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Climate
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Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS
LOCAL, RARE HERBS (79 Species)
from Rondeau et al. (1996)

Herbs wi | sc | lo | lo-r

key
Common Name Scientific Name Family LS D A
four o'clock milkweed Asclepias nyctaginifolia Asclepiadaceae p l 5r
fiddleneck Amsinckia tessellata Boraginaceae a l 5r
purpleroot nievitas Cryptantha micrantha Boraginaceae a l 5r
  Triodanis biflora Campanulaceae a l 5r
marijuana Cannabis sativa Cannabaceae a l 5r
burstwort Herniaria cinerea Caryophyllaceae a l 5r
  Loeflingia squarrosa Caryophyllaceae a l 5r
pitseed goosefoot Chenopodium berlandieri Chenopodiaceae a l 5r
goosefoot Chenopodium incanum Chenopodiaceae a l 5r
nettleleaf goosefoot Chenopodium murale Chenopodiaceae a l 5r
pincushion flower Chaenactis carphoclinia Compositae a l 5r
horseweed Conyza canadensis Compositae a l 5r
dyssodia Dyssodia concinna Compositae a l 5r
rabbit tobacco Evax multicaulis Compositae a l 5r
Arizona filago Filago arizonica Compositae a l 5r
dwarf filago Filago depressa Compositae a l 5r
white cudweed Gnaphalium leucocephalum Compositae p l 5r
purple cudweed Gnaphalium purpureum Compositae a l 5r
sunflower Helianthus petiolaris Compositae a l 5r
prickly lettuce Lactuca serriola Compositae a l 5r
tiddy tips Layia glandulosa Compositae a l 5r
  Leucelene ercoides Compositae p l 5r
  Machaeranthera asteroides Compositae p l 5r
  Machaeranthera gracilis Compositae a l 5r
snakes head Malacothrix coulteri Compositae a l 5r
  Malacothrix fendleri Compositae a l 5r
pineapple weed Matricaria matricarioides Compositae a l 5r
  Pectis cylindrica Compositae a l 5r
  Pectis felipes Compositae a l 5r
  Pectis linifolia Compositae a l 5r
rock daisy Perityle emoryi Compositae a l 5r
California chicory Rafinesquia californica Compositae a l 5r
everlasting nest straw Stylocline gnaphalioides Compositae a l 5r
sonoran nest straw Stylocline sonorensis Compositae a l 5r
cowpen daisy Verbesina encelioides Compositae a l 5r
field mustard Brassica campestris Cruciferae a l 5r
  Brassica eruca Cruciferae a l 5r
black mustard Brassica nigra Cruciferae a l 5r
flixweed Descurainia sophia Cruciferae a l 5r
peppergrass Lepidium thurberi Cruciferae p l 5r
tumble mustard Sisymbrium orentale Cruciferae a l 5r
watermelon Citrullis vulgaris Cucurbitaceae a l 5r
three-seeded mercury Acalypha neomexicana Euphorbiaceae a l 5r
ground fig spurge Euphorbia prostrata Euphorbiaceae a l 5r
corydalis Corydalis aurea Fumariaceae a l 5r
purple bell phacelia Phacelia affinis Hydrophyllaceae a l 5r
caterpillar weed Phacelia popei Hydrophyllaceae a l 5r
mock pennyroyal Hedeoma nanum Labiatae a-p l 5r
henbit Lamium amplexicaule Labiatae a l 5r
shell flower Molucella laevis Labiatae a l 5r
  Dalea grayi Leguminosae p l 5r
bundleflower Desmanthus covillei Leguminosae p l 5r
deer vetch Lotus salsuginosus Leguminosae a l 5r
bur clover Medicago polymorpha Leguminosae a l 5r
two leaf desert senna Senna bauhinioides Leguminosae p l 5r
  Sphinctospermum constrictum Leguminosae a l 5r
flax Linum grandiflorum Linaceae a l 5r
blue flax Linum lewisii Linaceae a-p l 5r
  Linum puberulum Linaceae a l 5r
indian mallow Abutilon abutiloides Malvaceae p l 5r
indian mallow Abutilon parvulum Malvaceae p l 5r
indian chick weed Mollugo verticillata Molluginaceae a l 5r
spiderling Boerhaavia gracillima Nyctaginaceae p l 5r
Colorado four-o'clock Mirabilis multiflora Nyctaginaceae p l 5r
devil's claw Proboscidea parviflora Pedaliaceae a l 5r
hierba de alacran Plumbago scandens Plumbaginaceae p l 5r
desert trumpet Eriogonum inflatum Polygonaceae p l 5r
red maids Calandrinia ciliata Portulacaceae a l 5r
Nuttall snapdragon Antirrhinum nuttallianum Scrophulariaceae a l 5r
Texas toad flax Linaria texana Scrophulariaceae a l 5r
monkey flower Mimulus nasutus Scrophulariaceae a l 5r
  Stemodia durantifolia Scrophulariaceae a l 5r
water speedwell Veronica anagallis-aquatica Scrophulariaceae a l 5r
sharpleaf ground cherry Physalis acutifolia Solanaceae a l 5r
  Solanum rostratum Solanaceae a l 5r
hierba del soldado Hermannia pauciflora Sterculiaceae p l 5r
hammerwort Parietaria pennsylvanica Urticaceae a l 5r
green violet Hybanthus verticillatus Violaceae p l 5r
  Kallstroemia parviflora Zygophyllaceae a l 5r

LS = lifespan (p = perennial; a = annual; a-b = annual or biennial; a-p = annual or perennial)
D = distribution (w = widespread; s = scattered; l = local)
A = abundance (1a = abundant; 2vc = very common; 3c = common; 4uc = uncommon; 5r = rare)


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