Colorado Rocky Mtn Wildflowers

Colorado Rocky Mtn Wildflowers


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High Country Apps is proud to support The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Chapter ( through donations and providing the Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers app for their educational and scientific work.

Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers presents more than 500 wildflowers, shrubs, trees, and ferns of the Colorado Rockies and Greater Rocky Mountain Area. Designed for expert and beginner alike, this guide presents each species in a clear, informative format that provides photos and illustrations of the plant, an easily understood description, distinctive field marks, preferred habitats, and tidbits on the plant’s ecology and cultural use.

An innovative, easy-to-use key allows the user to select flower color, leaf type, and other characteristics to quickly identify unknown plants. You are on a hike, look down and see a flower with yellow petals and opposite leaves but don’t know its name. It could be tall and thorny, sticky with black berries, sweet-smelling with square stems. Just select what you do know on the app and all plants matching your description will be shown. Photographs and information used by the app are stored locally, making the app available to use with or without a data connection.

The app covers the Colorado Rocky Mountains from the foothills to the alpine zone and although we show you a few plants found exclusively in Colorado, the vast majority of the plants shown can also be found through the Rockies of Montana, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

We have been careful to include the most abundant and visible plants and also those less common but found in unusual habitats, such as, wetlands, ponds, and rocky slopes. We have also chosen species from various altitudes, from 85 families and 200 genera, and from all geographic locations -- East Slope, West Slope, and the mountains between.

We hope this app increases your enthusiasm for the plants that give us all life and inspiration. Revel in the wildflowers and infect others with your love of the land.

Tags: rocky mountain plants, colorado rocky mtn wildflowers.

Recently changed in this version

- Includes link to family from species
- Count of species in app is displayed for each family
- Added "Favorites" and the ability to save a list of plants and share or email them
- Updated navigation buttons to include "Favorites"
- Improved image size and quality for high resolution devices
- Increased thumbnail size for high resolution devices
- Corrected thumbnail size for 7" tablets

Comments and ratings for Colorado Rocky Mtn Wildflowers
  • (64 stars)

    by Michael Menefee on 04/12/2014

    A great app!

  • (64 stars)

    by Linda McMulkin on 22/08/2014

    This is a great app for teaching kids how to observe plant parts. Having photos to confirm the ID really helps them feel successful.

  • (64 stars)

    by Robert DeCamp on 21/04/2014

    I got it to ID wildflowers I photographed and was pleasantly surprised by the many effective search methods and the overall accuracy. You aren't given just a single image but multiple making distinguish between flowers more accurate. I highly recommend this.

  • (64 stars)

    by Mike Lindstrom on 06/02/2014

  • (64 stars)

    by Lynne Forrester on 18/01/2014

    Finally a tool that I can use for identification that actually makes sense.

  • (64 stars)

    by Richard Shelquist on 02/01/2014

    A very nice field guide, with useful search tools to find the plants easily. This is great app... I sure hope more people buy (and review) this great app, so the creators will keep improving and updating in the future.