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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS
WIDESPREAD HERBS (86 Species)
from Rondeau et al. (1996)

Herbs wi | sc | lo | lo-r

key
Common Name Scientific Name Family LS D A
filaree Erodium cicutarium Geraniaceae a w 1a
  Bowlesia incana Umbelliferae a w 1a
pellitory Parietaria hespera Urticaceae a w 1a
espanta vaqueras Tidestromia lanuginosa Amaranthaceae a w 2vc
fiddleneck Amsinckia intermedia Boraginaceae a w 2vc
bearded nievitas Cryptantha barbigera Boraginaceae a w 2vc
wingnut nievitas Cryptantha pterocarya Boraginaceae a w 2vc
archnut combbur Pectocarya recurvata Boraginaceae a w 2vc
Russian thistle Salsola australis Chenopodiaceae a w 2vc
brickell-bush Brickellia coulteri Compositae p w 2vc
pincushion flower Chaenactis stevioides Compositae a w 2vc
camphor weed Heterotheca subaxillaris Compositae a w 2vc
paper flower Psilostrophe cooperi Compositae p w 2vc
desert dandelion Rafinesquia neomexicana Compositae a w 2vc
  Caulanthus lasiophyllus Cruciferae a w 2vc
tansy mustard Descurainia pinnata Cruciferae a w 2vc
sand peppergrass Lepidium lasiocarpum Cruciferae a w 2vc
silverbells Streptanthus carinatus Cruciferae a w 2vc
spurge Euphorbia arizonica Euphorbiaceae a-p w 2vc
spurge Euphorbia capitellata Euphorbiaceae p w 2vc
spurge Euphorbia melanadenia Euphorbiaceae p w 2vc
caterpillar weed Phacelia distans Hydrophyllaceae a w 2vc
Arizona lupine Lupinus sparsiflorus Leguminosae a w 2vc
parry dalea Marina parryi Leguminosae a-p w 2vc
  Herissantia crispa Malvaceae p w 2vc
Mexican gold poppy Eschscholtzia mexicana Papaveraceae a w 2vc
plantain Plantago patagonica Plantaginaceae a w 2vc
wild buckwheat Eriogonum abertianum Polygonaceae a w 2vc
bluedick Dichelostemma pulchellum Liliaceae p w 2vc
fringed amaranth Amaranthus fimbriatus Amaranthaceae a w 3c
pigweed Amaranthus palmeri Amaranthaceae a w 3c
New Mexican goosefoot Chenopodium neomexicanum Chenopodiaceae a w 3c
bahia Bahia absinthifolia Compositae p w 3c
parvialena Dyssodia pentachaeta Compositae p w 3c
boneset Eupatorium solidaginifolium Compositae p w 3c
  Hymenothrix wislizenii Compositae a w 3c
chinchweed Pectis papposa Compositae a w 3c
odora Porophyllum gracile Compositae p w 3c
groundsel Senecio lemmonii Compositae p w 3c
desert straw Stephanomeria pauciflora Compositae p w 3c
Arizona blue eyes Evolvulus alsinoides Convovulaceae p w 3c
rock cress Arabis perennans Cruciferae p w 3c
Whitlow grass Draba cuneifolia Cruciferae a w 3c
Gordon bladderpod Lesquerella gordonii Cruciferae a w 3c
white bladderpod Lesquerella purpurea Cruciferae p w 3c
London rocket Sisymbrium irio Cruciferae a w 3c
lacepod Thysanocarpus curvipes Cruciferae a w 3c
  Ditaxis neomexicana Euphorbiaceae a-p w 3c
spurge Euphorbia florida Euphorbiaceae a w 3c
bristlelobe sandmat Euphorbia setiloba Euphorbiaceae a w 3c
largeflower stork's bill Erodium texanum Geraniaceae a w 3c
torrey eucrypta Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia Hydrophyllaceae a w 3c
smallflower eucrypta Eucrypta micrantha Hydrophyllaceae a w 3c
  Pholistoma auritum Hydrophyllaceae a w 3c
chia Salvia columbariae Labiatae a w 3c
desert senna Senna covesii Leguminosae p w 3c
blazing star Mentzelia affinis Loasaceae a w 3c
trailing four-o'clock Allionia incarnata Nyctaginaceae p w 3c
spiderling Boerhaavia erecta Nyctaginaceae a w 3c
wishbone bush Mirabilis bigelovii Nyctaginaceae p w 3c
crested prickly poppy Argemone gracilenta Papaveraceae a w 3c
indian wheat Plantago fastigiata Plantaginaceae a w 3c
  Eriastrum diffusum Polemoniaceae a w 3c
  Gilia stellata Polemoniaceae a w 3c
skeleton weed Eriogonum deflexum Polygonaceae a w 3c
windflower Anemone tuberosa Primulaceae p w 3c
barestem larkspur Delphinium scaposum Primulaceae p w 3c
bedstraw Galium aparine Rubiaceae a w 3c
bedstraw Galium proliferum Rubiaceae a w 3c
parry beardtongue Penstemon parryi Scrophulariaceae a w 3c
desert tobacco Nicotiana trigonophylla Solanaceae p w 3c
wild carrot Daucus pusillus Umbelliferae a w 3c
scale seed Spermolepis echinata Umbelliferae a w 3c
little summer poppy Kallstroemia californica Zygophyllaceae a w 3c
Arizona poppy Kallstroemia grandiflora Zygophyllaceae a w 3c
  Harpagonella palmeri Boraginaceae a w 4uc
sleepy catchfly Silene antirrhina Caryophyllaceae a w 4uc
brownfoot Acourtia wrightii Compositae p w 4uc
spiny haplopappus Machaeranthera pinnatifida Compositae p w 4uc
silver puffs Microseris linearifolia Compositae a w 4uc
sand wash groundsel Senecio douglasii Compositae a w 4uc
lanceleaf ditaxis Ditaxis lanceolata Euphorbiaceae p w 4uc
spurge Euphorbia pediculifera Euphorbiaceae a-p w 4uc
caterpillar weed Phacelia crenulata Hydrophyllaceae a w 4uc
long capsule primrose Camissonia chamaenerioides Onagraceae a w 4uc
yellow desert primrose Oenothera primiveris Onagraceae a w 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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