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Acacia constricta (Whitethorn acacia (with spines)) - tall shrub *
Acacia constricta (Whitethorn acacia (without spines)) - tall shrub *
Acacia greggii (Cat Claw, Wait-a-minute Bush) - tall shrub *
Acalypha californica (Acalypha pringlei) (Hierba del Cancer, copperleaf) - low shrub *
Acourtia wrightii (Brownfoot) - perennial forb
Allionia incarnata (Trailing four-o'clock) - annual forb *
Allium macropetalum (Desert onion, cebollin) - perennial forb *
Ambrosia confertiflora (Slim-leaf ragweed, Estafiate) - perennial forb
Ambrosia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bursage) - medium shrub *
Ambrosia deltoidea (Triangle-leaf bursage) - low shrub *
Ambrosia deltoidea (Triangle-leaf bursage) - low shrub *
Ambrosia dumosa (White bursage) - low shrub *
Amsinckia intermedia var. intermedia (Fiddleneck) - annual forb *
Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus (Small-flowered milkvetch) - annual forb *
Atriplex pacifica (Pacific orach) - annual forb *
Baileya pleniradiata (Woolly desert-marigold, Tecomblate) - perennial forb *
Baileya pleniradiata (Woolly desert-marigold, Tecomblate) - perennial forb
Boerhavia wrightii (Spiderling) - annual forb
Bowlesia incana (Hairy bowlesia) - annual forb
Calandrinia ciliata (Red Maids) - annual forb *
Calliandra eriophylla (Fairy Duster) - low shrub *
Calycoseris wrightii (White tackstem) - annual forb *
Camissonia californica (California suncup, mustard evening primrose) - annual forb *
Camissonia claviformis ssp. Claviformis (Brown-eyed evening primrose) - annual forb *
Camissonia claviformis ssp. Peeblesii (Brown-eyed evening primrose) - annual forb
Camissonia claviformis ssp. peirsonii (Peirson's brown-eyed primrose) - annual forb *
Camissonia claviformis ssp. Rubescens (Brown-eyed evening primrose) - annual forb *
Carlowrightia arizonica (Lemilla) - low shrub
Carnegia gigantea (Saguaro, Sahuara, Giant Cactus) - tall columnar cactus *
Castilleja exserta (Orthocarpus exserta) (Purple owl clover) - annual forb *
Chaenactis fremontii (Fremont's pincushion, morning bride) - annual forb *
Chamaesaracha coronopus (False nightshade, small groundcherry, green-leaf five-eyes) - perennial forb *
Chorizanthe brevicornu ssp. Brevicornu (Brittle spine-flower, short-horn spine-flower) - annual forb *
Chorizanthe rigida (Rigid spineflower, rigid spinyherb) - annual forb *
Coursetia glandulosa (Baby Bonnets) - tall shrub *
Cryptantha angustifolia (Panamint cat's eye, popcorn flower) - annual forb *
Dalea mollis (Silky dalea) - perennial forb *
Delphinium scaposum (Bare-stem larkspur) - perennial forb,poisonous *
Dichelostemma capitatum subsp. pauciflorum (Blue dicks, wild-hyacinth, coveria) - perennial forb *
Ditaxis lanceolata (Narrowleaf silverbush) - low shrub *
Echinocactus polycephalus (Cotton-top cactus) - spherical cactus *
Echinocereus engelmannii (Strawberry hedgehog Cactus) - low columnar cactus *
Echinocereus nicholii (Golden hedgehog cactus) - low columnar cactus *
Encelia farinosa (Brittlebush, incienso) - low shrub *
Encelia frutescens (Button Brittlebush, Green brittlebush, Rayless encelia) - low shrub *
Ephedra aspera (Mormon tea, Boundary ephedra, tepopote) - low shrub *
Eriastrum diffusum (Miniature Woollystar) - annual forb *
Erigeron divergens (E.lobatus) (Desert fleabane) - annual forb
Eriogonum deflexum (Skeleton Weed) - annual forb *
Eriogonum deflexum (Skeleton Weed) - annual forb *
Eriogonum fasciculatum (Wild buckwheat) - low shrub *
Eriogonum inflatum (Desert trumpet, bladder stem, guinagua) - annual forb
Eriophyllum lanosum (White easter bonnets, woolly daisy) - annual forb *
Eriophyllum lanosum (White easter bonnets, woolly daisy (opposite leaves)) - annual forb *
Erodium cicutarium (Filaree, storksbill, heronsbill, alfilerillo) - annual forb,introduced,widespread
Erodium texanum (False filaree, desert storksbill) - annual forb *
Eschscholtzia californica ssp. mexicana (Mexican Gold Poppy) - annual forb *
Eschscholzia minutiflora (Little gold poppy) - annual forb *
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. bipinnatifida (Chrysanthemum-leaved hideseed) - annual forb *
Euphorbia albomarginata (Rattlesnake weed) - perennial forb *
Euphorbia polycarpa (Chamaesyce polycarpa) (Desert spurge) - perennial forb *
Fagonia californica subsp. Californica (California fagonia) - subshrub
Fagonia californica subsp.californica (California fagonia) - subshrub *
Fagonia callifornica subsp. longipes (California fagonia) - subshrub
Fagonia pachyacantha (Fagonia) - subshrub
Ferocactus cylindraceus (Mountain barrel cactus) - medium columnar cactus *
Ferocactus emoryi (Coville barrel cactus) - medium columnar cactus *
Ferocactus wislizenii (fishhook barrel, Arizona barrel) - medium columnar cactus *
Fouquieria splendens (Ocotillo) - tall shrub *
Gaillardia arizonica (Arizona blanket-flower) - annual forb *
Gilia latifolia (Broad-leaf gilia) - annual forb
Gilia latifolia (Broad-leaf gilia) - annual forb
Gilia stellata (Star gilia) - annual forb *
Gutierrezia arizonica (Arizona snakeweed) - annual forb
Gutierrezia sarothrae (broom snakeweed) - perennial forb
Hyptis emoryi (Desert lavender) - medium shrub *
Janusia gracilis (Janusia) - woody vine *
Jatropha cardiophylla (Sangre-de-Cristo) - low shrub *
Jatropha cuneata (Limberbush) - medium shrub *
Justicia californica (Chuparosa) - medium shrub *
Kallstroemia californica (California caltrop, mal de ojo) - annual forb
Kallstroemia grandiflora (Orange caltrop, baiborin, mal de ojo) - annual forb
Krameria erecta (Krameria parviflora) (Range ratany) - low shrub
Krameria grayi (White ratany) - low shrub *
Langloisia setosissimum (Bristly calico) - annual forb *
Larrea divaricata subsp. tridentata (Larrea tridentata) (Creosote bush) - medium shrub *
Linanthus bigelovii (Bigelow linanthus) - annual forb
Linanthus bigelovii (Bigelow linanthus) - annual forb
Lotus humistratus (Foothill bird's-foot trefoil) - annual forb *
Lotus rigidus (Wiry lotus) - annual forb *
Lotus salsuginosus var. brevivexillus (Lotus salsuginosus) - annual forb
Lupinus sparsiflorus (Arroyo lupine, Coulter's lupine) - annual forb *
Lycium cooperi (Wolfberry, bachata, salicieso) - medium shrub *
Lycium parishii (Parish wolfberry) - medium shrub *
Machaeranthera pinnatifida var. gooddingii (Spiny goldenweed) - perennial forb *
Malacothrix fendleri (Fendler's desert dandelion) - annual forb *
Mammillaria grahamii (Mammillaria microcarpa) (Fishhook pincushion cactus) - pincushion cactus *
Marina parryi (Parry's false prairie-clover) - perennial forb *
Matelea parvifolia (Angle pod) - perennial vine
Menodora scabra (Twinberry, rough menodora) - perennial forb
Mentzelia involucrata var. megacantha (Stickleaf, silver blazing-star, pega pega) - annual forb *
Monoptilon bellioides (Mojave desert star) - annual forb *
Nama demissum (Purplemat) - annual forb *
Olneya tesota (Ironwood) - medium tree *
Opuntia acanthocarpa (Buckhorn cholla) - low arborescent cactus *
Opuntia arbuscula (Pencil cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Opuntia bigelovii (Teddy bear cholla) - low arborescent cactus *
Opuntia chlorotica (Pancake prickly-pear) - pad cactus *
Opuntia echinocarpa (Silver cholla) - low arborescent cactus *
Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii (Engelmann prickly pear) - pad cactus *
Opuntia engelmannii var.flavispina (Engelmann prickly pear) - sprawling pad cactus *
Opuntia fulgida var. fulgida (Chain-fruit cholla) - tall arborescent cactus *
Opuntia fulgida var. mammillata (Spineless chain-fruit cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Opuntia versicolor (Staghorn cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Parkinsonia florida (Cercidium floridum) (Blue Palo Verde) - medium tree *
Parkinsonia microphyllum (Cercidium microphyllum) (Foothill paloverde) - medium tree *
Pectocarya recurvata (Arched comb-bur) - annual forb *
Phacelia ambigua (Phacelia crenulata) (Scorpionweed) - annual forb *
Phoradendron californicum (Desert mistletoe, Toji) - parasite on trees *
Plantago ovata (Plantago insularis var. fastigiata) (Woolly plantain, Indian wheat, pastora) - annual forb
Plantago patagonica (Plantain) - annual forb *
Porophyllum gracile (Odora, hierba del venado) - perennial forbs,strongly scented foliage *
Portulaca halimoides (Portulaca) - annual forb
Psathyrotes ramosissima (Desert velvet) - annual forb *
Psilostrophe cooperi (Paper flower) - low shrub *
Rafinesquia neomexicana (Desert chicory) - annual forb *
Salazaria mexicana (Bladder sage) - medium shrub
Schismus arabicus (Arabic schismus) - introduced annual grass *
Schismus barbatus (Mediterranean grass) - introduced annual grass *
Sebastiania bilocularis (Sapium biloculare) (Jumping bean) - medium shrub *
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) - medium shrub *
Sphaeralcea coulteri (Annual globe mallow, mal de ojo) - annual forb *
Sporobolus cryptandrus (Sand dropseed, zacate de arena) - grass *
Stenocereus thurberi (Organ pipe cactus) - tall columnar cactus *
Stephanomeria pauciflora var. pauciflora (Desert straw) - perennial forb *
Tetraclea coulteri (Coulter's wrinkle-fruit) - perennial forb
Thamnosma montana (Turpentine broom) - shrub
Thymophylla pentachaeta (Common dogweed) -
Tidestromia lanuginosa (Honeysweet, Hierba ceniza) - annual forb
Trichoptilium incisum (Yellow head, yellowdome) - annual forb *
Uropappus lindleyi (Silver puffs) - annual forb *
Uropappus lindleyi (Silver puffs) - annual forb *
Verbena gooddingii (Glandularia gooddingii) (Goodding's vervain) - perennial forb
Yucca arizonica (Yucca) - succulent *
Zinnia acerosa (Desert zinnia) - low shrub *

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The scope of this page is to provide links to information and images of most or all of the plant species native to the Sonoran Desert of southwestern Arizona. Currently, not all the species in this region are on the list, but more will be added from time to time. Information and images for species already on the list are continually being added and updated. Because of this, be sure to check back occasionally.

The plant identification page and the plant images are meant to be only a first step in the identification process. In spite of our best efforts, it is not possible to insure that 100% accuracy in identifying unknown plants can be obtained by using search keys and photographs. When it is of critical importance to be absolutely sure of the identification of a plant, a specimen must be examined by a professional botanist and verified at a recognized herbarium.

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