Vegetation: Common and Scientific Names


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Common Name Scientific Name
agave Agave spp.
algerita Berberis trifoliata Moric.
allthorn Koeberlinia spinosa Zucc.
almond, desert Prunus fasciculata (Torr.) Gray
arrowweed Tessaria sericea (Nutt.) Shiners
ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh. ssp. velutina (Torr.) G.N. Miller
aspen, quaking Populus tremuloides Michx.
beargrass Nolina microcarpa Wats.
bitterbrush Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC.
blackbrush Coleogyne ramosissima Torr.
bluegrass Poa spp.
Kentucky P. pratensis L.
bluestem, cane Bothriochloa barbinodis (Lag.) Herter
bluestem, Texas Schizachyrium cirratum (Hack.) Woot. & Standl.
boxelder Acer negundo L.
brackenfern Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn
bristlegrass, plains Setaria macrostachya H.B.K.
brome, mountain Bromus marginatus Nees
bullgrass Muhlenbergia emersleyi Vasey
burroweed Haplopappus tenuisectus (Greene) Blake
bursage Ambrosia spp.
white A. dumosa (Gray) Payne
woolly-fruited A. eriocentra (Gray) Payne
calliandra Calliandra eriophylla Benth.
catclaw Acacia greggii Gray
ceanothus Ceanothus spp.
chokecherry Prunus virginiana L.
cholla Opuntia spp.
cliffrose Cowania mexicana D. Don
clover Trifolium spp.
coldenia Tiquilia spp.
cottontop, Arizona Trichachne californica (Benth.) Chase
cottonwood Populus fremontii Wats.
creosotebush Larrea tridentata (DC.) Coville
curly mesquite Hilaria belangeri
daisy Erigeron spp.
dandelion, mountain Agoseris spp.
desertthorn Lycium spp.
desertwillow Chilopsis linearis (Cav.) Sweet
dropseed, pine Blepharoneuron tricholepis (Torr.) Nash
dropseed, sand Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) Gray
fescue, Arizona Festuca arizonica Vasey
filaree Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Her.
fir, Douglas Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco
fir, white Abies concolor (Gordon & Glendinning) Hoopes
fluffgrass Erioneuron pulchellum (H.B.K.) Takeoka
galleta Hilaria jamesii (Torr.) Benth.
big H. rigida (Thurb.) Benth.
grama Bouteloua spp.
black B. eriopoda (Torr.) Torr.
blue B. gracilis (H.B.K.) Lag.
Rothrock B. rothrockii Vasey
sideoats B. curtipendula (Michx.) Torr.
slender B. repens (H.B.K.) Scribn. & Merr.
hairgrass Deschampsia spp.
horsebrush Tetradymia spp.
ironwood Olneya tesota Gray
jojoba Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneid.
Joshua tree Yucca brevifolia Engelm.
junegrass Koeleria cristata (L.) Pers.
juniper Juniperus spp.
alligator J. deppeana Steud.
one-seed J. monosperma (Engelm.) Sarg.
Utah J. osteosperma (Torr.) Little
locust Robinia neomexicana Gray
lovegrass, plains Eragrostis intermedia Hitchc.
madrone Arbutus arizonica (Gray) Sarg.
manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens H.B.K.
maple Acer spp.
big-tooth A. grandidentatum Nutt.
Rocky Mountain A. glabrum Torr.
mariola Parthenium incanum H.B.K.
mesquite Prosopis spp.
Mormon-tea Ephedra spp.
mountainmahogany Cercocarpus spp.
muhly Muhlenbergia spp.
bush M. porteri Scribn.
ring M. torreyi (Kunth) Hitchc.
spike M. wrightii Vasey
muttongrass Poa fendleriana (Steud.) Vasey
needlegrass Stipa spp.
needleandthread Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr.
oak Quercus spp.
Arizona white Q. arizonica Sarg.
Emory Q. emoryi Torr.
Gambel Q.gambelii Nutt.
Mexican blue Q. oblongifolia Torr.
silverleaf Q. hypoleucoides Camus
turbinella Q. turbinella Greene
ocotillo Fouquieria splendens Engelm.
organpipe cactus Lemaireocereus thurberi (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
paloverde Cercidium spp.
blue C. floridum Benth.
foothill C. microphyllum(Torr.) Rose & Johnst.
pine Pinus spp.
Apache P. engelmannii Carr
bristlecone P. aristata Engelm.
Chihuahua P. leiophyllaSchiede & Deppe
limber P. flexilis James
ponderosa P. ponderosa Lawson
pinyon Pinus edulis Engelm.
Mexican P. cembroides Zucc.
singleleaf P. monophylla Torr. & Frem.
pricklypear Opuntia spp.
rabbitbrush Chrysothamnus spp.
ratany, range Krameria parvifolia Benth.
ricegrass, Indian Oryzopsis hymenoides (Roemer & Schultes) Ricker
Russian thistle (tumbleweed) Salsola kali L.
sacaton, alkali Sporobolus airoides Torr.
sage, Mojave Salvia mohavensis Greene
sagebrush Artemisia spp.
big A. tridentata Nutt.
sand A. filifolia Torr.
saguaro Cereus giganteus Engelm.
saltbush Atriplex spp.
fourwing Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
saltcedar Tamarix pentandra Pall.
saltgrass Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene
sandpaper plant Petalonyx spp.
sedge Carex spp.
senna Cassia spp.
shadscale Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frem.) Wats.
snakeweed Gutierrezia spp.
sotol Dasylirion wheeleri Wats.
sprangletop, green Leptochloa dubia (H.B.K.) Nees
spruce Picea spp.
blue P. pungens Engelm.
Engelmann P. engelmannii Parry
squawbush, pubescent Rhus trilobata Nutt.
squirreltail Sitanion hystrix (Nutt.) J.G. Smith
sycamore Platanus wrightii Wats.
tamarisk Tamarix aphylla (L.) Karst.
tanglehead Heteropogon contortus (L.) Beauv.
tarbush Flourensia cernua DC.
threeawn Aristida spp.
timothy, mountain Phleum pratense L.
tobosa Hilaria mutica (Buckl.) Benth.
tridens Tridens spp.
turkshead Chlorizanthe rigida (Torr.) Torr. & Gray
turpentinebush Haplopappus laricifolius Gray
vine-mesquite Panicum obtusum H.B.K.
walnut Juglans major (Torr.) Heller
wheatgrass Agropyron spp.
bluebunch A. spicatum(Pursh) Scribn. & Smith
western A. smithii Rydb.
whitebrush Aloysia wrightii (Gray) Heller
whitethorn Acacia constricta Benth.
winterfat Ceratoides lanata (Pursh) J.T. Howell
wolfberry Lycium spp.
wolftail Lycurus phleoides H.B.K.
yucca, Mohave Yucca schidigera Ruezl.
zinnia, desert Zinnia acerosa (DC.) Gray

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