Native Utah Wildflowers
Non-Native Species Indicator
What is a native Utah wildflower? All wildflowers on this site are either marked as Native, Non-Native, or Endemic. For our purposes this page describe how we will use those terms.
A native plant is a plant that occurs within Utah but also occurs outside Utah. A native plant has historical evidence of a presence within Utah.
A non-native plant is a plant that was introduced to Utah. Typically, this means that we can trace the introduction of the plant to a general date. An example of a non-native plant is Alfalfa
An endemic plant is a plant that occurs only within the borders of Utah and nowhere else. An example of an endemic plant is the Eureka Milkvetch.