It is our goal to provide pictures and information about wildflower species native to Uinta County, Wyoming and the adjacent Uinta Mountains.
During the summer of 2020, UCCD spotlighted many native wildflower species on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
This information is available as a pdf document.
You may also click on the images below for information on individual species. As this is not an inclusive list of all the wildflowers in our area, we will add to it periodically.
If you have a wildflower you would like identified please email a picture to , or stop by our office in Lyman!
See the resource section below for additional information.
Click on the name or image for more information about each plant.
Are you looking for native plants to grow in your gardens?
Plants With Altitude, Regionally Native Plants for Wyoming Gardens is a 2014 publication by the University of Wyoming Extension, Barnyards & Backyards, Laramie Garden Club and Biodiversity Institute. This 66 page, spirally bound book is a great resource about native plants, where to get them and how to best grow them in your garden.
We also have free copies at our office if you prefer print.
Stop in at 204 East Sage in Lyman, Monday-Thursday 8-4.
Other resources in conjunction with this plant guide can be found at wyomingnativegardens.org
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Search by common name to find pictures and information on plant location and status.
Check out this recorded Zoom meeting about native Wyoming Wildflowers hosted by the University of Wyoming Extension and Barnyards & Backyards.
"This guidebook is meant to help the more-than-casual observer of nature identify the most important and common plant species on Wyoming’s rangelands. We have included many of the grasses, grass-likes, forbs, and woody plants vital to both wildlife and domestic livestock. Unfortunately, some areas of Wyoming’s rangeland are dominated by the non-native, invasive cheatgrass, and we have included it and a few other undesirable plant species." - UWyo Extension
The USDA Poisonous Plant Research Lab in Logan Utah, staffs a wide variety of scientists who study plants that are poisonous to livestock throughout the world. This publication was printed for livestock owners and others interested in plants that are poisonous to livestock in the Western U.S.
Agricultural Information Bulletin Number 415. 107 pages. Revised in 2011. Published by the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
Click the pictures to view a PDF copy.
Available for check-out from UCCD.
Measure, identify, collect and press as you learn about the plants in Southwest Wyoming.
This kit includes a number of learning guides, books, activity ideas, measurement instruments, tree cookies, a plant press and field equipment for hands-on and outdoor learning.
We are also available to teach lessons about plants!
Contact us for more information:
204 East Sage St