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COMMON DESERT PLANTS AROUND TUCSON
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This section contains 29 species spotlights of the most commonly seen plants in the desert around Tucson (click on buttons above), and background information (see green navigation bar above) necessary to understand the species spotlights. Each spotlight contains one or more pictures of the plant, a description of the plant, and natural history information about the plant.

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Trees
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Shrubs
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Cacti
Sources of information for the plant spotlights include: ASDM (2000), Bowers (1993), Dodge (1985), Earle (1980), Epple (1995), Primer Publishers, (1985), Rondeau et al. (1996), Rose (2011), and Tucson Citizen (1972).