AMARANTHACEAE, the amaranth and quinoa family.

Dysphania graveolens, quite rich in betalains:

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ASTERACEAE, the sunflower family.

Cirsium scopulorum, of the southern Rocky Mountains:

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Lygodesmia grandiflora, a gorgeous cichorioid of the greater Four Corners:

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BRASSICACEAE, the mustard family.

Stanleya pinnata (Brassiaceae), of drylands of the western U.S.A.:

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CACTACEAE, the cactus family.

Pediocactus simpsonii, of dry slopes and openings of the greater Rocky Mountains of U.S.A.:

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CRASSULACEAE

Rhodiola rhodantha, the 5 separate carpels developed into follicles:

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HYDRANGEACEAE, the hydrangea family.

Fendlera rupicola, an attractive shrub of pinyon-junipers lands and canyons:

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ONAGRACEAE, the evening primose family.

Oenothera harringtonii, narrowly endemic to southeastern Colorado:

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OROBANCHACEAE

Pedicularis groenlandica, a common lousewort of the southern Rockies:

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PAPAVERACEAE

Papaver kluanense, an endearing alpine poppy of the Rocky Mountains:

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PLANTAGINACEAE, the plaintain family.

Penstemon buckleyi, endemic to the grasslands of south-central North America:

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POLEMONIACEAE

Phlox condensata, of the broader southwest of North America.

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PRIMULACEAE, the primrose family.

Primula parryi, presenting one of the showiest flowers for its altitude in the southern Rockies:

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RANUNCULACEAE, the buttercup family.

Delphinium alpestre, an endemic alpine larkspur of the southern Rocky Mountains:

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ROSACEAE, the rose family.

Dryas hookeriana, perhaps an alpine limestone lover:

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RUTACEAE, the citrus family.

Ptelea trifoliata, 1 of only 2 native citruses of cool and semiarid Colorado. Note the pellucid glands/punctations:

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SOLANACEAE

Quincula lobata, a monotypic genus restricted to the high plains and deserts of southwestern North America:

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