  G2      PDF
Ipomopsis polyantha Pagosa skyrocket  G1    LE  PDF
Ipomopsis ramosa Coral ipomopsis  G1      
Lepidium crenatum Alkaline pepperwort  G2      
Lilium philadelphicum wood lily  G5      PDF
Limnorchis zothecina
(Platanthera zothecina)
alcove bog orchid  G2      PDF
Listera borealis northern twayblade  G4      PDF
Lomatium concinnum Colorado desert-parsley  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Lomatium eastwoodiae Eastwood desert-parsley  G3G4      PDF
Lupinus crassus Payson lupine  G2  BLM    PDF
Lygodesmia doloresensis Dolores River skeletonplant  G1G2  BLM    
Machaeranthera coloradoensis Colorado tansy-aster  G3  USFS    PDF
Malaxis monophyllos ssp. brachypoda
(Malaxis brachypoda)
white adder's-mouth  G4Q  USFS    PDF
Mertensia humilis Rocky Mountain bluebells  G2      
Mimulus eastwoodiae Eastwood monkey-flower  G3G4  BLM    PDF
Mimulus gemmiparus budding monkeyflower  G1  USFS    PDF
Nuttallia chrysantha
(Mentzelia chrysantha)
Golden blazing star  G2  BLM    PDF
Nuttallia densa
(Mentzelia densa)
Arkansas Canyon stickleaf  G2  BLM    PDF
Nuttallia multicaulis
(Mentzelia multicaulis)
Many-stem stickleaf  G3      
Nuttallia rhizomata
(Mentzelia rhizomata)
Roan Cliffs blazing star  G2  BLM    PDF
Nuttallia speciosa
(Mentzelia speciosa)
Jeweled blazingstar  G3      
Oenothera acutissima Narrow-leaf evening primrose  G2  BLM    PDF
Oenothera coloradensis ssp. coloradensis
(Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis)
Colorado butterfly plant  G3T2    LT  PDF
Oenothera harringtonii Arkansas Valley evening primrose  G3      PDF
Oenothera kleinii Wolf Creek evening primrose  GUGHQ      PDF
Onoclea sensibilis sensitive fern  G5      PDF
Oonopsis foliosa var. monocephala rayless goldenweed  G3G4T2      PDF
Oonopsis sp. 1 Pueblo goldenweed  G2      PDF
Oreocarya aperta
(Cryptantha aperta)
Grand Junction cat's-eye  GH      PDF
Oreocarya caespitosa
(Cryptantha caespitosa)
Caespitose cat's-eye  G4  BLM    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 revealii Gypsum Valley cateye  G2  BLM    
Oreocarya rollinsii
(Cryptantha rollinsii)
Rollins' cat's-eye  G3  BLM    PDF
Oreoxis humilis Pikes Peak spring parsley  G1  USFS    PDF
Oxybaphus rotundifolius
(Mirabilis rotundifolia)
round-leaf four-o'clock  G2      PDF
Oxytropis besseyi var. obnapiformis Bessey locoweed  G5T2      
Packera mancosana Mancos shale packera  G1      
Packera pauciflora few-flowered ragwort  G4G5  BLM    
Papaver kluanensis
(Papaver radicatum ssp. kluanense)
alpine poppy  G4      PDF
Parnassia kotzebuei Kotzebue's grass-of-parnassus  G5  USFS    PDF
Pediocactus knowltonii Knowlton's cactus  G1    LE  PDF
Pediomelum aromaticum Paradox breadroot  G3  BLM    
Pellaea atropurpurea purple cliff-brake  G5      PDF
Pellaea wrightiana Wright's cliff-brake  G5      PDF
Penstemon acaulis var. yampaensis
(Penstemon yampaensis)
Yampa beardtongue  G3T2      
Penstemon breviculus little penstemon  G3      PDF
Penstemon cyathophorus Middle Park penstemon  G3      PDF
Penstemon debilis Parachute penstemon  G1    LT  PDF
Penstemon degeneri Degener beardtongue  G2  BLM/USFS    PDF
Penstemon fremontii var. glabrescens Fremont's beardtongue  G3G4T2      
Penstemon gibbensii Gibben's beardtongue  G1G2  BLM    PDF
Penstemon grahamii Graham beardtongue  G2  BLM    PDF
Penstemon harringtonii Harrington beardtongue  G3  BLM/USFS    PDF
Penstemon mensarum Grand Mesa penstemon  G2      
Penstemon parviflorus small-flower beardtongue  GH      PDF
Penstemon penlandii Kremmling beardtongue  G1    LE  PDF
Penstemon retrorsus adobe beardtongue  G3      PDF
Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis White River penstemon  G4T1  BLM    PDF
Penstemon scariosus var. cyanomontanus plateau penstemon  G4T2      PDF
Peritoma multicaulis
(Cleome multicaulis)
slender spiderflower  G2G3  BLM    PDF
Phacelia denticulata Rocky Mountain phacelia  G3      
Phacelia formosula North Park phacelia  G1    LE  PDF
Phacelia submutica DeBeque phacelia  G2    LT  PDF
Phippsia algida snow grass  G5      PDF
Physaria alpina Avery Peak twinpod  G2      
Physaria bellii Bell's twinpod  G2G3      PDF
Physaria calcicola
(Lesquerella calcicola)
Rocky Mountain bladderpod  G3      
Physaria congesta
(Lesquerella congesta)
Dudley Bluffs bladderpod  G1    LT  PDF
Physaria obcordata Piceance twinpod  G1G2    LT  PDF
Physaria parviflora
(Lesquerella parviflora)
Piceance bladderpod  G2  BLM    PDF
Physaria pruinosa
(Lesquerella pruinosa)
Pagosa bladderpod  G2  BLM/USFS    PDF
Physaria pulvinata Cushion bladderpod  G1  BLM/USFS    
Physaria rollinsii Rollins' twinpod  G1      
Physaria scrotiformis West silver bladderpod  G1  USFS    
Physaria vicina
(Lesquerella vicina)
Good-neighbor bladderpod  G2  BLM    
Potentilla ambigens Southern Rocky Mountain cinquefoil  G3      
Potentilla rupincola Rocky Mountain cinquefoil  G2  USFS    PDF
Primula egaliksensis Greenland primrose  G4  USFS    PDF
Proatriplex pleiantha Mancos saltbush  G3      PDF
Ptilagrostis porteri Porter feathergrass  G2  USFS    PDF
Puccinellia parishii Parish's alkali grass  G2G3      
Pyrola picta pictureleaf wintergreen  G4G5      PDF
Ranunculus gelidus ssp. grayi
(Ranunculus grayi)
tundra buttercup  GNRT4T5      PDF
Ribes niveum Snow gooseberry  G3?      
Rorippa coloradensis Colorado watercress  GH      PDF
Salix arizonica Arizona willow  G2G3  USFS    
Salix calcicola lime-loving willow  G4G5T4      PDF
Salix candida hoary or silver willow  G5  USFS    PDF
Salix myrtillifolia low blueberry willow  G5  USFS    PDF
Salix serissima autumn willow  G4  USFS    PDF
Saussurea weberi Weber saussurea  G2G3      PDF
Sclerocactus glaucus Colorado hookless cactus  G2G3    LT  PDF
Sclerocactus mesae-verdae Mesa Verde cactus  G2    LT  PDF
Sisyrinchium pallidum Pale blue-eyed grass  G3  BLM    PDF
Sphaeromeria capitata rock-tansy  G3  BLM    
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  G2      
Thalictrum heliophilum sun-loving meadowrue  G2  BLM/USFS    PDF
Thellungiella salsuginea
(Arabidopsis salsuginea)
salt-lick mustard  G4G5      PDF
Thelypodium paniculatum northwestern thelypody  G2      
Townsendia fendleri Fendler's townsend-daisy  G2      
Townsendia glabella Smooth Easter daisy  G2      
Townsendia rothrockii Rothrock townsend-daisy  G2G3      
Townsendia strigosa Strigose Easter-daisy  G4  BLM    
Trichophorum pumilum little bulrush  G5  BLM    PDF
Trifolium andinum Mountain clover  G3      PDF
Unamia alba
(Oligoneuron album)
prairie goldenrod  G5      PDF
Viola pedatifida prairie violet  G5      PDF
Viola selkirkii Selkirk violet  G5?  USFS    PDF