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  • 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-venerissouthern maiden-hairG5PDF
Aletes humilisLarimer aletesG2G3PDF
Aletes latilobus
(Lomatium latilobum)
Canyonlands aletesG1G2BLMPDF
Aletes lithophilus
(Neoparrya lithophila)
Rock-loving neoparryaG3BLM/USFSPDF
Aliciella sedifolia
(Gilia sedifolia)
Stonecrop giliaG1USFS
Ambrosia linearisplains ragweedG3PDF
Amsonia jonesii Jones blue starG4BLM
Anticlea vaginatus
(Zigadenus vaginatus)
Alcove death camasG2PDF
Apios americana American groundnutG5
Aquilegia chrysantha var. rydbergii golden columbineG4T1QBLM/USFSPDF
Aquilegia micrantha var. mancosanaMancos columbineG5THQPDF
Aquilegia saximontanaRocky Mountain columbineG3PDF
Argyrochosma fendleri Fendler cloak-fernG3
Aristida basiramea Forktip three-awnG5
Armeria scabra ssp. sibirica
(Armeria maritima ssp. sibirica)
sea pinkG5T5USFSPDF
Asclepias hallii Hall's milkweedG3
Asclepias stenophylla Narrow-leaved milkweedG4G5
Asclepias uncialis ssp. uncialis Dwarf milkweedG3G4T2T3BLM/USFSPDF
Askellia nana
(Crepis nana)
Dwarf alpine hawk's-beardG5PDF
Asplenium adiantum-nigrumblack spleenwortG5PDF
Asplenium platyneuronebony spleenwortG5PDF
Astragalus anisus Gunnison milkvetchG2G3BLMPDF
Astragalus brandegeeiBrandegee milkvetchG3G4PDF
Astragalus cronquistiiCronquist's milkvetchG2PDF
Astragalus debequaeus DeBeque milkvetchG2BLMPDF
Astragalus deteriorCliff Palace milkvetchG1G2PDF
Astragalus detritalis Debris milkvetchG3BLMPDF
Astragalus duchesnensisDuchesne milkvetchG3BLMPDF
Astragalus eastwoodiae Eastwood milk-vetchG3
Astragalus equisolensis
(Astragalus desperatus var. neeseae)
Horseshoe milkvetchG5T1BLM
Astragalus humillimus Mancos milkvetchG1LEPDF
Astragalus iodopetalus Violet milkvetchG2USFS
Astragalus jejunus starveling milkvetchG3
Astragalus linifolius Grand Junction milkvetchG3QBLMPDF
Astragalus lonchocarpus var. hamiltonii
(Astragalus hamiltonii)
Hamilton milkvetchG1PDF
Astragalus microcymbus Skiff milkvetchG1BLMCPDF
Astragalus missouriensis var. humistratus Missouri milkvetchG5T1USFS
Astragalus molybdenus Leadville milkvetchG3PDF
Astragalus musiniensis Ferron's milkvetchG3BLMPDF
Astragalus naturitensis Naturita milkvetchG2G3BLMPDF
Astragalus nelsonianusNelson milkvetchG3PDF
Astragalus osterhoutii Kremmling Osterhout milkvetchG1LEPDF
Astragalus piscator Fisher Towers milkvetchG2G3BLMPDF
Astragalus proximusAztec milkvetchG4USFSPDF
Astragalus rafaelensis San Rafael milkvetchG2G3BLMPDF
Astragalus ripleyiRipley milkvetchG3BLM/USFSPDF
Astragalus schmolliae Chapin Mesa milkvetchG1CPDF
Astragalus sesquiflorussandstone milkvetchG3G4BLMPDF
Astragalus sparsiflorus Front Range milkvetchG2
Astragalus tortipes Sleeping Ute milkvetchG1BLMCPDF
Astragalus wetherilliiWetherill's milkvetchG3PDF
Boechera crandallii
(Arabis crandallii)
Crandall's rock-cressG2BLM
Boechera fernaldiana
(Arabis fernaldiana)
park rockcressG4PDF
Boechera glareosa Dorn's rockcressG1
Bolophyta alpina
(Parthenium alpinum)
Wyoming feverfewG3PDF
Bolophyta ligulata
(Parthenium ligulatum)
ligulate feverfewG3BLMPDF
Bolophyta tetraneuris
(Parthenium tetraneuris)
Barneby's fever-fewG3PDF
Botrychium campestreprairie moonwortG3G4USFSPDF
Botrychium echoreflected moonwortG4PDF
Botrychium linearenarrowleaf grapefernG2G3USFSPDF
Botrychium pallidumpale moonwortG3PDF
Botrypus virginianus ssp. europaeus
(Botrychium virginianum)
rattlesnake fernG5PDF
Braya glabella var. glabella
(Braya glabella ssp. glabella)
arctic brayaG5T5?USFSPDF
Braya humilisalpine brayaG5PDF
Camissonia eastwoodiae Eastwood evening-primroseG2BLM
Carex concinnalow northern sedgeG5PDF
Carex leptaleabristle-stalk sedgeG5PDF
Carex lividalivid sedgeG5USFSPDF
Carex peckiiPeck sedgeG5PDF
Carex saximontana Rocky Mountain sedgeG5
Carex tenuifloraslender-flower sedgeG5PDF
Carex torreyi Torrey sedgeG4G5
Carex viridulagreen sedgeG5PDF
Castilleja puberula Downy indian-paintbrushG2G3
Chenopodium cycloidessandhill goosefootG3G4USFSPDF
Cirsium ownbeyi Ownbey's thistleG3PDF
Cirsium perplexans Adobe Hills thistleG2G3
Claytonia rubra Redstem spring beautyG5
Corispermum navicula North Park bugseedG1?BLM
Crocanthemum bicknellii
(Helianthemum bicknellii)
Plains frostweedG5
Cryptogramma stelleri Slender rock-brakeG5BLM
Cylactis arctica ssp. acaulis
(Rubus arcticus ssp. acaulis)
nagoon berryG5T5USFSPDF
Cymopterus duchesnensisUinta Basin spring-parsleyG3BLMPDF
Cypripedium calceolus ssp. parviflorum
(Cypripedium parviflorum)
American yellow lady's-slipperG5USFSPDF
Cypripedium fasciculatumclustered lady's-slipperG4PDF
Cystopteris montanamountain bladder fernG5PDF
Cystopteris utahensisUtah bladderfernG3?PDF
Delphinium ramosum var. alpestre
(Delphinium alpestre)
Colorado larkspurG2
Delphinium robustum Wahatoya Creek larkspurG2G3
Descurainia kenheilii Heil's tansy mustardG1
Draba borealisnorthern rockcressG4G5PDF
Draba exunguiculataclawless drabaG2USFSPDF
Draba globosarockcress drabaG3PDF
Draba graminea San Juan drabaG2
Draba grayanaGray's Peak whitlow-grassG2USFSPDF
Draba malpighiacea whitlow-grassG1?
Draba rectifructa Mountain drabaG3G4
Draba smithiiSmith whitlow-grassG2USFSPDF
Draba weberi Weber's drabaG1USFSPDF
Drosera rotundifoliaroundleaf sundewG5USFSPDF
Epipactis giganteagiant helleborineG4USFSPDF
Erigeron kachinensis Kachina daisyG2BLMPDF
Erigeron lanatuswoolly fleabaneG3G4PDF
Erigeron wilkeniiWilken fleabaneG1PDF
Eriogonum acaule single-stemmed wild buckwheatG3BLM
Eriogonum brandegeei Brandegee wild buckwheatG1G2BLM/USFSPDF
Eriogonum clavellatum Comb Wash buckwheatG2BLM
Eriogonum coloradense Colorado wild buckwheatG2BLMPDF
Eriogonum contortum Grand buckwheatG3BLMPDF
Eriogonum ephedroides ephedra buckwheatG3BLM
Eriogonum pelinophilum Clay-loving wild buckwheatG2LEPDF
Eriogonum tumulosumwoodside buckwheatG3QBLMPDF
Eriogonum viridulum Clay hill buckwheatG4QBLM
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4USFSPDF
Eriophorum gracileslender cottongrassG5USFSPDF
Eustoma grandiflorum
(Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum)
showy prairie gentianG5T5PDF
Eutrema penlandii Mosquito Range mustardG1G2LTPDF
Festuca campestrisbig rough fescueG5PDF
Festuca halliiHall fescueG4USFSPDF
Frasera coloradensis Colorado green gentianG2G3PDF
Frasera paniculata tufted green gentianG4BLM
Gentianella tortuosa Cathedral Bluff dwarf gentianG3?BLMPDF
Gilia haydenii San Juan giliaG3
Gilia penstemonoidesBlack Canyon giliaG3PDF
Gilia stenothyrsa Uinta Basin giliaG3BLMPDF
Goodyera repensdwarf rattlesnake-plantainG5PDF
Gutierrezia elegans Lone Mesa snakeweedG1BLM/USFS
Hackelia gracilenta Mesa Verde stickseedG1G2PDF
Herrickia horrida Canadian River spiny asterG3PDF
Heuchera richardsonii Richardson's alum-rootG5
Hypoxis hirsuta Yellow stargrassG5
Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. weberi Rabbit Ears giliaG5T2USFSPDF
Ipomopsis globularis Globe giliaG2PDF
Ipomopsis polyantha Pagosa skyrocketG1LEPDF
Ipomopsis ramosa Coral ipomopsisG1
Lepidium crenatum Alkaline pepperwortG2
Lilium philadelphicumwood lilyG5PDF
Limnorchis zothecina
(Platanthera zothecina)
alcove bog orchidG2G3PDF
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4PDF
Listera convallarioides Broad-leaved twaybladeG5
Lomatium concinnumColorado desert-parsleyG2G3BLMPDF
Lomatium eastwoodiaeEastwood desert-parsleyG3G4PDF
Lupinus crassus Payson lupineG2BLMPDF
Lygodesmia doloresensis Dolores River skeletonplantG1G2BLM
Machaeranthera coloradoensisColorado tansy-asterG3USFSPDF
Malaxis monophyllos ssp. brachypoda
(Malaxis brachypoda)
white adder's-mouthG4G5QUSFSPDF
Mertensia humilis Rocky Mountain bluebellsG2
Mimulus eastwoodiae Eastwood monkey-flowerG3G4BLMPDF
Mimulus gemmiparus Rocky Mountain monkeyflowerG1USFSPDF
Nuttallia chrysantha
(Mentzelia chrysantha)
Golden blazing starG2BLMPDF
Nuttallia densa
(Mentzelia densa)
Arkansas Canyon stickleafG2BLMPDF
Nuttallia multicaulis
(Mentzelia multicaulis)
Many-stem stickleafG3
Nuttallia rhizomata
(Mentzelia rhizomata)
Roan Cliffs blazing starG2BLMPDF
Nuttallia speciosa
(Mentzelia speciosa)
Jeweled blazingstarG3
Oenothera acutissima Narrow-leaf evening primroseG2BLMPDF
Oenothera coloradensis ssp. coloradensis
(Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis)
Colorado butterfly plantG3T2LTPDF
Oenothera harringtoniiArkansas Valley evening primroseG3PDF
Oenothera kleiniiWolf Creek evening primroseGUGHQPDF
Onoclea sensibilissensitive fernG5PDF
Oonopsis foliosa var. monocephalarayless goldenweedG3G4T2PDF
Oonopsis puebloensis
(Oonopsis sp. 1)
Pueblo goldenweedG2PDF
Oreocarya aperta
(Cryptantha aperta)
Grand Junction cat's-eyeGHPDF
Oreocarya caespitosa
(Cryptantha caespitosa)
Caespitose cat's-eyeG4BLMPDF
Oreocarya elata
(Cryptantha elata)
Cliff dweller's candlestick catseyeG3PDF
Oreocarya longiflora
(Cryptantha longiflora)
long-flower cat's-eyeG3
Oreocarya mensana
(Cryptantha mensana)
southwestern cat's-eyeG3PDF
Oreocarya osterhoutii
(Cryptantha osterhoutii)
Osterhout cat's-eyeG2G3BLMPDF
Oreocarya revealii Gypsum Valley cat-eyeG2BLM
Oreocarya rollinsii
(Cryptantha rollinsii)
Rollins' cat's-eyeG3BLMPDF
Oreocarya stricta
(Cryptantha stricta)
Erect cryptanthG3
Oreoxis humilis Pikes Peak spring parsleyG1USFSPDF
Oxybaphus rotundifolius
(Mirabilis rotundifolia)
Round-leaf four-o'clockG2PDF
Oxytropis besseyi var. obnapiformis Bessey locoweedG5T2
Packera mancosana Mancos shale packeraG1
Packera pauciflora few-flowered ragwortG4G5BLM
Papaver kluanensis
(Papaver radicatum ssp. kluanense)
alpine poppyG5T4PDF
Parnassia kotzebueiKotzebue's grass-of-parnassusG5USFSPDF
Pediocactus knowltoniiKnowlton's cactusG1LEPDF
Pediomelum aromaticum Paradox breadrootG3BLM
Pellaea atropurpureapurple cliff-brakeG5PDF
Pellaea wrightianaWright's cliff-brakeG5PDF
Penstemon acaulis var. yampaensis
(Penstemon yampaensis)
Yampa beardtongueG2
Penstemon breviculuslittle penstemonG3PDF
Penstemon cyathophorusMiddle Park penstemonG3PDF
Penstemon debilis Parachute penstemonG1LTPDF
Penstemon degeneri Degener beardtongueG2BLM/USFSPDF
Penstemon fremontii var. glabrescens Fremont's beardtongueG3G4T2
Penstemon gibbensii Gibben's beardtongueG1G2BLMPDF
Penstemon grahamii Graham beardtongueG2BLMPDF
Penstemon harringtonii Harrington beardtongueG3BLM/USFSPDF
Penstemon laricifolius ssp. exilifolius Larch-leaf beardtongueG4T3
Penstemon mensarum Grand Mesa penstemonG2
Penstemon parviflorussmall-flower beardtongueGHPDF
Penstemon penlandii Kremmling beardtongueG1LEPDF
Penstemon retrorsus Adobe beardtongueG3PDF
Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis White River penstemonG4T1BLMPDF
Penstemon scariosus var. cyanomontanusplateau penstemonG4T2PDF
Peritoma multicaulis
(Cleome multicaulis)
slender spiderflowerG2G3BLMPDF
Phacelia denticulata Rocky Mountain phaceliaG3
Phacelia formosula North Park phaceliaG1LEPDF
Phacelia submutica
(Phacelia scopulina var. submutica)
DeBeque phaceliaG4T2LTPDF
Phippsia algidasnow grassG5PDF
Physaria alpina Avery Peak twinpodG2
Physaria bellii Bell's twinpodG2G3PDF
Physaria calcicola
(Lesquerella calcicola)
Rocky Mountain bladderpodG3
Physaria congesta
(Lesquerella congesta)
Dudley Bluffs bladderpodG1LTPDF
Physaria obcordata Piceance twinpodG1G2LTPDF
Physaria parviflora
(Lesquerella parviflora)
Piceance bladderpodG2BLMPDF
Physaria pruinosa
(Lesquerella pruinosa)
Pagosa bladderpodG2BLM/USFSPDF
Physaria pulvinata Cushion bladderpodG1BLM/USFS
Physaria rollinsii Rollins' twinpodG1
Physaria scrotiformis West silver bladderpodG1USFS
Physaria vicina
(Lesquerella vicina)
Good-neighbor bladderpodG2BLM
Physaria vitulifera Rydberg twinpodG3
Physaria x 1 GNA
Potentilla ambigens Southern Rocky Mountain cinquefoilG3
Potentilla rupincolaRocky Mountain cinquefoilG2USFSPDF
Primula egaliksensisGreenland primroseG4G5USFSPDF
Proatriplex pleianthaMancos saltbushG3PDF
Ptilagrostis porteriPorter feathergrassG2USFSPDF
Puccinellia parishii Parish's alkali grassG2G3
Pyrola pictapictureleaf wintergreenG4G5PDF
Ranunculus gelidustundra buttercupG5PDF
Ribes americanum American currantG5
Ribes niveum Snow gooseberryG3?
Rorippa coloradensisColorado watercressGHPDF
Salix arizonica Arizona willowG2G3USFS
Salix calcicolalime-loving willowG4G5PDF
Salix candidahoary or silver willowG5USFSPDF
Salix myrtillifolialow blueberry willowG5USFSPDF
Salix serissimaautumn willowG5USFSPDF
Saussurea weberi Weber saussureaG2G3PDF
Sclerocactus glaucus Colorado hookless cactusG2G3LTPDF
Sclerocactus mesae-verdae Mesa Verde cactusG2LTPDF
Sisyrinchium pallidum Pale blue-eyed grassG3BLMPDF
Sphaeromeria capitata rock-tansyG4BLM
Spiranthes diluvialis Ute ladies' tressesG2G3LTPDF
Stanleya albescens Arizona prince-plumeG3
Sullivantia hapemanii var. purpusiiHanging Garden sullivantiaG3T3PDF
Telesonix jamesii James' telesonixG2G3
Thalictrum heliophilum sun-loving meadowrueG2BLM/USFSPDF
Thellungiella salsuginea
(Arabidopsis salsuginea)
salt-lick mustardG5?PDF
Thelypodiopsis juniperorum Juniper tumble mustardG2
Thelypodium paniculatum northwestern thelypodyG2
Townsendia fendleri Fendler's townsend-daisyG3
Townsendia glabella Smooth Easter daisyG2
Townsendia rothrockii Rothrock townsend-daisyG2G3
Townsendia strigosa Strigose Easter-daisyG4BLM
Trichophorum pumilumlittle bulrushG5BLMPDF
Trifolium andinum Mountain cloverG3PDF
Unamia alba
(Oligoneuron album)
Prairie goldenrodG5PDF
Viola pedatifida Prairie violetG5PDF
Viola selkirkiiSelkirk violetG5USFSPDF
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