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Wyoming Rare Plant Field Guide

Species by Soil Type


Soil Types

Acidic Substrates Alkaline Substrates Alluvium Calcareous Substrates
Clay Substrates Conglomerate Granitic Substrates Gravelly Substrates
Gypsum Hydrothermal Substrates Leaf Duff Limestone Substrates
Moist Silt/Sand/Gravel Mudstones Peat Redbed Substrates
Sandstone Substrates Sandy Substrates Seleniferous Substrates Shale Substrates
Volcanic Substrates


Acidic Substrates

Trailing Clubmoss -- Lycopodium complanatum

Alkaline Substrates

Meadow Milkvetch -- Astragalus diversifolius var. diversifolius
Many-Stemmed Spider-Flower -- Cleome multicaulis

Alluvium

Colorado Butterfly Plant -- Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis

Calcareous Substrates

Red Manzanita -- Arctostaphylos rubra
Soft Aster -- Aster mollis
Livid Sedge -- Carex livida
Boreal Draba -- Draba borealis
Wooly Fleabane -- Erigeron lanatus
Payson's Bladderpod -- Lesquerella paysonii
Marsh Muhly -- Muhlenbergia glomerata
Alpine Feverfew -- Parthenium alpinum
Dorn's Twinpod -- Physaria dornii
Devil's Gate Twinpod -- Physaria eburniflora
Creeping Twinpod -- Physaria integrifolia var. monticola
Greenland Primrose -- Primula egaliksensis
Rolland's Bulrush -- Scirpus rollandii
Shoshonea -- Shoshonea pulvinata
Hapeman's Sullivantia -- Sullivantia hapemanii var. hapemanii

Clay Substrates

Mystery Wormwood -- Artemisia biennis var. diffusa
Porter's Sagebrush -- Artemisia porteri
Bastard Draba Milkvetch -- Astragalus drabelliformis
Hyattville Milkvetch -- Astragalus jejunus var. articulatus
Starveling Milkvetch -- Astragalus jejunus var. jejunus
Precocious Milkvetch -- Astragalus proimanthus
Cedar Rim Thistle -- Cirsium aridum
Rabbit Buckwheat -- Eriogonum brevicaule var. canum
Narrowleaf Goldenweed -- Haplopappus macronema var. linearis
Large-Friuted Bladderpod -- Lesquerella macrocarpa
Gibben's Beardtongue -- Penstemon gibbensii
Opal Phlox -- Phlox opalensis
Rocky Mountain Twinpod -- Physaria saximontana var saximontana
Desert Yellowhead -- Yermo xanthocephalus

Congleomerate

Uinta Greenthread -- Thelesperma pubescens
Cedar Mountain Easter Daisy -- Townsendia microcephala

Granitic Substrates

Larimer Aletes -- Aletes humilis
Laramie Columbine -- Aquilegia laramiensis
Small Rock Cress -- Arabis pusilla
Devil's Gate Twinpod -- Physaria eburniflora

Gravelly Substrates

Northern Arnica -- Arnica lonchophylla
Cedar Rim Thistle -- Cirsium aridum
Owl Creek Miner's Candle -- Cryptantha subcapitata
Narrowleaf Goldenweed -- Haplopappus macronema var. linearis
Sidesaddle Bladderpod -- Lesquerella arenosa var. argillosa
Keeled Bladderpod -- Lesquerella carinata var. carinata
Stemless Beardtongue -- Penstemon acaulis var. acaulis
Beaver Rim Phlox -- Phlox pungens
Creeping Twinpod -- Physaria integrifolia var. monticola
Weber's Saw-Wort -- Saussurea weberi
Uinta Greenthread -- Thelesperma pubescens
North Fork Easter Daisy -- Townsendia condensata var. anomala

Gypsum

Large-Friuted Bladderpod -- Lesquerella macrocarpa

Hydrothermal substrates

Ross' Bentgrass -- Agrostis rossiae

Leaf Duff

Clustered Lady's Slipper -- Cypripedium fasciculatum

Limestone Substrates

Sweet-flowered Rock Jasmine -- Androsace chamaejasme var. carinata
Northern Arnica -- Arnica lonchophylla
Soft Aster -- Aster mollis
Dubois Milkvetch -- Astragalus gilviflorus var. purpureus
Prairie Moonwort -- Botrychium campestre
Williams' Waferparsnip -- Cymopterus williamsii
Boreal Draba -- Draba borealis
Rockcress Draba -- Draba densifolia var. apiculata
Comb-Hair Whitlow-Grass -- Draba pectinipila
Wooly Fleabane -- Erigeron lanatus
Sidesaddle Bladderpod -- Lesquerella arenosa var. argillosa
Keeled Bladderpod -- Lesquerella carinata var. carinata
Colorado Tansy-Aster -- Machaeranthera coloradoensis
Naked-Stemmed Parrya -- Parrya nudicaulis
Beaver Rim Phlox -- Phlox pungens
Devil's Gate Twinpod -- Physaria eburniflora
Rocky Mountain Twinpod -- Physaria saximontana var saximontana
Absaroka Goldenweed -- Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. subsquarrosus
Weber's Saw-Wort -- Saussurea weberi
Shoshonea -- Shoshonea pulvinata
Laramie False Sagebrush -- Sphaeromeria simplex

Moist Silt/Sand/Gravel

Ute Lady's Tresses -- Spiranthes diluvialis

Mudstones

Porter's Sagebrush -- Artemisia porteri

Peat

Ute Lady's Tresses -- Spiranthes diluvialis

Redbed Substrates

Dubois Milkvetch -- Astragalus gilviflorus var. purpureus

Sandstone Substrates

Bastard Draba Milkvetch -- Astragalus drabelliformis
Starveling Milkvetch -- Astragalus jejunus var. jejunus
Wyoming Tansymustard -- Descurainia torulosa
Rabbit Buckwheat -- Eriogonum brevicaule var. canum
Colorado Tansy-Aster -- Machaeranthera coloradoensis
Beaver Rim Phlox -- Phlox pungens
Devil's Gate Twinpod -- Physaria eburniflora
Rocky Mountain Twinpod -- Physaria saximontana var saximontana
Absaroka Goldenweed -- Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. subsquarrosus
Barneby's Clover -- Trifolium barnebyi

Sandy Substrates

Yellowstone Sand Verbena -- Abronia ammophila
Payson's Milkvetch -- Astragalus paysonii
Cedar Rim Thistle -- Cirsium aridum
Narrowleaf Goldenweed -- Haplopappus macronema var. linearis
Rabbit Buckwheat -- Eriogonum brevicaule var. canum
Contracted Indian Ricegrass -- Oryzopsis contracta
Gibben's Beardtongue -- Penstemon gibbensii
Persistent Sepal Yellowcress -- Rorippa calycina

Seleniferous Substrates

Sidesaddle Bladderpod -- Lesquerella arenosa var. argillosa

Shale Substrates

Dubois Milkvetch -- Astragalus gilviflorus var. purpureus
Starveling Milkvetch -- Astragalus jejunus var. jejunus
Precocious Milkvetch -- Astragalus proimanthus
Cedar Rim Thistle -- Cirsium aridum
Ownbey's Thistle -- Cirsium ownbeyi
Sidesaddle Bladderpod -- Lesquerella arenosa var. argillosa
Keeled Bladderpod -- Lesquerella carinata var. carinata
Gibben's Beardtongue -- Penstemon gibbensii
Tufted Twinpod -- Physaria condensata
Dorn's Twinpod -- Physaria dornii
Green River Greenthread -- Thelesperma caespitosum

Volcanic Substrates

Wyoming Tansymustard -- Descurainia torulosa

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