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List of plants by common name (Sonoran Desert)

This is a List of plants by common name (Sonoran Desert), for the Sonoran Desert and local environs; (S California, etc-New Mexico, S, SW or Rio Grande Valley-Northern Mexico states: Sonora, Chihuahua-and Baja California, North and South, and other states of Mexico, and locales of utah The common names of plants often vary from region to region. Thus "Latin" names, (the binomials), for "Genus" and "species" need to be the ultimate reference to plants, but then even these names are sometimes further subdivided into "race", "variety", or other subgroups.

Many plant species have multiple common names. Some "See: x,y", references will be found in this list.

Some plants can be viewed at the SouthWest School of Botanical Medicine Page: , or , at Pima Community College, "Desert Ecology of Tucson, Az": , "Common plants of the Verde Valley", at Nature Songs: , "Cal Photos:" , , plants.USDA.gov , , or www.NPS.gov, (Invasive Plant Species) , or
For Example:

A:
Catclaw:
(Acacia greggii):
CatclawCPh:
CatclawVV: ,
Ajo Lily
(Desert Lily)CPh:

Agave, Parry's:Tucs
Parry's AgaveSWS: ,
Arizona Poppy:
(or Arizona Caltrop):Tucs
Arizona PoppyCPh:
A-10 Arrow Weed:
(Marsh Fleabane):CPh

B:
Bigelow Ragged Rock FlowerCPh:
Buckthorns:
California BuckthornCPh:
California BuckthornUSDA: , , , Range map: , CA:

C:
CanaigreSWS:
Canary GrassCPh:
A-8Arizona CentauryUSDA: Photo ,
Chilopsis:CPh
Cliffbush/Jamesia: , ,
Cliffbush/Jamesia,CPh:
Climbing MilkweedCPH:
Shrubby ColdeniaTucs:
Shrubby ColdeniaCPh
(Butterweed)
(Ragwort/Groundsel):CPh
Creosote BushVV:
Bigelow's CrossomaCPh:
(Castela):
Crucifixion-ThornCPh /#1:
(Canotia):
Crucifixion-ThornVV /#2:

D:
Dalea:
Parry's DaleaTucs:

Desert
Desert BroomCPh: , ,
Desert five-spotUSDA: , Map: , AZ:

Desert Holly #1/SWS:
Desert LavenderTucs:
Desert LavenderCPh:
Desert Milkweed:
(Leafless Milkweed)SWS:
Desert MistletoeTucs:
Desert MistletoeCPh:

Desert SunflowerCPh:
Desert SunflowerUSDA: , , ,
Desert TobaccoSWS
(Often 1-2 ft tall)--
Desert TobaccoTucs:
Desert Willow:
Chilopsis linearis:CPh
Desert Wishbone BushCPh:

Desert

Devil's ClawTucs:

Diamond ChollaCPh:
Dune Primrose
Dune (Evening) PrimroseCPh:

E:
Mexican ElderCPh:
Elephant TreeCPh:
Elephant TreeSWS: ,

F:
Fiddleneck
(Amsinckia):
Common FiddleneckCPh:
Trailing Four O'clockCPh:
Funnel LilyCPh:

G:
GraythornTucs:
(Black)- GreasewoodUSDA: , Map: , 2: ,
Fringed GromwellCPh:
GroundselCPh:
Threadleaf GroundselCPh:

H:
Hedgehog CactusTucs:
HerissantiaTucs:
Chaparral HoneysuckleCPh:

Hopbush:
Dodonaea viscosa:
(Florida)-HopbushUSDA: ,
(Linanthus demissus):
Humble GiliaCPh:

I:
Desert IronwoodTucs:
Desert IronwoodCPh:

J:
Jimson WeedSWS/
(Sacred Datura):
JojobaTucs:
JojobaSWS: ,

K:
Russian KnapweedCPh: ,
Russian KnapweedUSDA:
Kofa Mountain BarberryCPh: ,
Kofa Mountain BarberryUSDA: ,

L:
Desert LavenderTucs:
Desert LavenderCPh:
Lemmon's ButterweedUSDA: ,
Limber Bush: ,
Linanthus demissus:
London RocketCPh:
London RocketUSDA: ,

Lowell Ash:
(Fraxinus lowelii)
(Arizona Ash)VV:
(Fraxinus velutina): ,

M:
ManzanitaCPh:
A. pringlei:
ManzanitaSWS:
A. pungens:
ManzanitaCPh:
A. pungens:

(Arrow Weed):
Marsh FleabaneCPh:
Milkweed:
Climbing MilkweedCPh:
Rambling MilkweedTucs:

O:
OcotilloTucs:
OcotilloCPh:
Organ Pipe CactusSWS:

P:
Pincushion:
Esteve's PincushionTucs:
(Esteve's) Steve's DustymaidenUSDA: , ,
Poppy:
Prickly PoppySWS:
Dune (Evening) PrimroseCPh:
Puncture VineSWS:

Q:
Quaking AspenCPh:

R:
(Ragwort/Groundsel)CPh:

Ratany, Rhatany:
Desert RhatanySWS:
Range RatanyVV:
Range RatanyCPh
Little Leaf Ratany --
White RatanyCPh:

S:
S-1 SaguaroSWS:
T-5 Senecio douglasii:Tucs
Shrubby ColdeniaTucs:
Shrubby ColdeniaCPh
(Butterweed)
Roundleaf SnowberryCPh:
Western SoapberryUSDA: ,
Western SoapberryVV:
(Common)_SotolUSDA: , , ,

Sugar SumacCPh:
Sugar SumacUSDA: , AZ: ,
SycamoreTucs:
Arizona Sycamore:
(Salt Cedar):
TamariskNPS:
TamariskTucs:

T:
Desert TobaccoSWS
(Often 1-2 ft tall)--
Tree TobaccoSWS:
Tree of HeavenNPS:
Tumbleweed:
(Russian Thistle)Tucs:
Russian ThistleCPh:

V:
Parish ViguieraCPh:

W:
Woolly TidestromiaUSDA: , ,

Y:
Yellow starthistle/#1CPh:

Yucca, BananaTucs:
Yucca, BananaSWS:
Yucca baccata:
Yucca, SoaptreeTucs:
Yucca, SoaptreeSWS
Yucca elata:

Z:
Wild ZinniaTucs:

Some categories

Funnel Lily

*Chia-(Salvia columbariae)

Arizona Desert Cotton
Desert five-spot
"Desert Globemallow"
Little Leaf Globemallow
Rock Hibiscus

Honey Mesquite, Screwbean Mesquite
Velvet Mesquite, (Common Mesquite)

Broad Leaved Gilia
Linanthus demissus(Humble Gilia or Desert Snow)
see also: Arizona firecracker

Canaigre Dock, Desert trumpet
Rigid Spiny Herb

*Barestem Larkspur, Desert Anemone

Example: (Nicotiana glauca); the Genus, species name, the binomial is the wiki page for this species.

Note: the following tagged items are the items for each Alphabetical letter, for example, for A: (A-1) through (A-last). The exceptions are: the Agaves, mesquites, palo verdes, sycamores, willows, and yuccas. (about 12 entrants)- Total page entrants about 111 plus 12. (April 15, 2006)

Note: (LCRV)–tagged, Found in Lower Colorado River Valley (in the South at 100 feet ASL(Above Sea Level), or greater).

A

*Catclaw Acacia - Acacia greggii

*Lechuguilla - Agave lechuguilla
Lecheguilla
Lechuguilla
Maguey lechuguilla
(- 2 -) Parry's Agave
(- 3 -) Schott's Agave
(- 4.1 -) Toureyana Agave
**See: Agavaceae

  • Ailanthus, tree - See: Tree of heaven
  • Ajamete - Rush Milkweed
  • (- 4 -) LCRV-Ajo Lily - Hesperocallis undulata
    Desert Lily
    Ajo Lily, Ajo silvestre(="Garlic wild")
    See: Agavaceae
  • Ajo silvestre - Ajo Lily
  • Akeake - Dodonaea viscosa
  • Alamillo - Quaking Aspen
  • Algaroba - Velvet Mesquite/Prosopis velutina
  • Algondoncillo - Arizona Desert Cotton
  • Allionia (Trailing Alliona) - Trailing Four O'clock
  • Amapola del Campo - Mexican Gold Poppy
  • American Mistletoe - See: Desert Mistletoe
  • (- 5 -) Annual Goldeneye - Viguiera annua
    Annual Goldeneye, Parish's Goldeneye, Parish Goldeneye
    Annual Viguiera
    See: Viguiera, Asteraceae
  • Annual Viguiera - Annual Goldeneye
  • (- 6 -) Antelope Horns - Asclepias asperula
    Antelope Horns, Spider Antelope Horns
    See: Asclepiadaceae, Asclepias
  • Apricot Mallow - Desert Globemallow
  • -- ARIZONA --
  • (- 7 -) Arizona Caltrop - Kallstroemia grandiflora
    Arizona Caltrop, Arizona Poppy
    Orange Caltrop
    Summer Poppy
    See: Kallstroemia, Zygophyllaceae
  • (- 8 -) LCRV-Arizona Centaury - Centaurium calycosum
    Arizona Centaury, Buckley's Centaury
    Centaury
    Canchalagua, Rosita
    See: Gentianaceae, Centaurium
  • (- 9 -) (Arizona) Desert Cotton - Gossypium thurberi
    Arizona Desert Cotton
    Desert Cotton, Wild Cotton
    Algondoncillo ("little cotton")
    Thurberia
    See: Malvaceae
  • Arizona Elder - Mexican Elder
  • Arizona Ironwood - Ironwood_(=Desert Ironwood)
  • Arizona Poppy - Arizona Caltrop
  • Arizona Sycamore - Platanus wrightii
    See: Sycamore
  • -- ARIZONA --
  • (- 10 -) LCRV-Arrowweed

*Arrowweed - Tessaria sericea
*See: List of Asteraceae genera

  • (- 11 -) Aspen -(?In the Sky islands of SE Ariz)
    See: Quaking Aspen
  • Aspen - Quaking Aspen
  • Athel Tamarisk - Tamarix aphylla
    See: Tamarix

B

*See: Cynodon dactylon for common names (8).

*See: Ocotillo

  • (- 8 -) LCRV-Bluestem Pricklepoppy - Argemone pleiacantha
    Bluestem Pricklepoppy
    Prickly Poppy, Thistle Poppy
    Chicalote
    Cowboy's Fried Egg
    See: Argemone, Papaveraceae
  • Bonpland Willow - See: Willow
  • Boxelder - Acer negundo
  • Branched Pencil Cholla - Diamond Cholla
  • (- 9 -) LCRV-Brittlebush - Encelia farinosa

*Brittlebush - Encelia
*See: Encelia farinosa

  • Broad Leaved Chaenactis - Esteve's Pincushion
  • (- 10 -) Broad Leaved Gilia - Gilia latifolia
    Broad Leaved Gilia
    Starflower
    See: Gilia, Polemoniaceae
  • Broom Baccharis - Desert Broom
  • (- 11 -) Broom Snakeweed - Gutierrezia microcephala

*See: Asteraceae
*See: List of Asteraceae genera

  • Buckley's Centaury - Arizona Centaury
  • (California)-Buckthorn - See: California Buckthorn
  • (- 12 -) Buffalo Gourd - Cucurbita foetidissima
    See: See: Cucurbita, Cucurbitaceae

*See also: Finger Leaf Gourd

*California Bulrush - Scirpus californicus

  • Bulrush

*Bulrush, (=Tule) - Schoenoplectus

  • Bush Senecio - Threadleaf Groundsel
  • Butterweed - Threadleaf Groundsel

C

*See: Bulrush

*Cattails - Typha latifolia

*Mojave pincushion, Xantu's pincushion
See: Pincushions

*Arizona Cliffrose - Purshia integra
*Bitterbrush
*Cliffrose - Purshia integra
*Desert Bitterbrush

*Cocklebur - Xanthium spinosum

  • Coffeeberry /#2 - California Buckthorn
  • Coffeeberry /#1- Jojoba
  • Coffee-Bush - Jojoba
  • Cola de Mico - Salt Heliotrope
  • Common Fiddleneck - Fiddleneck
  • Common Mesquite - Velvet Mesquite/Prosopis velutina
  • Common Mullein - Mullein

*Common Mullein - Verbascum thapsus

D

*See also: Desert Olive /#2
New Mexican Forestiera

  • Desert Olive Forestiera - Desert Olive /#1
  • (- 15 -) Desert Paintbrush - Castilleja chromosa

*See: Indian Paintbrush
*See: Orobanchaceae

*See: Willow

  • Desert Windflower - Desert Anemone
  • (- 22 -) Desert Wishbone Bush - Mirabilis bigelovii
    Desert Wishbone Bush
    Wishbone Bush
    See: Mirabilis, Nyctaginaceae
  • Desert Zinnia - Wild Zinnia
  • -- DESERT --
  • Devil's Claw /1 - Catclaw Acacia
  • (- 22 -) Devil's Claw /2 - Harpagophytum procumbens
    Devil's Claw, Grapple Plant, Wood Spider

*see also: Unicorn plant (Doubleclaw)

E

  • Elephant Bursera - Elephant Tree
  • (- 1 -) Elephant Tree - Bursera microphylla
    Elephant Tree
    Elephanttree, Elephant Bursera
    Small-Leaf Elephant Tree
    Tarote, Copal
    See: Bursera, Burseraceae
  • (- 2 -) LCRV- Emory Dalea - Dalea emoryi
    Emory Dalea, White Dalea /#2
    See: Dalea, Fabaceae/Faboideae
  • Encelia - Brittlebush
  • (- 3 -) LCRV- ( Encelia farinosa) - Brittlebush
  • Espuelita - Barestem Larkspur
  • Esteve's Pincushion - See: "Pincushions"
  • Evening Star - Desert Blazing Star

F

*See also: Buffalo Gourd

*Four-wing Saltbush - Atriplex canescens
**See: Saltbush

G

*Black Greasewood - Sarcobatus vermiculatus
*See: Amaranthaceae, Chenopodioideae
*See: Caryophyllales

  • Ground Burr Nut - Puncture Vine(Goatheads)
  • (- 3 -) Gum Bumelia - Bumelia lanuginosa
    Gum Bumelia, Gum Elastic
    Chittamwood
    False Buckthorn
    See: Bumelia, Sapotaceae
  • Gum Elastic - Gum Bumelia

H

I

  • Indian Doab - Bermuda Grass
  • Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja chromosa
    See: Desert Paintbrush
  • Indian Pipe-weed - Desert trumpet
  • Ironwood:
  • Desert Ironwood - Olneya tesota
    Desert Ironwood
    Arizona Ironwood
    Tesota
    Palo de Hierro, Palo Fierro
    See: Olneya, Fabaceae, Faboideae

J

  • Jaboncillo - Western Soapberry
  • Jacob's Staff - Ocotillo
  • Jamesia - Cliffbush/Jamesia
  • Jimson - Jimson Weed
  • (- 1 -) LCRV-Jimson Weed - (Datura wrightii)
  • Jimson Weed - Datura meteloides
    Sacred Datura
    Jimson weed, Jimsonweed, Jimson
    Western Jimson, Giant Jimson
    Thornapple
    Moon Lily
    Tolguacha, Toloache
    See: Solanaceae, Datura

K

L

*See also: Globemallow
*See: Sphaeralcea, Malvaceae

M

*Manzanita (dimin: little apple)
*Manzanita - See Bearberry
See Chapparal
*Pointleaf Manzanita - Arctostaphylos pungens

*Honey Mesquite - Prosopis glandulosa
*Screwbean Mesquite - Prosopis pubescens
*Velvet Mesquite Prosopis velutina
*See: Prosopis, Mimosoideae

  • Common Mesquite - Velvet Mesquite/Prosopis velutina
  • Mexican Broom - Desert Broom
  • (- 3 -) Mexican Elder - Sambucus mexicana
    Mexican Elder, Arizona Elder
    Desert Elderberry, Blue Elderberry
    Sauco, Tapiro
    New Mexican Blueberry Elder
    See: Sambucus, Caprifoliaceae
  • (- 4 -) Mexican Gold Poppy - Eschscholzia mexicana
    Mexican Gold Poppy
    Amapola del Campo
    Desert Gold Poppy, Gold Poppy
    See: Eschscholzia, Papaveraceae
  • Mexican Manzanita - See: Manzanita, (Pungens)
  • Mistletoe - See: Desert Mistletoe
    Mistletoe, Desert Mistletoe
    American Mistletoe
  • Mojave pincushion - Chaenactis xantiana
    See: Chaenactis xantiana
    See: "Pincushions"
  • Monkey Tail - Salt Heliotrope
  • Moon Lily - Jimson Weed
  • Moonflower - Desert Blazing Star
  • (- 5 -) Mormon Tea - Ephedra
  • Morning Bride - Fremont's Pincushion
  • Mountain Aspen - Quaking Aspen
  • Mountain privet - New Mexican Forestiera
  • Mountain Snowberry - Roundleaf Snowberry
  • Mule-fat - Seepwillow
  • Mule-fat
  • Mulefat - Baccharis salicifolia
  • (- 6 -) Mullein - Verbascum thapsus
    Common Mullein - Mullein

N

  • Naked Delphinium - Barestem Larkspur
  • Naked Hibiscus - Rock Hibiscus
  • Narrowleaf Gromwell - Fringed Gromwell
  • (- 1 -) Nettle - (Urtica)
  • New Mexican Blueberry Elder - Mexican Elder
  • (- 2 -) New Mexican Forestiera - Forestiera neomexicana
    New Mexican Forestiera, New Mexican Olive
    Wild privet, Mountain privet
    Palo Blanco
    Wild Olive /#2
    See Forestiera, Oleaceae
  • New Mexican Olive - New Mexican Forestiera
  • (- 3 -) New Mexican Raspberry - Rubus neomexicanus
    New Mexican Raspberry
    Thimbleberry
    See: Rosaceae, Rubus
  • (- 4 -) New Mexico Butterweed - Senecio neomexicanus
    New Mexico Butterweed, New Mexico Groundsel
    See: Senecio, Asteraceae
  • (- 5 -) (Nicotiana glauca) - Tree Tobacco
    Tree Tobacco, Shrub Tobacco
    Naturalized See: Solanaceae - Nicotiana

O

*Ocotillo - Fouquieria splendens
**Boojum tree - Fouquieria columnaris

*Beavertail Cactus - Opuntia basilaris
*Cane Cholla - Opuntia imbricata
*Jumping Cholla - Opuntia fulgida
*Teddy-bear Cholla - Opuntia bigelovii

  • Orange Caltrop - Arizona Caltrop
  • Oreja de perro - Shrubby Coldenia
  • (- 2 -) Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi

P

  • Pale Face - Rock Hibiscus (and see the Note for flower color)
  • Palmillo - Soaptree yucca
  • Palo Blanco - New Mexican Forestiera
  • Palo de Hierro - Ironwood_(=Desert Ironwood)
  • Palo fierro - Ironwood_(=Desert Ironwood)
  • Palo verde

*Blue Palo Verde - Cercidium floridum
*Foothills Palo Verde - Cercidium microphyllum

*Single-leaf Pinyon - Pinus monophylla

  • Plantas muy malas - Desert Globemallow
  • Plicate Coldenia - Crinkle Mats
  • Pointleaf Manzanita - See: Manzanita, (Pungens)
  • Polished Willow - Willows: Bonpland Willow
  • "Prickly Pear cacti" - See: Opuntia
    "Cholla cacti" - See: Opuntia
  • Prickly Poppy - Bluestem Pricklepoppy
  • Pringlei Manzanita - See: Manzanita, (Pringlei)
  • Puccoon - Fringed Gromwell
  • Punche - Desert Tobacco
  • (- 10 -) LCRV-Puncture Vine(Goatheads) - Tribulus terrestris
    Goatheads, Goats Head
    Puncture Vine(Tribulus terrestris)
    Puncture Weed
    Ground Burr Nut
    Torrito
    Bull Head, Tackweed
    Caltrop, Yellow Vine
    See: Tribulus
  • Puncture Weed - Puncture Vine(Goatheads)
  • Puna Grass - Russian Knapweed
  • Pygmy Poppy - Little Gold Poppy

Q

  • Quail Plant - Salt Heliotrope
  • Quaking Asp - Quaking Aspen
  • (- 1 -) Quaking Aspen - Populus tremuloides
    Quaking Aspen, Golden Aspen, Quaking Asp
    Aspen
    Trembling Poplar, Trembling Aspen
    Alamillo
    Mountain Aspen
    In the Sky islands of SE Arizona
    See: Populus, Salicaceae
  • Quinine Plant - Jojoba

R

*See: Rubus strigosus

  • Red Willow - Willows: Bonpland Willow
  • (- 4 -) Reed

*Common Reed - Phragmites
*See: Reed (plant)

  • Rhatany, or Ratany: See: Range Ratany, or Wild Ratany
  • (- 5 -) LCRV-Rigid Spiny-Herb - Chorizanthe rigida
    Rigid Spiny-herb, Turk's rug
    See: Polygonaceae (with Chorizanthe)
  • Rock Crossosoma - Bigelow Ragged Rock Flower
  • (- 6 -) LCRV-Rock Hibiscus - Hibiscus denudatus
    Rock Hibiscus, Naked Hibiscus
    Pale Face, Paleface - "Note: the flower petals are translucent-White, not "Opaque, White"
    See: Hibiscus, Malvaceae
  • Rosario - Crucifixion Thorn /#1
  • Rosemaria - Desert senna
  • Rosin brush - Desert Broom
  • Rosita - Arizona Centaury
  • (- 7 -) Roundleaf Snowberry - Symphoricarpos rotundifolius
    Roundleaf Snowberry
    Waxberry
    Mountain Snowberry
    See: Symphoricarpos, Caprifoliaceae
  • (- 8 -) LCRV-Rush Milkweed - Asclepias subulata
    Leafless Milkweed
    Rush Milkweed
    Bedstraw Milkweed, Desert Milkweed
    Ajamete
    See: Apocynaceae//Asclepiadaceae, Asclepias
  • (- 9 -) Russian Knapweed - Centaurea repens /(Acroptilon repens
    Russian Knapweed
    Star-Thistle/#2
    Puna Grass
    See: Centaurea, Asteraceae
    Now: Naturalized
  • (- 10 -) LCRV-Russian Thistle - Tumbleweed

S

*Desert Saltbush - Atriplex polycarpa
*Four-wing Saltbush - Atriplex canescens
*Saltbush /1 - Atriplex polycarpa
*See: Amaranthaceae

  • Salt bush /2 - Desert Holly /#2
  • Saltcedar - Tamarix chinensis
    See: Tamarix
  • Salt Grass
  • (- 2 -) Salt-grass - Distichlis spp

*See: Poaceae
*See: List of Poaceae genera

*Abronia (plant)
*Sand-verbena - Abronia villosa
Sand-verbena, Desert Sand Verbena
Hairy Sand Verbena
Wild lantana
*See: Nyctaginaceae

  • Sangre-de-drago (Dragon's Blood) - Limber Bush
  • Sauco - Mexican Elder
  • (- 5 -) Scale Bud - Anisocoma acaulis

*See: Asteraceae, Anisocoma
*See: List of Asteraceae genera

*Mule-fat
*Mulefat - Baccharis salicifolia
*Seepwillow - Baccharis salicifolia

*Arizona Sycamore - Platanus wrightii
*Mexican Plane - Platanus mexicana
*See: Platanus

T

  • Tabaquillo - Desert Tobacco
  • Tackweed - Puncture Vine(Goatheads)
  • Tall Mountain Larkspur - Barestem Larkspur
  • Tamarisk - Tamarix
  • (- 1/2 -) LCRV-Tamarix
    Tamarisk, Tamarix, tamarisco
    pino salado
    five-stamen tamarisk

*(LCRV)Athel Tamarisk - Tamarix aphylla
*(LCRV)Saltcedar - Tamarix chinensis

  • Tanglebrush - Desert Olive /#1
  • Tanglebush - Tanglebrush
  • Tapiro - Mexican Elder
  • Tarote - Elephant Tree
  • Tarweed - Fiddleneck
  • Teddy-bear Cholla - Opuntia bigelovii
  • Tesota - Ironwood_(=Desert Ironwood)
  • Thimbleberry - New Mexican Raspberry
  • (- 3 -) Thistle - (Several genera)

*Annual Sow Thistle - Sonchus oleraceus
*California Thistle - Cirsium arvense

  • (- 4 -) Thistle - Salsola
    Russian thistle
    Salsola
    Saltwort
    Tumbleweed
    See: Tumbleweed
  • Thistle Poppy - Bluestem Pricklepoppy
  • Thornapple - Jimson Weed
  • (- 5 -) Threadleaf Groundsel - Senecio douglasii
    Threadleaf Groundsel, Felty Groundsel
    Bush Senecio
    Butterweed, Shrubby Butterweed
    Ragwort
    Douglas' Ragwort, Threadleaf Ragwort
    More names: Old Man
    Creek Senecio
    Squaw-weed
    See: Senecio, Asteraceae
  • Threadleaf Ragwort - Threadleaf Groundsel
  • Thurberia - Arizona Desert Cotton
  • (- 6 -) Thurber's Stephanomeria - Stephanomeria thurberi
    Thurber's Stephanomeria, Thurber's Wire-lettuce
    See: Stephanomeria, Asteraceae
  • Thurber's Wire-lettuce - Thurber's Stephanomeria
  • Tolguacha - Jimson Weed
  • Toloache - Jimson Weed
  • Torrito - Puncture Vine(Goatheads)
  • Toumey Willow - Willows: Bonpland Willow
  • Trailing Allionia (Allionia) - Trailing Four O'clock
  • (- 7 -) LCRV-Trailing Four O'clock - Allionia incarnata
    Trailing Four O'clock
    Windmills, Trailing Windmills
    Pink Three-flower
    Allionia, Trailing Allionia
    See: Allionia, Nyctaginaceae
  • Trailing Townula - Rambling Milkweed
  • Trailing Windmills (Windmills) - Trailing Four O'clock
  • Tree Cholla - Cane Cholla
  • "Tree from Hell" - Tree of heaven
  • (- 8 -) Tree of heaven - Ailanthus altissima
    Tree of Heaven
    Ailanthus
    Stinkweed, Copal Tree
    Counter nicknames:
    "Tree from Hell"
    Ghetto Palm
    Escapee from cultivation.
    See: Ailanthus, Zygophyllaceae
  • (- 9 -) LCRV-Tree Tobacco - Nicotiana glauca
    Naturalized in SW United States (Arizona)
  • Trembling Aspen - Quaking Aspen
  • Trembling Poplar - Quaking Aspen
  • Tribulus, - Tribulus terrestris, See: Puncture Vine(Goatheads)
  • Tule - Schoenoplectus

* = Bulrush

U

  • (- 1 -) Unicorn plant
    Proboscidea parviflora - Doubleclaw,
    also a "Devil's Claw"

*See: Proboscidea, Martyniaceae
*See: Devil's Claw /#2

V

W

  • Wait-a-minute tree/bush - Acacia
  • Wait-a-minute tree - Acacia greggii
  • Waxberry - Roundleaf Snowberry
  • Waxflower - Cliffbush/Jamesia
  • Western Jimson - Jimson Weed
  • Western Red Raspberry - Red Raspberry
  • (- 1 -) Western Soapberry - Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii
    Western Soapberry
    Jaboncillo, Cherioni
    Wild China-Tree
    See: Sapindus, Sapindaceae
  • Whipple Yucca - Soaptree yucca
  • White Dalea - Scruffy Prairie Clover
  • White Dalea /#2 - Emory Dalea
  • (- 2 -) LCRV-White Ratany - Krameria grayi
    White Ratany, (White Rhatany)
    Chacate
    See: Krameria, Krameriaceae
  • White Rhatany - White Ratany
  • White Zinnia - Wild Zinnia
  • Wild China-Tree - Western Soapberry
  • Wild Cotton - Arizona Desert Cotton
  • Wild Delphinium - Barestem Larkspur
  • Wild Hazel - Jojoba
  • Wild lantana - Sand-verbena
  • Wild Olive /#1 - Desert Olive
  • Wild Olive /#2- New Mexican Forestiera
  • Wild privet - New Mexican Forestiera
  • Wild Red Raspberry - Red Raspberry
  • Wild Rhubarb - Canaigre Dock
  • (- 3 -) Wild Zinnia - Zinnia acerosa
    Wild Zinnia, White Zinnia
    Spinyleaf Zinnia
    Desert Zinnia
    See: Zinnia, Asteraceae
  • (- 4/5/5/7 -) Willows
  • Willow - Salix
    Coyote Willow - Salix exigua
    Coyote Willow - = Sandbar Willow

*(- 4 -) Goodding Willow - Salix gooddingii
*(- 5 -) Sandbar Willow - Salix exigua'

  • (- 6 -) Bonpland Willow - Salix bonplandiana
    Bonpland Willow
    Toumey Willow
    Polished Willow, Red Willow
    See: Salix, Salicaceae
  • Desert-willow - Chilopsis linearis
  • (- 7 -) Seepwillow - Baccharis
    See: Seepwillow
  • (- 8 -) Windmills (Trailing Windmills) - Trailing Four O'clock
  • (- 9 -) LCRV-Woolly Tidestromia - Tidestromia lanuginosa
    See: Amaranthaceae, (T. lanuginosa not listed.)
    Tridestromia not listed in 5 subfamilies.
  • Wishbone Bush - Desert Wishbone Bush
  • Wood Spider - Devil's Claw /#2

X

Y

*Banana yucca - Yucca baccata
*Joshua Tree - Yucca brevifolia
*Soaptree yucca - Yucca elata
*See: Agavaceae

Z


Abronia villosa -- Sand-verbena
Abronia villosa / (LCRV)-- Sand-verbena
(Acacia greggii) / (LCRV)- Catclaw_Acacia
Acourtia nana, (Perezia nana) -- Desert_Holly /#1
Acourtia wrightii, (Perezia wrightii) -- Perezia
(Acroptilon repens/Centaurea repens) -- Russian_Knapweed
Agave. Agave americana -- Century plant
Agave bracteosa -- Spider_Agave
Agave lechuguilla -- Lechuguilla
Agave parryi -- Parry's_Agave/Parry's_century_plant
Agave vilmoriniana -- Octopus agave
Ailanthus altissima -- Tree of heaven
Escapee from cultivation, (Phoenix, etc.)
Allionia incarnata / (LCRV)-- Trailing_Four_O'clock
Ambrosia trifida, (Heliantheae) -- Buffalo_Weed
Amsinckia intermedia - Fiddleneck
Anisocoma acaulis -- Scale Bud
Androstephium breviflorum -- Funnel_Lily
Anemone tuberosa -- Desert_Anemone
Arctostaphylos pringlei -- Pringlei_Manzanita, or Mexican_Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pungens -- Pointleaf_Manzanita
Argemone pleiacantha -- Bluestem_Pricklepoppy
Asclepias asperula -- Antelope_Horns
Asclepias subulata / (LCRV)-- Rush_Milkweed
Atriplex canescens ---- Four-wing_Saltbush
Atriplex hymenelytra / (LCRV)- Desert_Holly_/#2
Atriplex polycarpa ---- Saltbush(Desert_Saltbush)
Baccharis salicifolia -- Seepwillow(Mulefat)
Baccharis sarothroides - Desert_Broom
Baileya -- Desert_marigold
Bebbia juncea / (LCRV)-- Chuckwalla's_Delight
Berberis fremontii/Mahonia fremontii -- Fremont_Barberry
(Mahonia harrisoniana), Berberis harrisoniana / (LCRV)- Kofa_Mountain_Barberry
Bumelia lanuginosa - Gum_Bumelia
Bursera microphylla / (LCRV)-- Elephant_Tree
Calochortus kennedyi.(Liliaceae) -- Desert_Mariposa
Canotia holocantha - Crucifixion_Thorn_/#2
Carnegiea gigantea / (LCRV)-- Saguaro
Cassia covesii -- Desert senna
Castela emoryi(Holacantha emoryi) - Crucifixion_Thorn
Castilleja chromosa -- Indian_Paintbrush
Centaurea repens /(Acroptilon repens -- Russian_Knapweed
Centaurea solstitialis / (LCRV)-- Yellow starthistle/#1
Centaurium calycosum / (LCRV)-- Arizona_Centaury
Cercidium .Cercidium floridum -- ---Blue_Palo_Verde
Cercidium .Cercidium microphyllum -- Foothills_Palo_Verde
Chaenactis fremontii / (LCRV)-- Fremont's_Pincushion
Chaenactis stevioides -- Esteve's_Pincushion
(Chaenactis xantiana) / (LCRV)-- Mojave pincushion
Chenopodium album -- Fat Hen // Lamb'squarters
Chilopsis .Chilopsis linearis -- Desert-willow
Chorizanthe rigida / (LCRV)-- Rigid_Spiny-Herb
Crossosoma bigelovii -- Bigelow_Ragged_Rock Flower, (or_Bigelow's_Crossosoma)
Cucurbita digitata ------ Finger_Leaved_Gourd
Cucurbita foetidissima - Buffalo_Gourd
Cynodon dactylon -- Bermuda_grass
Dalea albiflora / (LCRV)- Scruffy_Prairie_Clover
Dalea emoryi ----- Emory_Dalea
Dalea parryi ---- Parry_Dalea
Dalea spinosa --- Smoke-Tree
Dasylirion wheeleri -- Common_Sotol
Datura meteloides -- Jimson_Weed-Sacred_Datura
Delphinium scaposum -- Barestem_Larkspur
Distichlis spp -- Salt-grass
(Dodonaea viscosa) -- (Florida)-Hopbush/Hopseed/Akeake
Echinocereus fendleri -- (Fendler)-Hedgehog_Cactus
( Encelia) - Brittlebush
( Encelia farinosa) / (LCRV)- Brittlebush
Ephedra -- Mormon_Tea
Eremalche rotundifolia -- Desert five-spot
Eriogonum inflatum -- Desert trumpet
Eschscholzia mexicana -- Mexican_Gold_Poppy
Eschscholzia minutiflora -- Little_Gold_Poppy
Fagonia laevis (Fagonia californica)/ (LCRV)-- Fagonia
Forestiera neomexicana -- New_Mexican_Forestiera
Forestiera shrevei-(Forestiera phillyreoides) -- Desert_Olive
Fouquieria columnaris -- Boojum tree
Fouquieria splendens / (LCRV)--- Ocotillo
Frangula californica /Rhamnus californica -- California_Buckthorn
Fraxinus lowelii -- Lowell_Ash
Geraea canescens / (LCRV)-- Desert_Sunflower
Gilia latifolia -- Broad_Leaved_Gilia
Gossypium thurberi -- Arizona_Desert_Cotton
Gutierrezia microcephala -- Broom_Snakeweed
Harpagophytum procumbens -- Grapple_Plant (Devil's_Claw_/2)
Heliotropium curassivicum / (LCRV)- Salt_Heliotrope
Hesperocallis undulata / (LCRV)-- Ajo_Lilly
Hibiscus denudatus / (LCRV)- Rock_Hibiscus
Hyptis emoryi / (LCRV)-- Desert_Lavender
Jatropha cuneata -- Limber_Bush
Jamesia americana -- Cliffbush/Jamesia
Justicia californica -- Chuparosa
Kallstroemia grandiflora - Arizona_Caltrop
Krameria grayi / (LCRV)- White Ratany
Krameria parvifolia -- Range_Ratany
Larrea tridentata / (LCRV)-- Creosote bush
(Linanthus demissus) -- Humble_Gilia (Desert_Snow)
Lithospermum incisum - Fringed_Gromwell
Lonicera interrupta -- Chaparral_Honeysuckle
Lotus rigidus -- Desert rock pea
Mahonia fremontii -- Fremont_Barberry
(Mahonia harrisoniana), Berberis harrisoniana - Kofa_Mountain_Barberry

Mammillaria -- Fishhook cactus
Mentzelia pumila / (LCRV)- Desert_Blazing_Star
Mirabilis bigelovii -- Desert_Wishbone_Bush
(Nicotiana glauca) -- Tree_Tobacco
Nicotiana trigonophylla / (LCRV)-- Desert_Tobacco
Oenothera deltoides / (LCRV)-- Dune_Primrose
Olneya .Olneya tesota -- Desert_Ironwood
Opuntia basilaris -- Beavertail Cactus
Opuntia bigelovii -- Teddy-bear Cholla
Opuntia fulgida ---- Jumping Cholla
Opuntia imbricata -- Cane Cholla
Opuntia ramosissima / (LCRV)-- Diamond_Cholla
Palafoxia arida (Palafoxia linearis)/ (LCRV)- Spanish_Needles
Pectis angustifolia -- Fetid_Marigold
(Perezia nana)/ Acourtia nana -- Desert_Holly /#1
(Perezia wrightii)/Acourtia wrightii -- Perezia
Phacelia distans -- Blue_Phacelia
Phalaris (grass) -- Canarygrass
Phragmites -- Common_Reed
Pinus monophylla -- Single-leaf Pinyon
Platanus mexicana -- Mexican Plane
Platanus wrightii -- Arizona_Sycamore
Populus. Populus fremontii / (LCRV)-- Cottonwood
Populus tremuloides -- Quaking_Aspen
Proboscidea parviflora -- Unicorn plant
Prosopis glandulosa -- Honey_Mesquite
Prosopis. Prosopis pubescens -- Screwbean Mesquite
Prosopis velutina -- Velvet_Mesquite/Common_Mesquite
Purshia. Purshia integra -- Cliff-rose
Rhamnus californica /Frangula californica -- California_Buckthorn
Rhus ovata / (LCRV)-- Sugar Sumac
Rubus neomexicanus - New_Mexican_Raspberry
Rubus strigosus -- Red_Raspberry
Rumex hymenosepalus -- Canaigre (Canaigre_Dock)
Salix bonplandiana -- Bonpland_Willow
Salix exigua ----- Sandbar(Coyote)_Willow
Salix gooddingii - Goodding_Willow
Salsola / (LCRV)-- Thistle
Thistle
Salsola iberica(Salsola kali) -- Tumbleweed/Salsola
(Salvia columbariae) - Chia
Sambucus mexicana -- Mexican_Elder
Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii -- Western_Soapberry
Sarcobatus. Sarcobatus vermiculatus / (LCRV)-- Black_Greasewood
Sarcostemma cynanchoides -- Climbing_Milkweed
Sarcostemma hirtellum / (LCRV)-- Rambling_Milkweed
Schoenoplectus -- Tule
Scirpus californicus -- California_Bulrush
Senecio douglasii -- Threadleaf_Groundsel
Senecio lemmoni -- Lemmon's_Butterweed
Senecio neomexicanus -- New_Mexico_Butterweed
Senecio quercetorum -- Senecio
Senna covesii -- Desert senna
Cassia covesii
Simmondsia chinensis -- Jojoba
Sisymbrium irio -- London_Rocket
Sphaeralcea ambigua / (LCRV)-- Desert_Globemallow
Sphaeralcea parvifolia / (LCRV)-- Little_Leaf_Globemallow
Stenocereus thurberi -- Organ_Pipe_Cactus
Stephanomeria pauciflora -- Desert_Straw
Stephanomeria thurberi -- Thurber's_Stephanomeria
Stevia lemmoni -- Stevia
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius -- Roundleaf_Snowberry
Tamarix Tamarix aphylla / (LCRV)---- Athel_Tamarisk
Tamarix Tamarix chinensis / (LCRV)- Saltcedar
Taraxacum (genus) officinale / (LCRV)-- Dandelion
Tessaria sericea / (LCRV)-- Arrowweed
Tidestromia lanuginosa -- Woolly_Tidestromia
Tiquilia canescens / (LCRV)-- Shrubby_Coldenia, Woody crinklemat
Tiquilia plicata (Coldenia plicata)/ (LCRV)-- Fanleaf crinklemat
Tribulus terrestris - Puncture Vine(Goatheads)
Invasive species
Typha latifolia -- Cattails
Urtica -- Nettle
Verbascum thapsus -- Common Mullein // Mullein
Viscaceae / (LCRV)-- Desert Mistletoe, Mistletoe, American_Mistletoe
Viguiera annua -- Annual_Goldeneye
Viguiera deltoidea, var. parishii -- Parish_Viguiera
Xanthium .Xanthium spinosum / (LCRV)-- Cocklebur
Yucca baccata -- Banana yucca
''Yucca brevifolia / (LCRV)- Joshua Tree
Yucca elata ----- Soaptree yucca
((.Yucca filamentosa - Adam's_needle.))
((.Yucca schidigera --- Mojave yucca.))
((.Yucca whipplei ----- Our Lord's Candle.))
Ziziphus obtusifolia -- Gray_Thorn
Zinnia acerosa -- Wild_Zinnia

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