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Climate
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Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS
LOCAL HERBS (NOT RARE) (84 Species)
from Rondeau et al. (1996)

Herbs wi | sc | lo | lo-r

key
Common Name Scientific Name Family LS D A
Galactia wrightii Leguminosae p l 1a
mousetail Myosurus cupulatus Primulaceae a l 1a
necklace weed Veronica peregrina Scrophulariaceae a l 1a
yellow nutsedge Cyperus esculentus Cyperaceae p l 1a
rain lily Zephyranthes longifolia Liliaceae p l 1a
stickseed Lappula texana Boraginaceae a l 2vc
hog potato Hoffmanseggia glauca Leguminosae p l 2vc
spiderling Boerhaavia spicata Nyctaginaceae a l 2vc
sorrel buckwheat Eriogonum polycladon Polygonaceae a l 2vc
wild parsley Lomatium nevadense Umbelliferae p l 2vc
cattail Typha domingensis Typhaceae p l 2vc
whitehair nievitas Cryptantha maritima Boraginaceae a l 3c
popcorn flower Plagiobothrys pringlei Boraginaceae a l 3c
  Conyza coulteri Compositae a l 3c
sunflower Helianthus annuus Compositae a l 3c
tarweed Hemizonia kelloggii Compositae a l 3c
  Sanvitalia abertii Compositae a l 3c
pygmy weed Tillaea erecta Crassulaceae a l 3c
evening stock Matthiola longipetala Cruciferae a l 3c
centaury Centaurium calycosum Gentianaceae a l 3c
purple mat Nama demissum Hydrophyllaceae a l 3c
  Dalea neomexicana Leguminosae p l 3c
hierba del corazon Dalea pogonathera Leguminosae p l 3c
pringle indigo bush Dalea pringlei Leguminosae p l 3c
desert rock pea Lotus rigidus Leguminosae p l 3c
  Tephrosia tenella Leguminosae a-p l 3c
blazing star Mentzelia jonesii Loasaceae a l 3c
browneye primrose Camissonia clavaeformis Onagraceae a l 3c
lizard tail Gaura parviflora Onagraceae a-b l 3c
redseed plantain Plantago rhodosperma Plantaginaceae a l 3c
rigid spineflower Chorizanthe rigida Polygonaceae a l 3c
little trumpet Eriogonum trichopes Polygonaceae a l 3c
sand cress Calyptridium monandrum Portulacaceae a l 3c
red-stemmed mimulus Mimulus rubellus Scrophulariaceae a l 3c
little beardtongue Penstemon subulatus Scrophulariaceae p l 3c
nightshade Solanum douglasii Solanaceae p l 3c
hillside vervain Verbena neomexicana Verbenaceae p l 3c
purple nutsedge Cyperus rotundus Cyperaceae p l 3c
flatsedge Cyperus squarrosus Cyperaceae a l 3c
narrowleaf nievitas Cryptantha angustifolia Boraginaceae a l 4uc
gravel nievitas Cryptantha decipiens Boraginaceae a l 4uc
poverty weed Monolepis nuttalliana Chenopodiaceae a l 4uc
yellow tack stem Calycoseris parryi Compositae a l 4uc
fleabane Erigeron colomexicanus Compositae a l 4uc
fleabane Erigeron lobatus Compositae a l 4uc
  Prenanthella exigua Compositae a l 4uc
spiny sow thistle Sonchus asper Compositae a l 4uc
sow thistle Sonchus oleraceus Compositae a l 4uc
annual goldeneye Viquiera annua Compositae a l 4uc
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis Convovulaceae p l 4uc
  Evolvulus nuttallianus Convovulaceae p l 4uc
shepherd's purse purse Capsella bursa-pastoris Cruciferae a l 4uc
spurge Euphorbia exstipulata Euphorbiaceae a l 4uc
smallseed sandmat Euphorbia polycarpa Euphorbiaceae a-p l 4uc
sand bells Nama hispidum Hydrophyllaceae a l 4uc
desert Canterbury bells Phacelia campanularia Hydrophyllaceae a l 4uc
small coast germander Teucrium cubense Labiatae a l 4uc
locoweed Astragalus allochrous Leguminosae a l 4uc
  Astragalus arizonicus Leguminosae p l 4uc
  Astragalus didymocarpus Leguminosae a l 4uc
  Dalea wrightii Leguminosae p l 4uc
elegant lupin Lupinus concinnus Leguminosae a l 4uc
alfalfa Medicago sativa Leguminosae p l 4uc
alfalfilla Melilotus indicus Leguminosae a l 4uc
small flower blazing star Mentzelia albicaulis Loasaceae a l 4uc
blazing star Mentzelia texana Loasaceae a l 4uc
  Anoda pentaschista Malvaceae a l 4uc
sonoran rose mallow Hibiscus biseptus Malvaceae p l 4uc
tuberous sida Sida physocalyx Malvaceae p l 4uc
threadstem carpet weed Mollugo cerviana Molluginaceae a l 4uc
spiderling Boerhaavia coulteri Nyctaginaceae a l 4uc
red four-o'clock Mirabilis coccineus Nyctaginaceae p l 4uc
Thurber buckwheat Eriogonum thurberi Polygonaceae a l 4uc
pink baby breath Talinum paniculatum Portulacaceae p l 4uc
  Thamnosma texana Rutaceae p l 4uc
owl clover Orthocarpus purpurascens Scrophulariaceae a l 4uc
desert thorn apple Datura discolor Solanaceae a l 4uc
sacred datura Datura wrightii Solanaceae p l 4uc
netted globeberry Margaranthus solanaceus Solanaceae a l 4uc
wild petunia Petunia parviflora Solanaceae a l 4uc
purple ground cherry Physalis lobata Solanaceae a l 4uc
wild celery Apium leptophyllum Umbelliferae a l 4uc
  Tetraclea coulteri Verbenaceae p l 4uc
goathead Tribulus terrestris Zygophyllaceae a l 4uc

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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