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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 aneura: Mulga

Acacia angustissima: Prairie Acacia

Acacia (Vachellia) constricta: Whitethorn Acacia

Acacia (Vachellia) farnesiana: Sweet Acacia

Acacia salicina: Cooba / Willow Acacia

Acacia stenophylla: Shoestring Acacia

Acalypha monostachya: Round Copperleaf / Raspberry Fuzzies

Acca sellowiana: Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Actinidia deliciosa: Kiwifruit / Chinese Gooseberry

Agastache rupestris: Threadleaf Giant Hyssop / Licorice Mint

Aloysia gratissima: Whitebrush

Ananas comosus: Pineapple

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii: Wright's Desert Honeysuckle / Flame Honeysuckle

Anisacanthus thurberi: Thurber's Desert Honeysuckle

Antigonon leptopus: Coral Vine / Queen Anne's Wreath

Aptenia cordifolia: Heartleaf Ice Plant / Hearts and Flowers

Aristolochia watsonii: Watson's Dutchman's Pipe / Desert Pipevine

Asclepias linaria: Pineneedle Milkweed

Asclepias subulata: Rush Milkweed / Desert Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa: Butterfly Milkweed

Atriplex canescens: Fourwing Saltbush .

Baileya multiradiata: Desert Marigold

Barkleyanthus salicifolius: Willow Ragwort

Bauhinia lunarioides: Texasplume / Orchid Tree

Berlandiera lyrata: Lyreleaf Greeneyes / Chocolate Flower

Bignonia callistegioides: Lavender Trumpet Vine / Violet Trumpet Vine

Bignonia capreolata: Crossvine

Bougainvillea: Bougainvillea species

Brahea armata: Mexican Blue Palm

Brahea edulis: Guadalupe Palm

Buddleja marrubiifolia: Woolly Butterfly Bush

Butia odorata: Jelly Palm / Pindo Palm .

Caesalpinia gilliesii: Bird-of-Paradise Shrub / Yellow Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia mexicana: Mexican Holdback / Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima: Pride-of-Barbados / Red Bird of Paradise

Callaeum macropterum: Hillyhock / Yellow Orchid Vine

Calliandra californica: Tabardillo / Baja Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla: Fairyduster

Callistemon citrinus: Crimson Bottlebrush / Lemon Bottlebrush

Calylophus hartwegii: Hartweg's Sundrops / Fendler's Sundrops

Campsis x tagliabuana: 'Madame Galen' Trumpet Vine

Carissa macrocarpa: Natal Plum

Casimiroa edulis: White Sapote

Ceanothus greggii: Desert Ceanothus / Wild Lilac

Cephalophyllum alstonii: 'Red Spike' Ice Plant

Ceratonia siliqua: Carob Tree / St John's Bread

Cercis canadensis var. mexicana: Mexican Redbud

Chilopsis linearis: Desert Willow

Chrysactinia mexicana: Damianita

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

Clematis ligusticifolia: Western White Clematis

Conoclinium greggii: Palmleaf Thoroughwort / Gregg's Mistflower

Cordia boissieri: Anacahuita / Mexican Olive

Cordia parvifolia: Small-leaf Geigertree / Little Leaf Cordia

Cydonia oblonga: Quince .

Dalea capitata: Lemon Dalea

Dalea frutescens: Black Prairie Clover / Black Dalea

Dalea pulchra: Santa Catalina Prairie Clover / Indigo Bush

Diospyros kaki: Asian Persimmon

Dodonaea viscosa: Florida Hopbush .

Ebenopsis ebano: Texas Ebony

Encelia farinosa: Brittlebush

Epilobium canum: Hummingbird Trumpet / Zauschneria

Eremophila glabra: Common Emu Bush

Eremophila hygrophana: Blue Emu Bush / Blue Bells

Eremophila maculata var. maculata: Red Eremophila / Valentine 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 uniflora: Surinam Cherry / Brazilian Cherry

Euphorbia lomelii: Slipper Plant / Lady's Slipper

Euphorbia rigida: Gopher Plant .

Fallugia paradoxa: Apache Plume

Ficus carica: Edible Fig

Fortunella: Kumquat

Fouquieria splendens: Ocotillo

Fraxinus greggii: Gregg's Ash / Littleleaf Ash .

Gaura lindheimeri: Lindheimer's Beeblossom / Gaura

Glandularia gooddingii: Southwestern Mock Vervain / Goodding's Verbena

Glandularia pulchella: South American Mock Vervain / Moss Verbena .

Hardenbergia violacea: Coral-pea / Lilac Vine

Hesperaloe parviflora: Redflower False Yucca / Red Yucca

Hyptis emoryi: Desert Lavender .

Justicia californica: Beloperone / Chuparosa

Justicia spicigera: Mohintli / Mexican Honeysuckle

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Lagerstroemia indica: Crape Myrtle

Lantana camara: Lantana

Lantana montevidensis: Trailing Shrubverbena / Trailing Lantana

Larrea tridentata: Creosote Bush

Leucophyllum frutescens: Texas Barometer Bush / Texas Sage

Litchi chinensis: Lychee

Lobelia laxiflora: Sierra Madre lobelia

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

Lonicera japonica: Japanese Honeysuckle / Hall's Honeysuckle

Lycium barbarum: Matrimony Vine / Goji Berry / Chinese Wolfberry

Lysiloma watsonii: Littleleaf False Tamarind / Desert Fern .

Calliandra californica: Baja Fairy Duster
Calliandra californica: Tabardillo / Baja Fairy Duster

Macfadyena unguis-cati: Catclawvine

Malephora luteola: Yellow Trailing Ice Plant / Rocky Point Ice Plant

Malpighia emarginata: Acerola / Barbados Cherry

Malus pumila: Apple

Mangifera indica: Mango



Melampodium leucanthum: Plains Blackfoot / Black Foot Daisy

Mimosa dysocarpa: Velvetpod Mimosa

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

Moringa oleifera: Moringa / Miracle Tree / Horseradish Tree / Drumstick Tree

Morus species: Mulberry

Musa: Banana

Myrtus communis: Common Myrtle

Nerium oleander: Oleander .

Oenothera speciosa: Pinkladies / Mexican Evening Primrose

Olea europaea: Olive

Olneya tesota: Desert Ironwood.

Parkinsonia florida: Blue Palo Verde

Parkinsonia hybrid: Hybrid Palo Verde

Parkinsonia microphylla: Yellow Paloverde / Foothill Palo Verde

Passiflora: Passionflower / Passion Fruit

Pedilanthus macrocarpus: : Slipper Plant / Lady's Slipper

Penstemon baccharifolius: Baccharisleaf Beardtongue / Rock Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus: Beardlip Penstemon

Penstemon eatonii: Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon palmeri: Palmer's Penstemon

Penstemon parryi: Parry's Beardtongue / Parry's Penstemon

Penstemon pseudospectabilis: Desert Penstemon

Penstemon superbus: Superb Beardtongue / Coral Penstemon

Perovskia atriplicifolia: Russian Sage

Persea americana: Avocado

Poliomintha maderensis: Lavender Spice / Mexican Oregano

Prosopis glandulosa: Honey Mesquite

Prosopis hybrid: Hybrid Mesquite / Chilean Mesquite

Prosopis velutina: Velvet Mesquite

Prunus armeniaca: Apricot / Aprium

Prunus avium: Sweet Cherry

Prunus domestica / Prunus salicina: Plum / Pluot

Prunus ilicifolia: Hollyleaf Cherry

Prunus persica: Peach / Nectarine

Psidium guajava: Guava

Psilostrophe cooperi: Whitestem Paperflower

Punica granatum: Pomegranate

Pyrus pyrifolia: Asian Pear .

Quercus buckleyi: Texas Red Oak .

Rhamnus ilicifolia: Hollyleaf Redberry

Rhus trilobata: Skunkbush Sumac / Three Leaf Sumac

Rosa banksiae: Lady Banks' Rose

Rubus ursinus: Blackberry / Boysenberry

Rubus idaeus: Red Raspberry

Ruellia peninsularis: Desert Ruellia .

Salvia chamaedryoides: Germander Sage / Mexican Blue Sage

Salvia clevelandii: Fragrant Sage / Blue Sage

Salvia coccinea: Blood Sage / Scarlet Sage

Salvia elegans: Pineapple Sage

Salvia farinacea: Mealycup Sage

Salvia greggii: Autumn Sage

Salvia microphylla: Baby Sage

Sambucus nigra: Elderberry

Senna artemisioides: Silver Senna / Feathery Cassia

Senna hirsuta v. glaberrima: Woolly Senna / Slimpod Senna

Senna wislizeni: Wislizenus' Senna / Shrubby Senna

Simmondsia chinensis: Jojoba

Sophora secundiflora: Mescal Bean / Texas Mountain Laurel

Sphaeralcea ambigua: Desert Globemallow .

Tagetes lemmonii: Lemmon's Marigold

Tecoma capensis: Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma stans angustata: Yellow Bells

Tetraneuris acaulis: Stemless Four-Nerve Daisy / Angelita Daisy

Teucrium fruticans: Shrubby Germander / Tree Germander

Thymophylla pentachaeta: Fiveneedle Pricklyleaf / Golden Dyssodia

Thymus: Thyme .

Ungnadia speciosa: Mexican Buckeye

Vaccinium: Blueberry

Vauquelinia californica: Arizona Rosewood

Verbena rigida: Tuberous Vervain / Sandpaper Verbena

Vitis vinifera: Wine Grape

Washingtonia filifera: California Fan Palm

Yucca baccata: Banana Yucca

Zinnia acerosa: Desert Zinnia

Zinnia grandiflora: Rocky Mountain Zinnia

Ziziphus jujuba: Jujube / Chinese Date


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