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Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
External Resources
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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS
SHRUBS (53 Species)
from Rondeau et al. (1996)

Shrubs
Herbs wi | sc | lo | lo-r

key
Common Name Scientific Name Family LS D A
creosote bush Larrea divaricata tridentata Zygophyllaceae p w 1a
canyon ragweed Ambrosia ambrosioides Compositae p w 2vc
desert broom Baccharis sarothroides Compositae p w 2vc
limber bush Jatropha cardiophylla Euphorbiaceae p w 2vc
ocotillo Fouquieria splendens Fouquieriaceae p w 2vc
catclaw acacia Acacia greggii Leguminosae p w 2vc
fairy duster Calliandra eriophylla Leguminosae p w 2vc
jojoba Simmondsia chinensis Simmondsiaceae p w 2vc
Berlandier wolfberry Lycium berlandieri Solanaceae p w 2vc
ragged rockflower Crossosoma bigelovii Crossosomataceae p w 3c
whitethorn acacia Acacia constricta Leguminosae p w 3c
Mexican crucillo Condalia warnockii Rhamnaceae p w 3c
desert hackberry Celtis pallida Ulmaceae p w 3c
oreganillo Aloysia wrightii Verbenaceae p w 3c
desert lavender Hyptis emoryi Labiatae p w 4uc
graythorn Ziziphus obtusifolia Rhamnaceae p w 4uc
desert honeysuckle Anisacanthus thurberi Acanthaceae p s 2vc
mormon tea Ephedra nevadensis Ephedraceae p s 3c
longleaf jointfir Ephedra trifurca Ephedraceae p s 3c
allthorn Koeberlinia spinosa Capparidaceae p s 3c
fourwing saltbush Atriplex canescens Chenopodiaceae p s 3c
sweetbush Bebbia juncea Compositae p s 3c
brickell-bush Brickellia californica Compositae p s 4uc
  Bernardia incana Euphorbiaceae p s 4uc
desert olive Forestiera shrevei Oleaceae p s 4uc
baby bonnets Coursetia glandulosa Leguminosae p l 2vc
tamarisk Tamarix ramosissima Tamaricaceae p l 2vc
skunk bush Rhus aromatica Anacardiaceae p l 3c
narrowleaf wingscale Atriplex linearis Chenopodiaceae p l 3c
allscale Atriplex polycarpa Chenopodiaceae p l 3c
seep willow Baccharis salicifolia Compositae p l 3c
shrub live oak Quercus turbinella Fagaceae p l 3c
  Calliandra schottii Leguminosae p l 3c
gatuno Mimosa distachya Leguminosae p l 3c
desert willow Chilopsis linearis Bignoniaceae p l 4uc
yellow trumpet bush Tecoma stans Bignoniaceae p l 4uc
rock sage Salvia pinguifolia Labiatae p l 4uc
yellow bird-of-paradise Caesalpinia gilliesii Leguminosae p l 4uc
Arizona rosewood Vauquelinia californica Rosaceae p l 4uc
Fremont wolfberry Lycium fremontii Solanaceae p l 4uc
  Lantana camara Verbenaceae p l 4uc
Mexican elder Sambucus mexicana Caprifoliaceae p l 5r
quail brush lens scale Atriplex lentiformis Chenopodiaceae p l 5r
shortleaf baccharis  Baccharis grachyphylla Compositae p l 5r
sweet acacia Acacia farnesiana Leguminosae p l 5r
wait-a-minute bush Mimosa aculeaticarpa Leguminosae p l 5r
feathery cassia Senna artemisioides Leguminosae p l 5r
yellow felt plant Horsfordia newberryi Malvaceae p l 5r
Texas mulberry Morus microphylla Moraceae p l 5r
hopbush Dodonaea viscosa Sapindaceae p l 5r
narrowleaf wolfberry Lycium andersonii Solanaceae p l 5r
wolfberry Lycium exsertum Solanaceae p l 5r
tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca Solanaceae p 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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