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Tucson Plants
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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS
SCATTERED HERBS (74 Species)
from Rondeau et al. (1996)

Herbs wi | sc | lo | lo-r

key
Common Name Scientific Name Family LS D A
Desmodium procumbens Leguminosae a s 1a
spurge Euphorbia abramsiana Euphorbiaceae a s 2vc
desert mariposa lily Calochortus kennedyi Liliaceae p s 2vc
horse purselane Trianthema portulacastrum Aizoaceae a s 3c
Tucson pigweed Amaranthus sp. Amaranthaceae a s 3c
stickseed Lappula redowskii Boraginaceae a s 3c
broadnut combbur Pectocarya platycarpa Boraginaceae a s 3c
blood weed Plagiobothrys arizonicus Boraginaceae a s 3c
desert holly Acourtia nana Compositae p s 3c
slimleaf bursage Ambrosia conferiflora Compositae p s 3c
white sage Artemisia ludoviciana Compositae p s 3c
starthistle Centaurea melitensis Compositae a s 3c
thistle Cirsium neomexicanum Compositae p s 3c
wooly eriophyllum Eriophyllum lanosum Compositae a s 3c
  Machaeranthera tagetina Compositae a s 3c
desert star Monoptilon bellioides Compositae a s 3c
mustard Brassica tournefortii Cruciferae a s 3c
  Dryopetalon runcinatum Cruciferae a-p s 3c
peppergrass Lepidium medium Cruciferae a s 3c
spurge Euphorbia gracillima Euphorbiaceae a s 3c
caterpillar weed Phacelia coerulea Hydrophyllaceae a s 3c
locoweed Astragalus lentiginosus Leguminosae p s 3c
locoweed Astragalus nuttallianus Leguminosae a s 3c
hill locust Lotus humistratus Leguminosae a s 3c
little mallow Malva parviflora Malvaceae a s 3c
Coulter globe mallow Sphaeralcea coulteri Malvaceae a s 3c
fourwing spiderling Boerhaavia wrightii Nyctaginaceae a s 3c
[mustard evening primrose]  Camissonia californica Onagraceae a s 3c
devil's claw Proboscidea altheaefolia Pedaliaceae p s 3c
  Phlox tenuifolia Polemoniaceae p s 3c
brittle spineflower Chorizanthe brevicornu Polygonaceae a s 3c
skeleton weed Eriogonum palmerianum Polygonaceae a s 3c
common purslane Portulaca oleracea Portulacaceae a s 3c
  Portulaca umbraticola Portulacaceae a s 3c
  Androsace occidentalis Primulaceae a s 3c
linearleaf cambess Oligomeris linifolia Resedaceae a s 3c
  Ayenia filiformis Sterculiaceae p s 3c
  Yabea microcarpa Umbelliferae a s 3c
Goodding vervain Verbena gooddingii Verbenaceae a-p s 3c
wild onion Allium macropetalum Liliaceae p s 3c
  Ruellia nudiflora Acanthaceae p s 4uc
Nevada nievitas Cryptantha nevadensis Boraginaceae a s 4uc
hairy-leaved combbur Pectocarya heterocarpa Boraginaceae a s 4uc
thread plant Nemacladus glanduliferus Campanulaceae a s 4uc
  Atriplex elegans Chenopodiaceae a-p s 4uc
desert marigold Baileya multiradiata Compositae p s 4uc
tackstem Calycoseris wrightii Compositae a s 4uc
fleabane Erigeron divergens Compositae a s 4uc
  Iva ambrosiaefolia Compositae a s 4uc
desert dandelion Malacothrix californica Compositae a s 4uc
desert nest straw Stylocline micropoides Compositae a s 4uc
desert poinsetta Euphorbia eriantha Euphorbiaceae a-b s 4uc
painted spurge Euphorbia heterophylla Euphorbiaceae a s 4uc
hyssop spurge Euphorbia hyssopifolia Euphorbiaceae a s 4uc
sonoran sandmat Euphorbia micromera Euphorbiaceae a s 4uc
  Tragia nepetaefolia Euphorbiaceae p s 4uc
hairy deer vetch Lotus strigosus Leguminosae a s 4uc
stickleaf Mentzelia multiflora Loasaceae a s 4uc
  Sida abutifolia Malvaceae p s 4uc
red spiderling Boerhaavia coccinea Nyctaginaceae p s 4uc
winged spiderling Boerhaavia megaptera Nyctaginaceae a s 4uc
  Gilia flavocincta Polemoniaceae a s 4uc
  Linanthus bigelovii Polemoniaceae a s 4uc
  Portulaca suffrutescens Portulacaceae p s 4uc
flame flower Talinum aurantiacum Portulacaceae p s 4uc
monkey flower Mimulus guttatus Scrophulariaceae p s 4uc
thickleaf ground cherry Physalis crassifolia Solanaceae p s 4uc
silver horsenettle Solanum elaeagnifolium Solanaceae p s 4uc
African daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata Compositae a s 5r
California filago Filago californica Compositae a s 5r
  Gutierrezia arizonica Compositae a s 5r
yellow saucers Malacothrix clevelandii Compositae a s 5r
Pima indian mallow Abutilon parishii Malvaceae p s 5r
anglestem buckwheat Eriogonum maculatum Polygonaceae a s 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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