Plant Profiles

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A

Abutilon spp.
Desert Mallows

Acaciella angustissima
Prairie Acacia

Acalypha spp.
Copperleaf Plants

Achillea millefolium
Yarrow

Acourtia spp.
Desert Peonies

Adenophyllum spp.
Dogweeds

Agastache spp.
The Hummingbird Mints

Agave spp.
AGAVES

Ageratina spp.
Snakeroot species

Aloysia spp
Beebrushes & Oreganillo

Ambrosia spp.
Ragweeds

Amoreuxia spp.
Yellowshow

Amorpha spp.
False Indigo Bush species

Anemopsis californica
Yerba mansa

Anisacanthus spp.
Desert honeysuckles

Anoda spp.
Anodas

Antigonon leptopus
Queen’s Wreath

Apodanthera undulata
Melo loco

Aquilegia spp.
Columbine species

Arabis spp.
rockcress species

Aristida spp.
THreeawns

Aristolochia spp.
pipevines

Artemisia spp.
Mugworts and Sages

Asclepias spp.
Milkweeds

Astrophytum spp.

Atriplex spp.
Saltbush species

Ayenia spp.
Ayenas

B

Baccharis spp.
Brooms & False Willows

Bahia absinthifolia
Hairyseed Bahia

Bahiopsis parishii
Parish’s Goldeneye

Baileya multiradiata
Desert Marigo
LD

Barkleyanthus salignus
willow groundsel

Bauhinia spp.
Orchid Trees

Bebbia juncea
Sweetbush

Berlandiera spp.
Chocolateflower & Green eyes

Berberis spp.
Barberries

Bidens spp.
Beggarticks

Boechera perennans
Perennial rockcress

Bothriochloa spp.
Beardgrasses

Bouteloua spp.
Grama Grasses

Bouvardia ternifolia
Scarlet Bouvardia

Brahea spp.
Hesper Palms

Brickellia spp
Brickellbushes

Bromus spp.
Brome grasses

Buddleja spp
Butterfly Bushes

Bursera spp.
Elephant Trees

C

Caesalpinia spp
Desert Bird of Paradise

Callaeum macroptera
yellow orchid vine

Calliandra spp.
Fairydusters

Callirhoe involucrata
Winecups

Cardiospermum corindum
Balloon Vine

Carlowrightia spp
Wrightworts

Carnegia gigantea
Saguaro

Carphochaete bigelovii 
Bristlehead

Castela emoryi
Crucifixion Thorn

Celtis ehrenbergiana
Desert Hackberry

Celtis reticulata
Canyon Hackberry

Ceanothus spp.
Buckbrush species

Ceiba acuminata
Kapok

Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush

Cercocarpus spp.
Mountain Mahogany

Chamaebatiaria millefolium
Fernbush

Chilopsis linearis
Desert Willow

Choisya dumosa
Mexican Orange

Chromolaena odorata
Upright Blue Mist Flower

Chrysactinia mexicana
Damianita

Cissus trifoliata
Arizona Grape Ivy

Clematis spp.
virgin’s bower, old man beard

Clitoria mariana
Pigeonwings

Cocculus diversifolius
Snailweed

Commicarpus scandens
Climbing Wartclub

Condalia spp.
Snakewood

Condea emoryi
Desert Lavender

Conoclinium greggii
Butterfly Mistflower

Convolulus spp.
Morning Glories

Cordia boissieri
Texas Olive

Cordia parvifolia
Little Leaf Cordia

Coreocarpus arizonicus
Little Lemonhead

Coryphantha spp.

Cottsia gracilis
Janusia

Coursetia spp.
Baby-bonnets

Cucurbita spp.
Coyote Melons

Cuphea spp.
Cupheas & Waxweeds

Cylindropuntia spp.
Chollas

D

Dalea spp.
Indigobushes

Dasylirion spp.
Sotol

Datura spp
Jimpson Weed

Dermatophyllum spp.
Mountain Laurels

Desmanthus spp.
Bundleflowers

Dichondra spp.
Ponyfoot species

Dicliptera resupinata
Arizona foldwing

Dieteria asteroides
Autumn False Tansy-Aster

Digitaria spp
Cottontops

Diospyros texana
Texas Persimmon

Distichlis stricta
Desert Salt Grass

Dodonaea viscosa
Desert Hopbush

Dyschoriste spp
snakeherbs

E

Ebenopsis ebano
Texas Ebony

Echinocactus spp.

Elymus elymoides
Squirreltail

Encelia spp.
Brittlebushes

Ephedra spp.
Mormon Tea

Epilobium spp.
Hummingbird trumpet & Willowherb

Eremalche rotundifolia
Desert Fivespot

Equisetum spp.
Horsetails

Eragrostis intermedia
Plains Lovegrass

Ericameria spp.
Turpentine Bushes

Erigeron spp
Fleebane

Eriogonum spp.
Buckwheats

Erioneuron avenaceum
Large-Flower Woolly Grass

Erysimum spp.
Wallflowers

Erythranthe spp.
Monkeyflowers

Erythrina flabelliformis
Coralbean

Euphorbia spp.
Spurges, Candelilla, wild poinsettia

Eysenhardtia spp
Kidneywoods

F

Fallugia paradoxa
Apache Plume

Ferocactus spp.
Barrel Cactus

Ficus petiolaris
Rock Fig

Fleischmannia sonorae
Sonoran Slender-Thoroughwort

Forestiera spp.
Desert Olives

Fragaria spp.
Wild strawberries

Fraxinus spp.
Ash species

Fremontodendron californicum
California flannelbush

Fouquieria spp.
Ocotillo and other Fouquieria

Funastrum cynanchoides
fringed twinevine

G

Gaillardia spp.
Blanketflowers

Galactia wrightii
Wright’s milkpea

Gambelia spp.
Bush Snapdragons

Garrya spp.
Silktassels

Geranium spp.
Geranium species

Glandularia spp.
Verbenas

Glyceria striata
Fowl Manna Grass

Gonolobus arizonica
Arizona Milkvine

Gossypium spp.
Desert Cottons

Guaiacum angustifolium
Texas guaiacum

Guaiacum coulteri
Mexican guaiacum

Guardiola platyphylla
Apache Plant

Gutierrezia sarothrae
Broom Snakeweed

Gymnosperma glutinosum
gumhead

H

Haematoxylum brasiletto
Brazilwood

Hamelia patens
Firebush

Haplophyton crooksii
Cockroach Plant

Havardia spp
palo chino & Tenaza

Hechtia spp.

Hedeoma spp.
False Pennyroyal species

Helianthus spp.
Sunflower species

Henrya insularis
island renegade

Herissantia crispa
Bladdermallow

Hesperaloe spp.

Hesperocyparis arizonica
Arizona Cypress

Hesperostipa neomexicana
New Mexico Feathergrass

Heteropogon contortus
Tanglehead

Heterotheca villosa
Hairy Goldenaster

Hibiscus spp.
Desert Hibiscus

Hierochloe odorata
Vanilla grass

Hilaria spp.
Galleata & Tobosa

Hopia obtusa
Vine Mesquite

Horsfordia spp.
Velvetmallows

Humulus lupulus
Common Hop

Hymenothrix spp.
Thimbleheads

I

Ibervillea spp.
Globeberries

Imperata brevifolia
California satintail

Indigofera sphaerocarpa
Sonoran Indigo

Ipomoea spp.
Morning Glories

Ipomopsis spp.
Skyrockets

Iris missouriensis
Paria Iris

Isocoma spp
Burrowbushes

J

Jacquemontia pringlei
Pringle’s Clustervine

Jatropha spp.
Limberbushes

Juniperus spp.
Junipers

Justicia spp.
Chuperosas & Justicias

K

Koanophyllon palmeri
Palmer's Umbrella-Thoroughwort

Koeberlinia spinosa
Allthorn

Krascheninnikovia lanata
Winterfat

L

Lagascea decipiens
Doll’s Head

Larrea tridentada
Creosote Bush

Leptochloa crinita
False Rhodes Grass

Leptochloa dubia
Sprangletop

Leuchtenbergia principis
prism cactus

Leucophyllum spp.
Texas Rangers

Linum spp.
Flax species

Lippia graveolens
Mexican Oregano

Lobelia spp.
Lobelias

Lonicera spp.
Honeysuckles

Lophocereus schottii
senita cactus

Lycium spp.
Wolfberries

Lycurus setosus
Bristly wolf’s tail

Lysiloma watsonii
Feather Tree

M

Machaeranthera spp.
Tansyaster

Macroptilium spp.
Bushpeas

Mandevilla spp.
mexican jasmines

Manfreda maculosa
Texas Tuberose

Mammillaria spp.

Mariosousa millefolia
Milfoil Prickle-Free

Mariosousa willardiana
Palo Blanco

Mascagnia lilacina
Purple Orchid Vine

Matelea spp
Milk Vines

Maurandya antirrhiniflora
Snapdragon Vine

Maytenus phyllanthoides
Mangle Dulce

Melampodium leucanthum
Blackfoot Daisy

Menodora spp.
Twinberries

Mentzelia spp.
Blazing Stars

Merremia spp.
Morning Glories

Metastelma arizonica
Arizona Swallow-Wort

Mimosa spp
Mimosas

Mirabilis spp.
four o'clock plants

Mortonia scabrella
Rough Saddlebush

Morus microphylla
Littleleaf mulberry

Muhlenbergia spp.
Muhly Grasses

N

Nicotiana obtusifolia
Desert Tobacco

Nissolia schottii
Schott’s Yellowhood

Nolina spp.
Beargrass

O

Oenothera spp.
Evening Primroses

Opuntia spp.
Prickly Pear Cactus

Olneya tesota
Desert Ironwood

Ottleya rigida
Shrubby Deer Vetch

P

Pachycormus discolor
torote blanco

Panicum spp.
Panic Grass species

Pappophorum vaginatum
Whiplash Pappus Grass

Parkinsonia spp
Palo Verdes

Parthenium incanum
mariola

Parthenocissus spp.
Creeper Vines

Passiflora spp.
Passionflowers

Pavonia lasiopetala
Swamp Mallow

Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Slipper Plant

Peniocereus spp.
Queen of the night cactus

Penstemon spp.
Penstemons

Peritoma arborea
Bladderpod

Peucephyllum schottii
Pygmy cedar

Phaseolus spp.
Native Bean Species

Philadelphus spp.
Mock Orange plants

Plectocephalus rothrockii
Madrean Starflower

Pleuraphis mutica
Tobosa

Pluchea sericea
Arrow-weed

Plumbago zeylanica
Doctorbush

Poliomintha incana
Frosted Mint

Poliomintha maderensis
Lavender Spice

Porophyllum gracile
Odora

Proboscidea spp.
Devil’s claws

Prosopis spp.
Mesquites

Psilostrophe spp.
Paperflowers

Psorothamnus SPP.
Shrub Daleas

Psorothamnus spinosa
Smoke Tree

Ptelea trifoliata
Common Hoptree

Purshia mexicana
Cliffrose

Q

Quercus spp.
Oaks

R

Randia echinocarpa
Papache

Ratibida spp.
Mexican Hats

Rhamnus spp.
Buckthorns

Rhus spp.
Sumacs

Rhynchosia spp.
Snout-beans

Ribes spp.
Gooseberries

Rosa spp.
Native roses

Rubus spp.
Dewberries & Blackberries

Ruellia spp.
Ruellias

S

Salvia spp.
Sages

Sambucus spp.
Elderberry

Sapindus saponaria
Western Soapberry

Schizachyrium spp
Bluestems

Scutellaria spp.
Skullcaps

Sebastiania biloculare
Arrow Poison Plant

Selenicereus spp.
Moonlight Cactus

Senecio spp.
Ragworts

Senegalia spp
Catclaw Acacias

Senna spp.
Sennas

Setaria macrostachya
Bristlegrass

Sideroxylon lanuginosum
Gum Bumelia

Silene spp.
Catchfly & Campion

Simmondsia chinensis
Jojoba

Solanum spp.
Ground Cherries

Solidago spp.
Goldenrods

Sorghastrum nutans
Indiangrass

Sphaeralcea spp.
globemallows

Sporobolus spp.
Sacaton & Dropseed

Stachys spp.
Betony plants

Stemodia durantifolia
White-Woolly Twintip

Stenocereus thurberi
Organpipe Cactus

Stephanomeria spp.
wirelettuce

Stevia spp.
Candyleaf plants

Symphyotrichum falcatum
White Prairie-Aster

T

Tabebuia spp.
Amapa trees

Tagetes spp.
Marigolds

Tecoma stans
Yellow Bells

Tephrosia spp.
hoary-peas

Tetramerium nervosum
Hairy Fournwort

Thelocactus spp.

Thymophylla spp
dogweeds

Tithonia fruticosa
Mexican Tree Sunflower

Tradescantia spp.
Spiderworts

Trichostema arizonicum
Arizona Bluecurls

Tridens muticus
Slim Tridens

Trixis californica
American Threefold

U

Ungnadia speciosa
Mexican Buckeye

V

Vachellia spp
Acacias

Vallesia spp.
Pearlberries

Vauquelinia spp
Rosewoods

Verbena spp.
Verbenas

Viguiera spp
Goldeneyes

Vitis spp.
Grape Vines

W

Washingtonia filifera
Desert Fan Palm

Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida
Creeping Oxeye

X

Xanthisma spinulosum
Lacy Sleepy Daisy

Y


Yucca spp.
Yuccas

Z

Zapoteca formosa
Stickpea

Zephyranthus spp.
Rain Lilies

Zinnia spp
Desert Zinnias

Ziziphus obtusifolia
Graythorn

Zuloagaea bulbosa
Bulb Panicgrass