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Catalogue of YELLOW Wildflowers of North America

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In order to help wildflower enthusiasts to better promote, identify and learn about wildflowers of North America, the following color designated catalog of wildflowers is available based on submissions by members of this group. This forum thread is designated to assist in correctly identifying YELLOW colored wildflowers. It will be an ongoing project as the list of wildflowers continues to grow, thanks to the efforts of its members.
This catalog is complete with the COMMON NAME, SCIENTIFIC NAME followed by PHOTOS of that particular wildflower. Please note that some flowers may be found in more than one catalog group as colors may vary from region to region, soil condition or life-stage of the flower.

Blanket Flower Hybrid – Gaillardia Grandiflora

Blanketflower – Gaillardia aristata

Birdsfoot Trefoil – Lotus corniculatus

Yellow Lady Slipper – Cypripedium pubescens var. pubescens

Small Yellow Lady’s Slipper – Cypripedium parviflorum

Butter and Eggs/Yellow Toadflax – Linaria vulgaris

Giant Sunflower – Helianthus giganteus

Dwarf Sunflower – Helianthus gracilentus

Nuttall’s sunflower – Helianthus Nuttallii

Desert Sunflower – Geraea canescens

Prairie Sunflower – Helianthus pauciflorus

Annual Sunflower – Helianthus annuus

Hairy Sunflower – Helianthus hirsutus

The Silverleaf Bahia – Bahia absinthifolia

Woodland Sunflower – Helianthus divaricatus L.

Goldfields – Lasthenia glabrata

Wholeleaf Rosinweed – Silphium Integrifolium

False Sunflower/0x-Eye Sunflower – Heliopsis helianthoides

Jerusalem Artichoke – Helianthus tuberosus

Compass Plant – Silphium laciniatum

Black-eyed Susan- Rudbeckia hirta

Plains Prickly Pear Cactus – Opuntia polyacantha

Porcupine Prickly Pear Cactus – Opuntia erinacea

Desert Prickly Pear – Opuntia phaeacantha

Meadow Buttercup – Ranunculus acris

Creeping buttercup – Ranunculus repens L.

Buttercup/crowfoot – Ranunculus californicus

Greater Celandine – Chelidonium majus

Maryland Goldenaster – Chrysopsis mariana

Marsh Marigold – Caltha palustris

Desert Marigold – Baileya multiradiata

Bur-marigold – Bidens laevis

Wingstem – Verbesina alternifolia

Yellow pond-lily – Nuphar lutea

Yellow Columbine – Aquilegia chrysantha

Upright Prairie Coneflower – Ratibida columnifera

Rough Coneflower – Rudbeckia Grandflora

Yellow Coneflower – Ratibida pinnata

Prairie Coneflower – Ratibida columnaris

Hairy Golden Aster – Heterotheca villosa

Large-leaved Aven – Geum macrophyllum

Yellow avens – Geum aleppicum

Common Tansy – Tanacetum vulgare

Western Saslify/Common Goat’s-Beard – Tragopogon dubius

Trout Lily – Erythronium americanum

Bluebead Lily- Yellow Clintonia- Clintonia borealis

Glacier Lily – Erythronium grandiflorum

Coreopsis-Tickseed

Plains Coreopsis – Coreopsis tinctoria

Canada Goldenrod – Solidago canadensis

Northern Goldenrod – Solidago multiradiata Ait

Stout Goldenrod – Solidago squarrosa

Sulphur Cinquefoil – Potentilla recta

Intermediate Cinquefoil – Potentilla intermedia L.

Snow Cinquefoil – Potentilla nivea L

Rough-fruited Cinquefoil – Potentilla recta

Evening Primrose – Oenothera biennis

Southern Sundrops – Oenothera fruticosa

Partridge Pea – Chamaechrista fasciculata

Jewelweed – Impatiens campanis

Mouse-ear Hawkweed – Hieracium pilosella

Carolina Jessamine – Gelsemium sempervirens

False Foxglove, Gerardia Pedicularia

*Sow Thistle – Sonchus arvensis


Leafy Spurge- Euphorbis esula

Blue-mountain Buttercup – Ranunculus oresterus

Texas Groundsel – Senecio ampullaceus

Roundleaf Groundsel – Packera obovata

Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberosa

Coltsfoot – Tussilago farfara

Skunk cabbage – lysichiton americanus

Yellow Wood Sorrel – Oxalis stricta

Wild Oats – Uvularia sessilifolia

Common Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale

Sleepy Daisy – Xanthisma texana

Sneezeweed – Helenium autumnale

Golden Ragwort – Packera aurea

Common Silverweed – Argentina anserina

Common St. John’s-Wort – Hypericum perforatum

Moneywort – Lysimachia nummularia

Small Hop Clover – Trifolium dubium

Moth Mullein – Verbascum blattaria

Alpine Arnica – Arnica angustifolia ssp. angustifolia

Serpentine Arnica – Arnica cernua

Chamisso’s Arnica – Arnica Chamissonis

Heart-leaf Arnica – Arnica cordifolia

Alfafla – Medicago falcata

Downy yellow violet – viola pubescens

Yellow flag iris – Iris pseudacorus

Arrowleaf Balsamroot – Balsamorhiza sagittata

Featherfoil – Hottonia inflata

Yellow Trillium – Trillium luteum

Yellow Violets

Halberd-Leaved Violet – Viola Hastata

Yellow Prairie Violet – Viola nuttallii“

*Yellow Star Grass – Hypoxis hirsuta


Common Orange Fiddleneck – Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia

Meadow Rue – Thalictrum Dioicum

Large-Flowered Bellwort – Uvularia grandiflora

Black Mustard – Brassica nigra

Hoary Puccoon – Lithospermum canescens

Yellow Indian Paintbrush – Castilleja sessiliflora

Flannel Mullein (Lamb’s Ears) – Verbascum thapsus

Whorled Loosestrife – Lysimachia quadrifolia L.

Moth Mullein – Verbascum blattaria

Western Stoneseed – Lithospermum ruderale

Yellow Loosestrife – Lysimachia vulgaris LINN

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