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Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS
SUBSHRUBS (42 Species)
from Rondeau et al. (1996)

Subshrubs
Herbs wi | sc | lo | lo-r

key
Common Name  Scientific Name Family LS D A
triangleleaf bursage Ambrosia deltoidea Compositae p w 1a
brittlebush Encelia farinosa Compositae p w 1a
  Siphonoglossa longiflora Acanthaceae p w 2vc
San Felipe fetid marigold Dyssodia porophylloides Compositae p w 2vc
turpentine bush Ericameria laricifolia Compositae p w 2vc
trixis Trixis californica Compositae p w 2vc
desert zinnia Zinnia acerosa Compositae p w 2vc
indian mallow Abutilon incanum Malvaceae p w 2vc
caliche globe mallow Sphaeralcea laxa Malvaceae p w 2vc
twinberry Menodora scabra Oleaceae p w 2vc
cockroach plant Haplophyton crooksii Apocynaceae p w 3c
range ratany Krameria erecta Krameriaceae p w 3c
white ratany Krameria grayi Krameriaceae p w 3c
desert rose mallow Hibiscus coulteri Malvaceae p w 3c
rock hibiscus Hibiscus denudatus Malvaceae p w 3c
desert globe mallow Sphaeralcea ambigua Malvaceae p w 3c
bush spiderling Commicarpus scandens Nyctaginaceae p w 3c
wild buckwheat Eriogonum wrightii Polygonaceae p w 3c
bedstraw Galium stellatum Rubiaceae p w 3c
  Ayenia microphylla Sterculiaceae p w 3c
burro weed Isocoma tenuisecta Compositae p w 4uc
mariola Parthenium incanum Compositae p w 4uc
sonoran bursage Ambrosia cordifolia Compositae p s 2vc
oreja del perro Tiquilia canascens Boraginaceae p s 3c
cheesebush Hymenoclea salsola Compositae p s 3c
indian mallow Abutilon malacum Malvaceae p s 3c
milkwort Polygala macradenia Polygalaceae p s 3c
  Carlowrightia arizonica Acanthaceae p s 4uc
tatalencho Gymnosperma glutinosum Compositae p s 4uc
chuparosa Justicia californica Acanthaceae p l 3c
white bursage Ambrosia dumosa Compositae p l 3c
cuneate turpentine bush Ericameria cuneata Compositae p l 3c
snakeweed Gutierrezia microcephala Compositae p l 3c
rock daisy Perityle lemmonii Compositae p l 3c
dyssodia Dyssodia acerosa Compositae p l 4uc
  Fagonia californica Zygophyllaceae p l 4uc
brickell-bush Brickellia baccharidea Compositae p l 5r
green brittlebush Encelia frutescens Compositae p l 5r
white ball acacia Acacia angustissima Leguminosae p l 5r
malva peluda Malvastrum bicuspidatum Malvaceae p l 5r
narrowleaf globe mallow Sphaeralcea angustifolia Malvaceae p l 5r
emory globe mallow Sphaeralcea emoryi Malvaceae 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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