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Plant Descriptions by Botanical Name

Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix

Arizona and California

Plant Descriptions by Botanical Name

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Botanical Name Index

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Calliandra californica
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Acacia constricta: Whitethorn Acacia

Acacia farnesiana: Sweet Acacia

Acacia salicina: Willow Acacia

Acacia stenophylla: Shoestring Acacia

Acalypha monostachya: Round Copperleaf

Acca sellowiana: Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Actinidia deliciosa: Kiwifruit

Agastache rupestris: Licorice Mint Hyssop

Aloysia gratissima: Whitebrush

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii: Flame Acanthus

Anisacanthus thurberi: Thurber's Desert Honeysuckle

Annona cherimola: Cherimoya

Antigonon leptopus: Coral Vine

Aristolochia watsonii: Southwestern Pipevine

Asclepias linaria: Pineneedle Milkweed

Asclepias subulata: Desert Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa: Butterfly Milkweed

Atriplex canescens: Fourwing Saltbush

Averrhoa carambola: Starfruit .

Baileya multiradiata: Desert Marigold

Barkleyanthus salicifolius: Willow Ragwort

Bauhinia lunarioides: Anacacho Orchid Tree

Berlandiera lyrata: Chocolate Flower

Bignonia callistegioides: Lavender Trumpet Vine

Bignonia capreolata: Crossvine

Bougainvillea: Bougainvillea species

Brahea armata: Mexican Blue Palm

Brahea edulis: Guadalupe Palm

Buddleja marrubiifolia: Woolly Butterfly Bush

Butia capitata: Jelly Palm .

Caesalpinia gilliesii: Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

Caesalpinia mexicana: Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima: Red Bird of Paradise

Callaeum macropterum: Yellow Orchid Vine

Calliandra californica: Baja Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla: Fairyduster

Callistemon citrinus: Crimson Bottlebrush

Calylophus hartwegii: Hartweg's Sundrops

Campsis x tagliabuana: 'Madame Galen' Trumpet Vine

Carica papaya: Papaya

Carissa macrocarpa: Natal Plum

Casimiroa edulis: White Sapote

Ceanothus greggii: Desert Ceanothus

Cephalophyllum alstonii: 'Red Spike' Ice Plant

Ceratonia siliqua: Carob Tree

Cercidium hybrid: Hybrid Palo Verde / 'Desert Museum'

Cercidium microphyllum: Yellow Paloverde

Cercis canadensis var. mexicana: Mexican Redbud

Cereus repandus / (peruvianus): (Peruvian) Apple Cactus

Chilopsis linearis: Desert Willow

Chrysactinia mexicana: Damianita

Citrus japonica: Kumquat

Citrus latifolia: Lime

Citrus limon: Lemon

Citrus paradisi: Grapefruit

Citrus reticulata: Mandarin Orange / Tangerine

Citrus x reticulata: Tangelo / Minneola / Ortanique / Tangor

Citrus sinensis: Sweet Orange

Conoclinium greggii: Gregg's Mistflower

Cordia boissieri: Texas Olive

Cordia parvifolia: Little Leaf Cordia

Cydonia oblonga: Quince .

Dalea capitata: Lemon Dalea

Dalea frutescens: Black Dalea

Dalea pulchra: Indigo Bush

Diospyros kaki: Asian Persimmon

Dodonaea viscosa: Hopbush

Dolichandra unguis-cati: Cats Claw Vine .

Ebenopsis ebano: Texas Ebony

Encelia farinosa: Brittlebush

Epilobium canum: California Fuchsia / Zauschneria

Eremophila glabra: Emu Bush

Eremophila hygrophana: Blue Bells

Eremophila maculata var. maculata: Spotted Emu Bush

Ericameria laricifolia: Turpentine Bush

Erigeron divergens: Spreading Fleabane

Eriobotrya japonica: Loquat

Erythrina flabelliformis: Coralbean

Eschscholzia californica: California Poppy

Eugenia involucrata: Cherry of the Rio Grande

Eugenia selloi: Pitangatuba

Eugenia uniflora: Surinam Cherry

Euphorbia lomelii: Slipper Plant

Euphorbia rigida: Gopher Plant .

Fallugia paradoxa: Apache Plume

Ficus carica: Edible Fig

Fouquieria splendens: Ocotillo

Fraxinus greggii: Littleleaf Ash .

Gazania rigens: Gazania

Glandularia gooddingii: Southwestern Mock Vervain

Glandularia tenera: Moss Verbena

Grewia asiatica: Sherbet Berry .

Hardenbergia violacea: Coral-pea

Hesperaloe parviflora: Red Yucca

Hylocereus species: Dragon Fruit

Hyptis emoryi: Desert Lavender

Inga: Ice Cream Bean

Justicia californica: Chuparosa

Justicia spicigera: Mexican honeysuckle

Calliandra californica: Baja Fairy Duster
Calliandra californica: Baja Fairy Duster
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Lagerstroemia indica: Crape Myrtle

Lantana camara: Lantana

Lantana montevidensis: Trailing Lantana

Larrea tridentata: Creosote Bush

Leucophyllum frutescens: Texas Sage

Lippia graveolens: Mexican Oregano

Litchi chinensis: Lychee

Lobelia laxiflora: Mexican Bush Lobelia

Lonicera x americana: 'Pam's Pink' Honeysuckle / American Woodbine

Lonicera japonica: Japanese Honeysuckle

Lycium barbarum: Goji Berry

Lysiloma watsonii: Feather Bush .

Maclura tricuspidata: Mandarin Melon Berry

Malephora luteola: Rocky Point Ice Plant

Malpighia: Barbados Cherry / Acerola

Malus pumila: Apple

Mangifera indica: Mango

Melampodium leucanthum: Black Foot Daisy

Melicoccus bijugatus: Spanish Lime

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium: Baby Sun Rose

Mirabilis multiflora: Wild Four O'clock / Colorado Four O'clock

Moringa oleifera: Moringa

Morus species: Mulberry

Muntingia calabura: Jamaican Cherry

Musa: Banana

Myrtus communis: Myrtle

Nerium oleander: Oleander .

Oenothera lindheimeri: Lindheimer's Beeblossom / Gaura

Oenothera speciosa: Evening Primrose

Olea europaea: Olive

Olneya tesota: Desert Ironwood.

Parkinsonia florida: Blue Palo Verde

Passiflora: Passionflower / Passion Fruit

Pedilanthus macrocarpus: Slipper Plant

Penstemon baccharifolius: Rock Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus: Beardlip Penstemon

Penstemon eatonii: Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon palmeri: Palmer's Penstemon

Penstemon parryi: Parry's Penstemon

Penstemon pseudospectabilis: Desert Penstemon

Penstemon superbus: Coral Penstemon

Perovskia atriplicifolia: Russian Sage

Persea americana: Avocado

Phoenix dactylifera: True Date Palm

Physalis peruviana: Golden Berry / Cape Gooseberry

Pithecellobium dulce: Guamuchil

Plectranthus amboinicus: Cuban Oregano

Podranea ricasoliana: Pink Trumpet Vine

Poliomintha maderensis: Lavender Spice

Prosopis glandulosa: Honey Mesquite

Prosopis hybrid: Hybrid Mesquite

Prosopis velutina: Velvet Mesquite

Prunus armeniaca: Apricot / Aprium

Prunus avium: Sweet Cherry

Prunus salicina: Plum / Pluot

Prunus ilicifolia: Hollyleaf Cherry

Prunus persica: Peach / Nectarine

Prunus salicifolia: Capulin Cherry

Psidium guajava: Guava

Punica granatum: Pomegranate

Pyracantha coccinea: Scarlet Firethorn

Pyrus pyrifolia: Asian Pear .

Quercus buckleyi: Texas Red Oak .

Rhamnus ilicifolia: Hollyleaf Redberry

Rhus trilobata: Three Leaf Sumac

Rosa banksiae: Lady Banks' Rose

Rubus ursinus: Blackberry / Boysenberry

Rubus idaeus: Red Raspberry

Ruellia peninsularis: Desert Ruellia .

Salvia chamaedryoides: Germander Sage

Salvia clevelandii: Cleveland Sage

Salvia coccinea: Scarlet Sage

Salvia elegans: Pineapple Sage

Salvia farinacea: Mealycup Sage

Salvia greggii: Autumn Sage

Salvia microphylla: Blackcurrent Sage / Littleleaf Sage

Sambucus: Elderberry

Senecio confusus: Mexican Flame Vine

Senna artemisioides: Silver Senna

Senna hirsuta v. glaberrima: Slimpod Senna

Senna wislizeni: Wislizenus' Senna

Simmondsia chinensis: Jojoba

Sophora secundiflora: Texas Mountain Laurel

Sphaeralcea ambigua: Desert Globemallow .

Tagetes lemmonii: Lemmon's Marigold

Tagetes lucida: Mexican Tarragon

Tamarindus indica: Tamarind

Tecoma capensis: Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma stans: Yellow Bells

Tetraneuris acaulis: Angelita Daisy

Teucrium fruticans: Bush Germander

Thymophylla pentachaeta: Golden Dyssodia

Thymus: Thyme .

Ungnadia speciosa: Mexican Buckeye

Vaccinium: Blueberry

Vauquelinia californica: Arizona Rosewood

Verbena rigida: Slender Vervain

Vitis vinifera: Grape

Washingtonia filifera: California Fan Palm

Yucca baccata: Banana Yucca

Zinnia acerosa: Desert Zinnia

Zinnia grandiflora: Rocky Mountain Zinnia

Ziziphus jujuba: Jujube


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