The 51 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
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Last update: 1 January 2009