Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

March 25, 2017 - Next - Additonal Asteraceae


  • Encelia frutescens, Button Brittlebush
  • Encelia virginensis, Virgin River Brittlebush
  • Senecio mohavensis, Mojave Ragwort
  • Trichoptilium incisum, Yellowdome

  • February 27, 2017 - Next - Update Liliaceae


  • Dichelostemma capitatum, Bluedicks
  • Echeandia flavescens, Torrey's Craglily
  • Hesperocallis undulata, Desert Lily
  • Milla biflora, Mexican Star

  • February 27, 2017 - Next - Update Hydrophyllaceae


  • Eucrypta micrantha, Dainty Desert Hideseed

  • February 23, 2017 - Next - Update Malvaceae


  • Allowissadula holosericea, Chisos Mtn False Indianmallow
  • Eremalche rotundifolia, Desert Fivespot
  • Pavonia lasiopetala, Rock Rose

  • February 18, 2017 - Next - Updated Onagraceae


  • Chylismia brevipes, Yellow Cups
  • Tetrapteron palmeri, Palmer Evening Primrose

  • - Updated -
  • Chylismia claviformis, Browneyes
  • Camissonia micrantha, Miniature Suncup

  • February 14, 2017 - Updated Fabaceae


  • Psorothamnus schottii, Schott's Dalea

  • - Updated -
  • Psorothamnus spinosus, Smoketree

  • February 13, 2017 - Additional Boraginaceae


  • Cryptantha ganderi, Gander's Cryptantha
  • Cryptantha micrantha, Redroot Cryptantha

  • - Updated -
  • Cryptantha gracilis, Narrowstem Cryptantha
  • Cryptantha pterocarya, Wingnut Cryptantha

  • January 12, 2017 - Next - Finalize Agavaceae


  • Dasylirion wheeleri, Sotol
  • Nolina bigelovii, Bigelow's Beargrass
  • Nolina microcarpa, Beargrass
  • Yucca baccata, Banana yucca
  • Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree
  • Yucca elata, Soaptree Yucca

  • January 12, 2017 - Genus Ambrosia Updated


  • Ambrosia ambrosioides, Canyon Ragweed
  • Ambrosia deltoidea, Triangle-leaf Bursage
  • Ambrosia dumosa, White Bursage
  • Ambrosia eriocentra, Woolly Bursage
  • Ambrosia monogyra, Singlewhorl Burrobrush
  • Ambrosia salsola, Cheesebush