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

##SHJM FamilyScientific Name(*)Common Name
124SAsteraceaeAmbrosia dumosaburroweed
224SZygophyllaceaeLarrea tridentatacreosote bush
323SFabaceaePsorothamnus schottiiindigo bush
422SAsteraceaeEncelia farinosabrittlebush
522PEuphorbiaceaeChamaesyce polycarpasmall-seeded spurge
622SFouquieriaceaeFouquieria splendens ssp. splendensocotillo
721SAsteraceaeHymenoclea salsola var. salsolacheesebush
821ABrassicaceaeBrassica tournefortii*Asian mustard
921AOnagraceaeCamissonia californicaCalifornia suncup
1021PPoaceaePleuraphis rigidabig galleta
1119SAsteraceaeBebbia juncea var. asperasweetbush
1219PAsteraceaeStephanomeria pauciflora var. pauciflorawire-lettuce
1319SFabaceaeAcacia greggiicatclaw
1419SLamiaceaeHyptis emoryidesert-lavender
1518SKrameriaceaeKrameria grayiwhite rhatany
1617CCactaceaeOpuntia basilaris var. basilarisbeavertail cactus
1717CCactaceaeOpuntia ganderiGander's cholla
1817APlantaginaceaePlantago ovatadesert plantain
1917PPolygonaceaeEriogonum inflatumdesert trumpet
2016CCactaceaeFerocactus cylindraceusCalifornia barrel cactus
2115AAsteraceaePerityle emoryiEmory's rock-daisy
2214AOnagraceaeCamissonia boothii ssp. condensataBooth's evening primrose
2314APolygonaceaeChorizanthe brevicornu var. brevicornubrittle spineflower
2414PViscaceaePhoradendron californicumdesert mistletoe
2513TFabaceaePsorothamnus spinosussmoke tree
2613AOnagraceaeCamissonia claviformis ssp. peirsoniibrown-eyed primrose
2713APoaceaeSchismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus
2812ABrassicaceaeLepidium lasiocarpum var. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grass
2912CCactaceaeOpuntia echinocarpasilver cholla
3012AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia distanscommon phacelia
3112SZygophyllaceaeFagonia laevisCalifornia fagonia
3211AAsteraceaeRafinesquia neomexicanadesert chicory
3311CCactaceaeOpuntia bigeloviiteddy-bear cholla
3411PEuphorbiaceaeDitaxis lanceolatanarrowleaf ditaxis
3511AFabaceaeLupinus arizonicusArizona lupine
3611AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia crenulata var. ambiguaheliotrope phacelia
3711ALoasaceaeMentzelia involucratabracted blazing star
3811SLoasaceaePetalonyx thurberi ssp. thurberiThurber's sandpaper-plant
3911PMalvaceaeHibiscus denudatusrock hibiscus
4011PNyctaginaceaeMirabilis bigelovii var. retrorsawishbone plant
4110CCactaceaeOpuntia ramosissimapencil cholla
4210AFabaceaeLupinus concinnusbajada lupine
4310SFabaceaePsorothamnus emoryiEmory's indigo-bush
4410AGeraniaceaeErodium cicutarium*redstem filaree
4510ALamiaceaeSalvia columbariaechia
469AAsteraceaeSenecio mohavensisMojave ragwort
479SAsteraceaeTrixis californica var. californicaCalifornia trixis
489SBoraginaceaeTiquilia palmeriPalmer's coldenia
499SChenopodiaceaeAtriplex hymenelytradesert holly
509SChenopodiaceaeAtriplex polycarpacattle saltbush
519FPteridaceaeCheilanthes parryiwoolly lipfern
528SAcanthaceaeJusticia californicachuparosa
538PAsteraceaeAdenophyllum porophylloidesSan Felipe dogweed
548AAsteraceaeChaenactis fremontiiFremont pincushion
558ABoraginaceaeCryptantha barbigerabearded cryptantha
568SChenopodiaceaeAtriplex canescens ssp. canescensfour-wing saltbush
578TFabaceaeProsopis glandulosa var. torreyanahoney mesquite
588AHydrophyllaceaeEmmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflorawhispering bells
598SKrameriaceaeKrameria erectaPima rhatany
608SLiliaceaeAgave desertidesert agave
618APapaveraceaeEschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutiflorasmall-flowered poppy
628APolygonaceaeChorizanthe rigidadevil's spineflower
638APolygonaceaeEriogonum thomasiiThomas' buckwheat
648ASolanaceaeDatura discolordesert thornapple
657SAsteraceaeEncelia frutescensbutton encelia
667AAsteraceaeMalacothrix glabratadesert dandelion
677AAsteraceaePalafoxia arida var. aridadesert needle
687ABoraginaceaeCryptantha maritimaGuadalupe cryptantha
697CCactaceaeMammillaria dioicaCalifornia fish-hook cactus
707AFabaceaeLotus strigosusstrigose lotus
717SLamiaceaeSalvia vaseyiVasey's sage
727PLiliaceaeHesperocallis undulatadesert lily
737PMalvaceaeHorsfordia newberryiNewberry's velvet mallow
747PNyctaginaceaeAllionia incarnatatrailing four o'clock
757AOnagraceaeOenothera deltoides ssp. deltoidesdune primrose
767APapaveraceaeEschscholzia parishiiParish's poppy
777APoaceaeBromus madritensis ssp. rubens*red brome
787APolemoniaceaeGilia stellatastar gilia
797APolygonaceaePterostegia drymarioidesthreadstem
807ASolanaceaePhysalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry
816AAsteraceaeChaenactis carphoclinia var. carphocliniapebble pincushion
826SAsteraceaePleurocoronis plurisetaarrow-leaf
836SAsteraceaeViguiera parishiiParish's viguiera
846ABrassicaceaeSisymbrium irio*London rocket
856ACrassulaceaeCrassula connatapygmy-weed
866AHydrophyllaceaePholistoma membranaceumwhite fiesta flower
876PMalvaceaeSphaeralcea ambigua var. ambiguaapricot mallow
886APolemoniaceaeLoeseliastrum schottiiSchott's calico
896SPolygonaceaeEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumCalifornia buckwheat
905AAsteraceaeDicoria canescensdesert dicoria
915SAsteraceaeIsocoma acradenia var. acradeniaalkali goldenbush
925ABoraginaceaeAmsinckia menziesii var. intermediacommon fiddleneck
935ABoraginaceaeCryptantha angustifolianarrow-leaved cryptantha
945ABrassicaceaeGuillenia lasiophyllaCalifornia mustard
955CCactaceaeEchinocereus engelmanniiEngelmann's hedgehog cactus
965PEuphorbiaceaeCroton californicusCalifornia croton
975PFabaceaeDalea mollissimadowny dalea
985AFabaceaeLotus salsuginosus var. brevivexillusshort-bannered coastal lotus
995AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia minorwild canterbury bells
1005PPoaceaePennisetum setaceum*fountain grass
1015APortulacaceaeCalyptridium monandrumsand cress
1025PRanunculaceaeDelphinium parishii ssp. subglobosumintermediate larkspur
1035AScrophulariaceaeMimulus bigelovii var. bigeloviiBigelow's monkeyflower
1045SSimmondsiaceaeSimmondsia chinensisjojoba
1055PSolanaceaeNicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobacco
1065AUrticaceaeParietaria hespera var. hesperapellitory
1074PAmaranthaceaeTidestromia oblongifoliaArizona honeysweet
1084PAsclepiadaceaeAsclepias subulatarush milkweed
1094PAsclepiadaceaeSarcostemma cynanchoides ssp. hartwegiiclimbing milkweed
1104SAsteraceaeBrickellia desertorumdesert brickellia
1114SAsteraceaeEricameria brachylepisboundary goldenbush
1124SAsteraceaePluchea sericeaarrow-weed
1134AAsteraceaeSonchus oleraceus*sow thistle
1144SBignoniaceaeChilopsis linearis ssp. arcuatadesert-willow
1154ABoraginaceaePectocarya heterocarpachuckwalla pectocarya
1164ABoraginaceaePectocarya recurvatacurvenut combseed
1174PBoraginaceaeTiquilia plicataplicate coldenia
1184ABrassicaceaeDescurainia pinnata ssp. glabrasmooth western tansy-mustard
1194ABrassicaceaeSisymbrium orientale*Oriental mustard
1204AChenopodiaceaeChenopodium murale*nettle-leaved goosefoot
1214AEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia erianthabeetle spurge
1224TFabaceaeCercidium floridum ssp. floridumblue palo verde
1234PFabaceaeLotus rigidusdesert lotus
1244PFabaceaeLotus scoparius var. brevialatusshort-winged deerweed
1254ANyctaginaceaeBoerhavia intermediafivewing spiderling
1264AOnagraceaeCamissonia cardiophylla ssp. cardiophyllaheartleaf sun-cup
1274APoaceaeAristida adscensionissix-weeks three-awn
1284PPoaceaeAristida purpureapurple three-awn
1294PPoaceaeCynodon dactylon*Bermuda grass
1304SPolygonaceaeEriogonum wrightii var. nodosumWright's buckwheat
1314SRubiaceaeGalium stellatum var. eremicumstar-flowered bedstraw
1324TSalicaceaeSalix exiguanarrowleaf willow
1334FSelaginellaceaeSelaginella eremophiladesert spike-moss
1344PSolanaceaeDatura wrightiisacred datura
1354PSterculiaceaeAyenia compactaayenia
1363AAmaranthaceaeAmaranthus fimbriatusfringed amaranth
1373TArecaceaeWashingtonia filiferaCalifornia fan palm
1383PAsclepiadaceaeSarcostemma hirtellumrambling milkweed
1393SAsteraceaeBaccharis salicifoliamule fat
1403AAsteraceaeFilago californicaCalifornia filago
1413AAsteraceaeGnaphalium luteo-album*common cudweed
1423AAsteraceaeLactuca serriola*prickly lettuce
1433AAsteraceaeMonoptilon bellioidesdesert star
1443AAsteraceaePectis papposa var. papposachinch-weed
1453SAsteraceaePeucephyllum schottiipygmy-cedar
1463AAsteraceaeUropappus lindleyisilver puffs
1473SAsteraceaeXylorhiza orcuttiiOrcutt's woody-aster
1483PBrassicaceaeLyrocarpa coulteri var. palmeriCoulter's lyrepod
1493ACaryophyllaceaeAchyronychia cooperifrost mat
1503SChenopodiaceaeSuaeda moquiniibush seepweed
1513SEphedraceaeEphedra californicadesert tea
1523SEphedraceaeEphedra nevadensisNevada ephedra
1533PEuphorbiaceaeStillingia linearifolialinear-leaved stillingia
1543AGeraniaceaeErodium texanumTexas filaree
1553AHydrophyllaceaeEucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. bipinnatifidaeucrypta
1563AHydrophyllaceaeNama demissum var. demissumpurple mat
1573AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia cicutaria var. hispidacaterpillar phacelia
1583PJuncaceaeJuncus xiphioidesiris-leaved rush
1593PLiliaceaeMuilla maritimamuilla
1603AOnagraceaeCamissonia pallida ssp. pallidapale sun-cup
1613PPoaceaeAristida purpurea var. nealleyiNealley three-awn
1623APoaceaeBouteloua aristidoides var. aristidoidesneedle grama
1633APoaceaePolypogon monspeliensis*rabbits-foot grass
1643APoaceaeVulpia bromoides*brome fescue
1653APolemoniaceaeEriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicumdesert woolly-star
1663APolygonaceaeEriogonum deflexum var. deflexumflat-topped buckwheat
1673APolygonaceaeEriogonum trichopeslittle desert trumpet
1683FPteridaceaeNotholaena californicaCalifornia cloak fern
1693PRafflesiaceaePilostyles thurberiThurber's pilostyles
1703AScrophulariaceaeAntirrhinum filipesdesert twining snapdragon
1713AScrophulariaceaeMohavea confertifloraghost flower
1723PScrophulariaceaeVeronica anagallis-aquatica*water speedwell
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