PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS PLANTS

Pima Community College's West Campus is located at 2202 W. Anklam Road in Tucson, Arizona. This list includes 80 non-landscaped plants occuring on the campus's desert property. Plants were photographed in the field during 2005.

Apiaceae
Bowlesia incana Bowlesia
Asclepiadaceae
Sarcostemma hirtellum Milkweed, Rambling
Bignoniaceae
Chilopsis linearis Willow, Desert
Boraginaceae
Amsinckia intermedia Amsinckia
Cryptantha spp Cryptantha
Cactaceae
Carnegiea gigantea Saguaro
Echinocereus engelmannii Hedgehog Cactus, Strawberry
Ferocactus wislizeni Barrel Cactus, Fishhook
Mammillaria grahamii Pincushion Cactus, Fishhook
Opuntia fulgida Cholla, Chainfruit (Jumping)
Opuntia leptocaulis Cholla, Christmas
Opuntia spp Prickly Pear Cactus
Opuntia versicolor Cholla, Staghorn
Compositae
Ambrosia ambrosioides Ragweed, Canyon
Ambrosia deltoidea Bursage, Triangleleaf
Argemone pleiacantha Bluestem Pricklepoppy
Baccharis sarothroides Desert Broom
Bahia absinthifolia Bahia
Baileya multiradiata Marigold, Desert
Centaurea solstitialis Thistle, Yellow Star?
Chaenactis stevioides Pincushion, Esteve's
Dyssodia pentachaeta Five-needle Fetid Marigold
Encelia farinosa Brittlebush
Eriophyllum lanosum Daisy, Woolly
Isocoma tenuisecta Burroweed
Monoptilon bellioides Desert Star, Mojave
Porophyllum gracile Odora
Psilostrophe cooperi Paperflower, Cooper's
Rafinesquia neomexicana Chicory, Desert
Senecio douglasii Groundsel, Sand Wash
Sonchus asper Sowthistle, Spiny
Trixis californica Trixis
Zinnia acerosa Zinnia, Desert
Cruciferae
Lepidium spp Peppergrass
Lesquerella gordoni Mustard, Bladderpod
Sisymbrium irio London Rocket
Streptanthus arizonicus Jewelflower, Arizona
Thysanocarpus curvipes Lacepod
Ephedraceae
Ephedra spp Ephedra
Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia albomarginata Rattlesnake weed
Fabaceae
Acacia constricta Acacia, Whitethorn
Acacia greggii Acacia, Catclaw
Calliandra eriophylla Fairy Duster
Cercidium floridum Paloverde, Blue
Cercidium microphyllum Paloverde, Foothills
Dalea neomexicana Prairie Clover, Downy
Dalea parryi Dalea, Parry
Lotus humistratus Lotus, Hill
Lupinus sparsiflorus Lupine
Olneya tesota Ironwood, Desert
Parkinsonia aculeata Paloverde, Mexican
Prosopis velutina Mesquite, Velvet
Senna covesii Senna, Desert
Fouquieriaceae
Fouquieria splendens Ocotillo
Geraniaceae
Erodium cicutarium Filaree
Hydrophyllaceae
Eucrypta micrantha Eucrypta, Small-Flowered
Nama demissum Purple Mat
Phacelia campanularia Bell, Desert
Phacelia crenulata Phacelia, Scalloped Leaf
Krameriaceae
Krameria erecta Ratany, Range
Krameria grayi Ratany, White
Labiatae
Salvia columbariae Chia
Loasaceae
Mentzelia multiflora Blazing Star, Desert
Malpighiaceae
Janusia gracilis Janusia
Malvaceae
Sphaeralcea spp Globemallow, Desert
Martyniaceae
Proboscidea parviflora Devil's Claw
Oleaceae
Menodora scabra Menodora, Yellow
Onagraceae
Oenothera primiveris Primrose, Bottle Evening
Papaveraceae
Argemone pleiacantha Pricklepoppy, Bluestem
Eschscholtzia mexicana Poppy, Mexican Gold
Plantaginaceae
Plantago purshii Plantain, Pursh
Poaceae
Erioneuron pulchellum Grass, Fluff
Pennisetum cliare Grass, Buffel
Pennisetum setaceum Grass, Fountain
Polemoniaceae
Eriastrum diffusum Starflower
Polygonaceae
Eriogonum deflexum Skeleton Weed
Rhamnaceae
Condalia warnockii Warnock Condalia
Ranunculaceae
Delphinium scaposum Larkspur, Barestem
Sapindaceae
Dodonaea viscosa Hopbush
Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon parryi Penstemon, Parry's
Maurandya antirrhiniflora Snapdragon, Twining
Selaginellaceae
Selaginella arizonica Spike Moss
Solanaceae
Lycium berlandieri Wolfberry, Berlandier
Nicotiana trigonophylla Tobacco, Desert
Solanum elaeagnifolium Nightshade, Silverleaf
Tamaricaceae
Tamarix ramosissima Tamarisk (Salt Cedar)
Ulmaceae
Celtis pallida Hackberry, Desert
Umbelliferae
Daucus pusillus Carrot, Wild
Viscaceae
Phoradendron californicum Desert Mistletoe
Zygophyllaceae
Larrea tridentata Creosote Bush
Various
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Please send all comments to Brad Fiero (bfiero@pima.edu) and Jennifer Katcher (jkatcher@pima.edu), biology faculty at Pima Community College. Another site by Brad Fiero is Desert Ecology of Tucson, AZ.
Last updated 10/7/2005.