The 51 Most Common Species of the Borrego Desert Sorted by Family

##SHJM FamilyScientific Name(*)Common Name
19FPteridaceaeCheilanthes parryiwoolly lipfern
224SAsteraceaeAmbrosia dumosaburroweed
319SAsteraceaeBebbia juncea var. asperasweetbush
422SAsteraceaeEncelia farinosabrittlebush
521SAsteraceaeHymenoclea salsola var. salsolacheesebush
615AAsteraceaePerityle emoryiEmory's rock-daisy
711AAsteraceaeRafinesquia neomexicanadesert chicory
89AAsteraceaeSenecio mohavensisMojave ragwort
919PAsteraceaeStephanomeria pauciflora var. pauciflorawire-lettuce
109SAsteraceaeTrixis californica var. californicaCalifornia trixis
119SBoraginaceaeTiquilia palmeriPalmer's coldenia
1221ABrassicaceaeBrassica tournefortii*Asian mustard
1312ABrassicaceaeLepidium lasiocarpum var. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grass
1416CCactaceaeFerocactus cylindraceusCalifornia barrel cactus
1517CCactaceaeOpuntia basilaris var. basilarisbeavertail cactus
1611CCactaceaeOpuntia bigeloviiteddy-bear cholla
1712CCactaceaeOpuntia echinocarpasilver cholla
1817CCactaceaeOpuntia ganderiGander's cholla
1910CCactaceaeOpuntia ramosissimapencil cholla
209SChenopodiaceaeAtriplex hymenelytradesert holly
219SChenopodiaceaeAtriplex polycarpacattle saltbush
2222PEuphorbiaceaeChamaesyce polycarpasmall-seeded spurge
2311PEuphorbiaceaeDitaxis lanceolatanarrowleaf ditaxis
2419SFabaceaeAcacia greggiicatclaw
2511AFabaceaeLupinus arizonicusArizona lupine
2610AFabaceaeLupinus concinnusbajada lupine
2710SFabaceaePsorothamnus emoryiEmory's indigo-bush
2823SFabaceaePsorothamnus schottiiindigo bush
2913TFabaceaePsorothamnus spinosussmoke tree
3022SFouquieriaceaeFouquieria splendens ssp. splendensocotillo
3110AGeraniaceaeErodium cicutarium*redstem filaree
3211AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia crenulata var. ambiguaheliotrope phacelia
3312AHydrophyllaceaePhacelia distanscommon phacelia
3418SKrameriaceaeKrameria grayiwhite rhatany
3519SLamiaceaeHyptis emoryidesert-lavender
3610ALamiaceaeSalvia columbariaechia
3711ALoasaceaeMentzelia involucratabracted blazing star
3811SLoasaceaePetalonyx thurberi ssp. thurberiThurber's sandpaper-plant
3911PMalvaceaeHibiscus denudatusrock hibiscus
4011PNyctaginaceaeMirabilis bigelovii var. retrorsawishbone plant
4114AOnagraceaeCamissonia boothii ssp. condensataBooth's evening primrose
4221AOnagraceaeCamissonia californicaCalifornia suncup
4313AOnagraceaeCamissonia claviformis ssp. peirsoniibrown-eyed primrose
4417APlantaginaceaePlantago ovatadesert plantain
4514APolygonaceaeChorizanthe brevicornu var. brevicornubrittle spineflower
4617PPolygonaceaeEriogonum inflatumdesert trumpet
4714PViscaceaePhoradendron californicumdesert mistletoe
4812SZygophyllaceaeFagonia laevisCalifornia fagonia
4924SZygophyllaceaeLarrea tridentatacreosote bush
5021PPoaceaePleuraphis rigidabig galleta
5113APoaceaeSchismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus
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