The 172 Most Common Species of the Borrego Desert Sorted by Family

##SHJM FamilyScientific Name(*)Common Name
19FPteridaceaeCheilanthes parryiwoolly lipfern
23FPteridaceaeNotholaena californicaCalifornia cloak fern
34FSelaginellaceaeSelaginella eremophiladesert spike-moss
43SEphedraceaeEphedra californicadesert tea
53SEphedraceaeEphedra nevadensisNevada ephedra
68SAcanthaceaeJusticia californicachuparosa
73AAmaranthaceaeAmaranthus fimbriatusfringed amaranth
84PAmaranthaceaeTidestromia oblongifoliaArizona honeysweet
94PAsclepiadaceaeAsclepias subulatarush milkweed
104PAsclepiadaceaeSarcostemma cynanchoides ssp. hartwegiiclimbing milkweed
113PAsclepiadaceaeSarcostemma hirtellumrambling milkweed
128PAsteraceaeAdenophyllum porophylloidesSan Felipe dogweed
1324SAsteraceaeAmbrosia dumosaburroweed
143SAsteraceaeBaccharis salicifoliamule fat
1519SAsteraceaeBebbia juncea var. asperasweetbush
164SAsteraceaeBrickellia desertorumdesert brickellia
176AAsteraceaeChaenactis carphoclinia var. carphocliniapebble pincushion
188AAsteraceaeChaenactis fremontiiFremont pincushion
195AAsteraceaeDicoria canescensdesert dicoria
2022SAsteraceaeEncelia farinosabrittlebush
217SAsteraceaeEncelia frutescensbutton encelia
224SAsteraceaeEricameria brachylepisboundary goldenbush
233AAsteraceaeFilago californicaCalifornia filago
243AAsteraceaeGnaphalium luteo-album*common cudweed
2521SAsteraceaeHymenoclea salsola var. salsolacheesebush
265SAsteraceaeIsocoma acradenia var. acradeniaalkali goldenbush
273AAsteraceaeLactuca serriola*prickly lettuce
287AAsteraceaeMalacothrix glabratadesert dandelion
293AAsteraceaeMonoptilon bellioidesdesert star
307AAsteraceaePalafoxia arida var. aridadesert needle
313AAsteraceaePectis papposa var. papposachinch-weed
3215AAsteraceaePerityle emoryiEmory's rock-daisy
333SAsteraceaePeucephyllum schottiipygmy-cedar
346SAsteraceaePleurocoronis plurisetaarrow-leaf
354SAsteraceaePluchea sericeaarrow-weed
3611AAsteraceaeRafinesquia neomexicanadesert chicory
379AAsteraceaeSenecio mohavensisMojave ragwort
384AAsteraceaeSonchus oleraceus*sow thistle
3919PAsteraceaeStephanomeria pauciflora var. pauciflorawire-lettuce
409SAsteraceaeTrixis californica var. californicaCalifornia trixis
413AAsteraceaeUropappus lindleyisilver puffs
426SAsteraceaeViguiera parishiiParish's viguiera
433SAsteraceaeXylorhiza orcuttiiOrcutt's woody-aster
444SBignoniaceaeChilopsis linearis ssp. arcuatadesert-willow
455ABoraginaceaeAmsinckia menziesii var. intermediacommon fiddleneck
465ABoraginaceaeCryptantha angustifolianarrow-leaved cryptantha
478ABoraginaceaeCryptantha barbigerabearded cryptantha
487ABoraginaceaeCryptantha maritimaGuadalupe cryptantha
494ABoraginaceaePectocarya heterocarpachuckwalla pectocarya
504ABoraginaceaePectocarya recurvatacurvenut combseed
519SBoraginaceaeTiquilia palmeriPalmer's coldenia
524PBoraginaceaeTiquilia plicataplicate coldenia
5321ABrassicaceaeBrassica tournefortii*Asian mustard
544ABrassicaceaeDescurainia pinnata ssp. glabrasmooth western tansy-mustard
555ABrassicaceaeGuillenia lasiophyllaCalifornia mustard
5612ABrassicaceaeLepidium lasiocarpum var. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grass
573PBrassicaceaeLyrocarpa coulteri var. palmeriCoulter's lyrepod
586ABrassicaceaeSisymbrium irio*London rocket
594ABrassicaceaeSisymbrium orientale*Oriental mustard
605CCactaceaeEchinocereus engelmanniiEngelmann's hedgehog cactus
6116CCactaceaeFerocactus cylindraceusCalifornia barrel cactus
627CCactaceaeMammillaria dioicaCalifornia fish-hook cactus
6317CCactaceaeOpuntia basilaris var. basilarisbeavertail cactus
6411CCactaceaeOpuntia bigeloviiteddy-bear cholla
6512CCactaceaeOpuntia echinocarpasilver cholla
6617CCactaceaeOpuntia ganderiGander's cholla
6710CCactaceaeOpuntia ramosissimapencil cholla
683ACaryophyllaceaeAchyronychia cooperifrost mat
698SChenopodiaceaeAtriplex canescens ssp. canescensfour-wing saltbush
709SChenopodiaceaeAtriplex hymenelytradesert holly
719SChenopodiaceaeAtriplex polycarpacattle saltbush
724AChenopodiaceaeChenopodium murale*nettle-leaved goosefoot
733SChenopodiaceaeSuaeda moquiniibush seepweed
746ACrassulaceaeCrassula connatapygmy-weed
7522PEuphorbiaceaeChamaesyce polycarpasmall-seeded spurge
765PEuphorbiaceaeCroton californicusCalifornia croton
7711PEuphorbiaceaeDitaxis lanceolatanarrowleaf ditaxis
784AEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia erianthabeetle spurge
793PEuphorbiaceaeStillingia linearifolialinear-leaved stillingia
8019SFabaceaeAcacia greggiicatclaw
814TFabaceaeCercidium floridum ssp. floridumblue palo verde
825PFabaceaeDalea mollissimadowny dalea
834PFabaceaeLotus rigidusdesert lotus
845AFabaceaeLotus salsuginosus var. brevivexillusshort-bannered coastal lotus
854PFabaceaeLotus scoparius var. brevialatusshort-winged deerweed
867AFabaceaeLotus strigosusstrigose lotus
8711AFabaceaeLupinus arizonicusArizona lupine
8810AFabaceaeLupinus concinnusbajada lupine
898TFabaceaeProsopis glandulosa var. torreyanahoney mesquite
9010SFabaceaePsorothamnus emoryiEmory's indigo-bush
9123SFabaceaePsorothamnus schottiiindigo bush
9213TFabaceaePsorothamnus spinosussmoke tree
9322SFouquieriaceaeFouquieria splendens ssp. splendensocotillo
9410AGeraniaceaeErodium cicutarium*redstem filaree
953AGeraniaceaeErodium texanumTexas filaree
968AHydrophyllaceaeEmmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflorawhispering bells
973AHydrophyllaceaeEucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. bipinnatifidaeucrypta
983AHydrophyllaceaeNama demissum var. demissumpurple mat
993AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia cicutaria var. hispidacaterpillar phacelia
10011AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia crenulata var. ambiguaheliotrope phacelia
10112AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia distanscommon phacelia
1025AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia minorwild canterbury bells
1036AHydrophyllaceaePholistoma membranaceumwhite fiesta flower
1048SKrameriaceaeKrameria erectaPima rhatany
10518SKrameriaceaeKrameria grayiwhite rhatany
10619SLamiaceaeHyptis emoryidesert-lavender
10710ALamiaceaeSalvia columbariaechia
1087SLamiaceaeSalvia vaseyiVasey's sage
10911ALoasaceaeMentzelia involucratabracted blazing star
11011SLoasaceaePetalonyx thurberi ssp. thurberiThurber's sandpaper-plant
11111PMalvaceaeHibiscus denudatusrock hibiscus
1127PMalvaceaeHorsfordia newberryiNewberry's velvet mallow
1136PMalvaceaeSphaeralcea ambigua var. ambiguaapricot mallow
1147PNyctaginaceaeAllionia incarnatatrailing four o'clock
1154ANyctaginaceaeBoerhavia intermediafivewing spiderling
11611PNyctaginaceaeMirabilis bigelovii var. retrorsawishbone plant
11714AOnagraceaeCamissonia boothii ssp. condensataBooth's evening primrose
11821AOnagraceaeCamissonia californicaCalifornia suncup
1194AOnagraceaeCamissonia cardiophylla ssp. cardiophyllaheartleaf sun-cup
12013AOnagraceaeCamissonia claviformis ssp. peirsoniibrown-eyed primrose
1213AOnagraceaeCamissonia pallida ssp. pallidapale sun-cup
1227AOnagraceaeOenothera deltoides ssp. deltoidesdune primrose
1238APapaveraceaeEschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutiflorasmall-flowered poppy
1247APapaveraceaeEschscholzia parishiiParish's poppy
12517APlantaginaceaePlantago ovatadesert plantain
1263APolemoniaceaeEriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicumdesert woolly-star
1277APolemoniaceaeGilia stellatastar gilia
1286APolemoniaceaeLoeseliastrum schottiiSchott's calico
12914APolygonaceaeChorizanthe brevicornu var. brevicornubrittle spineflower
1308APolygonaceaeChorizanthe rigidadevil's spineflower
1313APolygonaceaeEriogonum deflexum var. deflexumflat-topped buckwheat
1326SPolygonaceaeEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumCalifornia buckwheat
13317PPolygonaceaeEriogonum inflatumdesert trumpet
1348APolygonaceaeEriogonum thomasiiThomas' buckwheat
1353APolygonaceaeEriogonum trichopeslittle desert trumpet
1364SPolygonaceaeEriogonum wrightii var. nodosumWright's buckwheat
1377APolygonaceaePterostegia drymarioidesthreadstem
1385APortulacaceaeCalyptridium monandrumsand cress
1393PRafflesiaceaePilostyles thurberiThurber's pilostyles
1405PRanunculaceaeDelphinium parishii ssp. subglobosumintermediate larkspur
1414SRubiaceaeGalium stellatum var. eremicumstar-flowered bedstraw
1424TSalicaceaeSalix exiguanarrowleaf willow
1433AScrophulariaceaeAntirrhinum filipesdesert twining snapdragon
1445AScrophulariaceaeMimulus bigelovii var. bigeloviiBigelow's monkeyflower
1453AScrophulariaceaeMohavea confertifloraghost flower
1463PScrophulariaceaeVeronica anagallis-aquatica*water speedwell
1475SSimmondsiaceaeSimmondsia chinensisjojoba
1488ASolanaceaeDatura discolordesert thornapple
1494PSolanaceaeDatura wrightiisacred datura
1505PSolanaceaeNicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobacco
1517ASolanaceaePhysalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry
1524PSterculiaceaeAyenia compactaayenia
1535AUrticaceaeParietaria hespera var. hesperapellitory
15414PViscaceaePhoradendron californicumdesert mistletoe
15512SZygophyllaceaeFagonia laevisCalifornia fagonia
15624SZygophyllaceaeLarrea tridentatacreosote bush
1573TArecaceaeWashingtonia filiferaCalifornia fan palm
1583PJuncaceaeJuncus xiphioidesiris-leaved rush
1598SLiliaceaeAgave desertidesert agave
1607PLiliaceaeHesperocallis undulatadesert lily
1613PLiliaceaeMuilla maritimamuilla
1624APoaceaeAristida adscensionissix-weeks three-awn
1634PPoaceaeAristida purpureapurple three-awn
1643PPoaceaeAristida purpurea var. nealleyiNealley three-awn
1653APoaceaeBouteloua aristidoides var. aristidoidesneedle grama
1667APoaceaeBromus madritensis ssp. rubens*red brome
1674PPoaceaeCynodon dactylon*Bermuda grass
1685PPoaceaePennisetum setaceum*fountain grass
16921PPoaceaePleuraphis rigidabig galleta
1703APoaceaePolypogon monspeliensis*rabbits-foot grass
17113APoaceaeSchismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus
1723APoaceaeVulpia bromoides*brome fescue
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