GRANITE PEAK PUBLICATIONS: Accompanying travelers to the national park since 2002

Color a Wildflower

Flower coloring book iconThe Color Wildflowers page includes Yellowstone wildflowers. Visit this fun website to download or print out drawings of plants to color. You find them by common name or by Latin name. See the List of Plants for the ones that you can find in Yellowstone.

Botanist Karl Urban contributed these drawings of wildflowers and trees he made at Umatilla National Forest, Oregon, to the public domain, on condition that he be credited whenever they are used.

If you send us a wildflower you or a child you know color, we’ll be happy to display it with the artist’s name! Mail your coloring page to Granite Peak Publications, 5131 NE 201st Place, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

Look for these Yellowstone plants, available on the Coloring Wildflowers website:

  • Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)
  • Bear Grass (Xerphyllum tenax)
  • Big-leaved Huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum)
  • Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)
  • Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis)
  • Common Yellow Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)
  • Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmannii)
  • Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)
  • Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • Heart-leaved Arnica (Arnica cordifolia)
  • Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
  • Lupine
  • Moss Campion (Silene acaulis)
  • Paintbrush (Castilleja linariaefolia)
  • Penstemon
  • Phlox
  • Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia polyacantha)
  • Silky Phacelia (Phacelia sericea)
  • Sticky Geranium (Geranium viscosissimum)
  • Stonecrop (Sedum lanceolatum)
  • Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Janet descibes the trees, shrubs, and flowers of Yellowstone’s three communities—the forests, the valleys, and the mountain passes—in the “Living Things” chapter of her book. On this website, be sure to read and see the pictures in our wildflower nuggets, Wildflowers in the Yellowstone Region and More Wildflowers!

Kids who love to color can find more here:

The Yellowstone Coloring Book
The National Park Service provides coloring pages for grizzly bear, bison, elk, and more.

Here’s something else. Would you like to try a tricky trivia quiz?

The Ultimate Yellowstone Trivia Test
Five-part quiz by Paul Rubinstein.