Flora of Borrego Springs Desert Floor Area


Introduction
Checklist


Introduction

This flora is for the Desert Floor in the Borrego Springs area, especially the areas along the roads that people drive in the Borrego Springs area to look for wildflowers. It includes Borrego Springs itself and the flattish areas surrounding it, such as along Coyote Creek Wash at the end of Di Giorgio Road and upstream; Henderson Canyon Road; the Visitor Center area up to the base of the mountains to the west; the Hellhole Canyon alluvial fan area up to the base of the surrounding mountains, etc. It does not include any species that are found only on the slopes above these flat areas; only in the Badlands or Borrego Mountain; etc.

See also Desert Floor Survey on 14 March 2017 to see which species were found at the locations surveyed on that day.

Checklist for Borrego Springs Desert Floor Area

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An asterisk before the common name indicates a non-native species.

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#FamScientific Name(*)Common Name
Ferns
1PteCheilanthes parryiwoolly lipfern
2PteNotholaena californica ssp. californicaCalifornia cloak fern
Gymnosperms
3EphEphedra californicadesert tea
Eudicots
4AcaCarlowrightia arizonicaArizona carlowrightia
5AcaJusticia californicachuparosa
6AizTrianthema portulacastrumhorse-purslane
7AmaAmaranthus albus*tumble pigweed
8AmaAmaranthus blitoides*mat amaranth
9AmaAmaranthus fimbriatusfringed amaranth
10AmaTidestromia suffruticosa var. oblongifoliaArizona honeysweet
11ApiSpermolepis infernensisHellhole Canyon spermolepis
12ApiSpermolepis lateriflorabristly spermolepis
13ApoAsclepias subulatarush milkweed
14ApoFunastrum cynanchoides var. hartwegiiclimbing milkweed
15ApoPilostyles thurberiThurber's pilostyles
16AstAdenophyllum porophylloidesSan Felipe dogweed
17AstAmbrosia acanthicarpabur-ragweed
18AstAmbrosia dumosaburroweed
19AstAmbrosia salsola var. salsolacheesebush
20AstBaccharis salicifolia ssp. salicifoliamule fat
21AstBahiopsis parishiiParish's viguiera
22AstBaileya multiradiatadesert marigold
23AstBaileya pauciradiataColorado Desert marigold
24AstBebbia juncea var. asperasweetbush
25AstCalycoseris parryiyellow tackstem
26AstCalycoseris wrightiiwhite tackstem
27AstChaenactis artemisiifoliameally white pincushion
28AstChaenactis carphoclinia var. carphocliniapebble pincushion
29AstChaenactis fremontiiFremont pincushion
30AstChaenactis stevioidesdesert pincushion
31AstDicoria canescensdesert dicoria
32AstEncelia farinosabrittlebush
33AstEncelia frutescensbutton encelia
34AstErigeron bonariensis*little horseweed
35AstEriophyllum wallacei var. wallaceiWallace's woolly daisy
36AstGeraea canescenshairy desert-sunflower
37AstHelianthus petiolaris ssp. canescensgray desert sunflower
38AstHeterotheca grandifloratelegraph weed
39AstIsocoma acradenia var. eremophilatoothed-leaved alkali goldenbush
40AstLactuca serriola*prickly lettuce
41AstLogfia arizonicaArizona herba impia
42AstLogfia depressadwarf filago
43AstLogfia filaginoidesCalifornia filago
44AstMalacothrix glabratadesert dandelion
45AstMonoptilon bellioidesdesert star
46AstPalafoxia arida var. aridaSpanish needle
47AstPectis papposa var. papposachinch-weed
48AstPerityle emoryiEmory's rock-daisy
49AstPeucephyllum schottiipygmy-cedar
50AstPleurocoronis plurisetaarrow-leaf
51AstPluchea sericeaarrow-weed
52AstPseudognaphalium luteoalbum*common cudweed
53AstRafinesquia neomexicanadesert chicory
54AstSenecio mohavensisMojave ragwort
55AstSonchus oleraceus*sow thistle
56AstStephanomeria exigua ssp. exiguaslender wreathplant
57AstStephanomeria pauciflorawire-lettuce
58AstStylocline gnaphaloideseverlasting nest-straw
59AstStylocline micropoidesdesert nest straw
60AstTrichoptilium incisumyellow-head
61AstTrixis californica var. californicaCalifornia trixis
62AstUropappus lindleyisilver puffs
63AstVolutaria tubuliflora*Mediterranean desert knapweed
64BigChilopsis linearis ssp. arcuatadesert-willow
65BorAmsinckia intermediacommon fiddleneck
66BorAmsinckia tessellata var. tessellatabristly fiddleneck
67BorCryptantha angustifolianarrow-leaved cryptantha
68BorCryptantha barbigera var. barbigerabearded cryptantha
69BorCryptantha barbigera var. fergusoniaeSanta Rosa Mountain bearded cryptantha
70BorCryptantha costataribbed cryptantha
71BorCryptantha decipiensgravel cryptantha
72BorCryptantha ganderiGander's cryptantha
73BorCryptantha intermedia var. intermediapopcorn flower
74BorCryptantha maritimaGuadalupe cryptantha
75BorCryptantha micrantha var. micranthared-root cryptantha
76BorCryptantha muricataprickly cryptantha
77BorCryptantha nevadensis var. nevadensisNevada cryptantha
78BorCryptantha pterocaryawing-nut cryptantha
79BorCryptantha racemosabushy cryptantha
80BorEmmenanthe penduliflora var. penduliflorawhispering bells
81BorEucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. bipinnatifidaeucrypta
82BorEucrypta micranthadesert eucrypta
83BorNama demissa var. demissapurple mat
84BorPectocarya heterocarpachuckwalla pectocarya
85BorPectocarya peninsularisBaja pectocarya
86BorPectocarya platycarpabroad-fruited combseed
87BorPectocarya recurvatacurvenut combseed
88BorPhacelia brachylobashort-lobed phacelia
89BorPhacelia crenulata var. ambiguaheliotrope phacelia
90BorPhacelia crenulata var. minutifloralittle-flowered heliotrope phacelia
91BorPhacelia distanscommon phacelia
92BorPhacelia ivesianaIves' phacelia
93BorPhacelia minorwild canterbury bells
94BorPhacelia pedicellatapedicellate phacelia
95BorPholistoma membranaceumwhite fiesta flower
96BorTiquilia palmeriPalmer's coldenia
97BorTiquilia plicataplicate coldenia
98BraBrassica tournefortii*Sahara mustard
99BraCaulanthus cooperiCooper's jewel-flower
100BraCaulanthus halliiHall's caulanthus
101BraCaulanthus lasiophyllusCalifornia mustard
102BraDescurainia pinnatawestern tansy-mustard
103BraDithyrea californicaspectacle-pod
104BraDraba cuneifoliawedge-leaved draba
105BraHirschfeldia incana*shortpod mustard
106BraLepidium lasiocarpum ssp. lasiocarpumhairy-podded pepper-grass
107BraLobularia maritima*sweet alyssum
108BraLyrocarpa coulteriCoulter's lyrepod
109BraNasturtium officinalewater cress
110BraSisymbrium irio*London rocket
111BraSisymbrium orientale*Oriental mustard
112BraStreptanthella longirostrislongbeak streptanthella
113BraThysanocarpus curvipesfringe-pod
114CacCylindropuntia bigeloviiteddy-bear cholla
115CacCylindropuntia echinocarpasilver cholla
116CacCylindropuntia ganderiGander's cholla
117CacCylindropuntia ramosissimapencil cholla
118CacEchinocereus engelmanniiEngelmann's hedgehog cactus
119CacFerocactus cylindraceusCalifornia barrel cactus
120CacMammillaria dioicaCalifornia fish-hook cactus
121CacOpuntia basilaris var. basilarisbeavertail cactus
122CamNemacladus glanduliferusglandular nemacladus
123CamNemacladus rubescensdesert nemacladus
124CarAchyronychia cooperifrost mat
125CarLoeflingia squarrosaspreading loeflingia
126CheAtriplex canescens var. laciniataCaleb saltbush
127CheAtriplex polycarpacattle saltbush
128CheChenopodium murale*nettle-leaved goosefoot
129CheChenopodium pratericolameadow goosefoot
130CheMonolepis nuttallianaNuttall's poverty weed
131CheSalsola paulsenii*Paulsen's Russian thistle
132CheSalsola tragus*Russian thistle
133CheSuaeda nigrabush seepweed
134ClePeritoma arboreabladderpod
135ClePeritoma arborea var. angustatadesert bladderpod
136ConCuscuta californica var. papillosapapillate dodder
137ConCuscuta denticulatadesert dodder
138CraCrassula connatapygmy-weed
139CroCrossosoma bigeloviirock crossosoma
140CucCucurbita palmatacoyote melon
141EupChamaesyce arizonicaArizona spurge
142EupChamaesyce micromeraSonoran spurge
143EupChamaesyce polycarpasmall-seeded spurge
144EupChamaesyce setilobastarfish (Yuma) spurge
145EupCroton californicusCalifornia croton
146EupDitaxis lanceolatanarrowleaf ditaxis
147EupDitaxis neomexicanaNew Mexico ditaxis
148EupEuphorbia erianthabeetle spurge
149EupStillingia linearifolialinear-leaved stillingia
150EupStillingia spinulosaannual stillingia
151FabAcmispon maritimus var. brevivexillusshort-bannered coastal lotus
152FabAcmispon rigidusdesert lotus
153FabAcmispon strigosusstrigose lotus
154FabAstragalus aridusannual desert milk-vetch
155FabAstragalus crotalariaeSalton milk-vetch
156FabAstragalus didymocarpus var. dispermusdwarf white milk-vetch
157FabAstragalus lentiginosus var. borreganusBorrego milk-vetch
158FabAstragalus nuttallianus var. cedrosensisCedros milk-vetch
159FabAstragalus palmeriPalmer's milk-vetch
160FabDalea mollissilky dalea
161FabDalea mollissimadowny dalea
162FabLupinus arizonicusArizona lupine
163FabLupinus bicolordwarf lupine
164FabLupinus concinnusbajada lupine
165FabLupinus microcarpus var. densifloruschick lupine
166FabLupinus microcarpus var. microcarpuschick lupine
167FabLupinus shockleyidesert lupine
168FabLupinus sparsiflorusCoulter's lupine
169FabMelilotus indicus*sourclover
170FabOlneya tesotaironwood
171FabParkinsonia floridablue palo verde
172FabProsopis glandulosa var. torreyanahoney mesquite
173FabPsorothamnus emoryiEmory's indigo-bush
174FabPsorothamnus schottiiindigo bush
175FabPsorothamnus spinosussmoke tree
176FabSenna armataspiny senna
177FouFouquieria splendens ssp. splendensocotillo
178GerErodium cicutarium*redstem filaree
179GerErodium texanumTexas filaree
180KraKrameria bicolorwhite rhatany
181KraKrameria erectaPima rhatany
182LamHyptis emoryidesert-lavender
183LamSalvia columbariaechia
184LoaMentzelia affinisyellow blazing star
185LoaMentzelia albicauliswhite-stemmed blazing star
186LoaMentzelia involucratabracted blazing star
187LoaPetalonyx thurberi ssp. thurberiThurber's sandpaper-plant
188MalAyenia compactaayenia
189MalEremalche exiliswhite mallow
190MalEremalche rotundifoliadesert five-spot
191MalHibiscus denudatusrock hibiscus
192MalMalva parviflora*cheeseweed
193MalSphaeralcea ambigua var. ambiguaapricot mallow
194MolMollugo cerviana*carpet-weed
195MonCalyptridium monandrumsand cress
196NycAbronia villosa var. villosahairy sand-verbena
197NycAllionia incarnatatrailing four o'clock
198NycAllionia incarnata var. incarnatasmall-flowered trailing four o'clock
199NycBoerhavia triquetra var. intermediafivewing spiderling
200NycMirabilis laevis var. retrorsaBigelow's desert four-o'clock
201OnaCamissoniopsis pallida ssp. pallidapale suncup
202OnaChylismia cardiophylla ssp. cardiophyllaheartleaf suncup
203OnaChylismia claviformis ssp. peirsoniibrown-eyed primrose
204OnaEremothera boothii ssp. condensataBooth's evening primrose
205OnaEremothera chamaenerioideslong-fruit suncup
206OnaEulobus californicusCalifornia suncup
207OnaOenothera deltoides ssp. deltoidesdune primrose
208OroOrobanche cooperiCooper's broomrape
209PapArgemone munitaprickly poppy
210PapEschscholzia minutiflora ssp. minutiflorasmall-flowered poppy
211PapEschscholzia parishiiParish's poppy
212PhrMimulus bigelovii var. bigeloviiBigelow's monkeyflower
213PlaAntirrhinum coulterianumCoulter's snapdragon
214PlaAntirrhinum filipesdesert twining snapdragon
215PlaLinaria maroccana*Moroccan toad-flax
216PlaMohavea confertifloraghost flower
217PlaPlantago ovatadesert plantain
218PolAliciella latifolia ssp. latifoliabroad-leaf gilia
219PolEriastrum diffusumminiature woolly-star
220PolEriastrum eremicum ssp. eremicumdesert woolly-star
221PolEriastrum harwoodiiHarwood's woolly-star
222PolGilia scopulorumrock gilia
223PolGilia stellatastar gilia
224PolLangloisia setosissima ssp. setosissimabristly langloisia
225PolLinanthus jonesiiJones' linanthus
226PolLoeseliastrum matthewsiidesert calico
227PolLoeseliastrum schottiiSchott's calico
228PolSaltugilia australissouthern gilia
229PolChorizanthe brevicornu var. brevicornubrittle spineflower
230PolChorizanthe rigidadevil's spineflower
231PolEriogonum fasciculatum var. polifoliumCalifornia buckwheat
232PolEriogonum inflatumdesert trumpet
233PolEriogonum thomasiiThomas' buckwheat
234PolEriogonum trichopeslittle desert trumpet
235PolPterostegia drymarioidesthreadstem
236ResOligomeris linifolialineleaf whitepuff
237RubGalium stellatumstar-flowered bedstraw
238SalSalix exigua var. exiguanarrowleaf willow
239SimSimmondsia chinensisjojoba
240SolDatura discolordesert thornapple
241SolDatura wrightiisacred datura
242SolLycium andersoniiAnderson's boxthorn
243SolLycium brevipes var. brevipesdesert boxthorn
244SolLycium fremontiiFremont's boxthorn
245SolNicotiana obtusifoliadesert tobacco
246SolPhysalis crassifoliathick-leaved ground cherry
247SolSolanum elaeagnifolium*horse-nettle
248TamTamarix aphylla*athel
249TamTamarix ramosissima*saltcedar
250UrtParietaria hespera var. hesperapellitory
251VisPhoradendron californicumdesert mistletoe
252ZygFagonia laevisCalifornia fagonia
253ZygKallstroemia californicaCalifornia caltrop
254ZygLarrea tridentatacreosote bush
255ZygTribulus terrestris*puncture-vine
Monocots
256AgaAgave deserti var. desertidesert agave
257AgaHesperocallis undulatadesert lily
258PoaAristida adscensionissix-weeks three-awn
259PoaAristida purpureapurple three-awn
260PoaBouteloua aristidoides var. aristidoidesneedle grama
261PoaBromus madritensis ssp. rubens*red brome
262PoaCenchrus echinatus*southern sandbur
263PoaCynodon dactylon*Bermuda grass
264PoaFestuca octoflorahairy six-weeks fescue
265PoaHilaria rigidabig galleta
266PoaHordeum murinum*foxtail barley
267PoaLeptochloa fusca ssp. uninerviaMexican sprangletop
268PoaPennisetum setaceum*fountain grass
269PoaPhalaris minor*little-seed canarygrass
270PoaPolypogon monspeliensis*rabbits-foot grass
271PoaSchismus barbatus*Mediterranean schismus
272TheDichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatumblue dicks


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