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Index of Plant Names by Scientific Name

This listing shows all of the plants in our database in order by Scientific Name. Click on the linked scientific name to view detailed information about that plant. You can also view a listing by Common Name.

Abutilon palmeri Superstition Mallow


Acacia constricta White Thorn Acacia

Acacia craspedocarpa Leather-Leaf Acacia

Acacia farnesiana Sweet Acacia

Acacia redolens Trailing Acacia

Acacia rigidula Blackbrush Acacia

Acacia salicina Willow Acacia

Acacia stenophylla Shoestring Acacia


Agave bovicornuta Lechuguilla Verde

Agave colorata Mescal Ceniza

Agave desmettiana Smooth Agave

Agave geminiflora Twin-flowered Agave

Agave parryi Parry's Agave

Agave vilmoriniana Octopus Agave

Agave weberi Weber's Agave

Aloe dawei Dawe's Aloe

Aloe ferox Cape Aloe

Aloe variegata Partridge Breast Aloe

Aloe vera Medicinal Aloe


Ambrosia deltoidea Triangleleaf Bursage


Antigonon leptopus Queen's Wreath

Asclepias subulata Desert Milkweed

Atriplex canescens Fourwing Saltbush

Baccharis hybrid Trailing Desert Broom

Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold

Bauhinia lunarioides Anacacho Orchid Tree


Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate Flower




Brahea armata Mexican Blue Palm

Buddleia marrubifolia Woolly Butterfly Bush

Bulbine frutescens Yellow Bulbine


Caesalpinia gilliesii Yellow Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia mexicana Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima Red Bird of Paradise

Calliandra californica Baja Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla Pink Fairy Duster


Celtis pallida Desert Hackberry

Celtis reticulata Canyon Hackberry

Cephalophyllum 'Red Spike' Red Spike Ice Plant

Cercidium hybrid Hybrid Palo Verde

Cercidium floridum Blue Palo Verde

Cercidium microphyllum Foothills Palo Verde


Cereus hildmannianus Hildmann's Cereus

Chamaerops humilis Mediterranean Fan Palm

Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow

Chorisia speciosa Silk Floss Tree



Convolvulus cneorum Bush Morning Glory


Cordia parvifolia Little-leaf Cordia

Coreopsis bigelovii Desert Coreopsis

Cosmos bippinnatus Southwestern Cosmos


Dalbergia sissoo Indian Rosewood


Dalea greggii Trailing Dalea

Dalea pulchra Bush Dalea





Dyssodia pentachaeta Golden Dyssodia


Echinocereus engelmannii Engelmann's Hedgehog





Erigeron divergens Spreading Fleabane






Euphorbia rigida Blue Euphorbia




Fraxinus greggii Little-leaf Ash

Gaillardia pulchella Blanket Flower


Gazania rigens Trailing Gazania

Gossypium harknessii San Marcos Hibiscus


Hamelia patens Firecracker Bush


Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian Sunflower

Hesperaloe funifera Giant Hesperaloe


Hymenoxys acaulis Angelita Daisy

Hyptis emoryi Desert Lavender

Jasminum mesnyi Primrose Jasmine





Lantana montevidensis Trailing Lantana

Larrea tridentata Creosote Bush

Leucophyllum candidum Violet Silverleaf












Malephora crocea Gray Ice Plant

Mascagnia macroptera Yellow Orchid Vine













Oenothera caespitosa Tufted Evening Primrose

Oenothera stubbei Saltillo Primrose

Olea europaea Fruitless Olive


Opuntia acanthocarpa Buckhorn Cholla

Opuntia basilaris Beavertail Prickly Pear

Opuntia engelmannii Engelmann's Prickly Pear


Opuntia robusta Giant Prickly Pear

Opuntia santa-rita Purple Prickly Pear


Pachycereus marginatus Mexican Fencepost

Papaver rhoeas Shirley Poppy




Penstemon eatonii Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon parryi Parry's Penstemon


Penstemon superbus Coral Penstemon

Phacelia campanularia Desert Bluebell

Phlomis fruticosa Jerusalem Sage

Pinus eldarica Afghan Pine

Pistacia chinensis Chinese Pistache





Plumbago scandens White Plumbago

Podranea ricasoliana Pink Trumpet Vine


Portulacaria afra Elephant's Food

Prosopis species Chilean Mesquite


Prosopis velutina Velvet Mesquite


Punica granatum Pomegranate



Rhus ovata Sugar Bush

Rosa banksiae Lady Banks' Rose



Ruellia brittoniana Purple Ruellia


Salvia clevelandii Chaparral Sage

Salvia coccinea Cherry Red Sage


Salvia farinacea Mealy Cup Sage

Salvia greggii Autumn Sage

Salvia leucantha Mexican Bush Sage


Senna covesii Desert Senna

Senna wislizenii Shrubby Senna



Sophora secundiflora Texas Mountain Laurel



Stipa tenuissima Mexican Thread Grass

Tagetes palmeri Mt. Lemmon Marigold

Tecoma hybrid Orange Bells

Tecoma stans v. angustata Arizona Yellow Bells

Tecomaria capensis Cape Honeysuckle



Tithonia rotundifolia Mexican Sunflower


Trichocereus huascha Argentine Hedgehog


Ulmus parvifolia Evergreen Elm

Ungnadia speciosa Mexican Buckeye

Vauquelinia californica Arizona Rosewood

Verbena gooddingii Goodding's Verbena

Verbena pulchella Moss Verbena




Yucca baccata Banana Yucca

Yucca elata Soaptree Yucca

Yucca pallida Paleleaf Yucca

Yucca rigida Blue Yucca

Zauschneria californica Hummingbird Trumpet


Zexmenia hispida Orange Zexmenia

Zinnia acerosa Desert Zinnia

Zinnia elegans x angustifolia Zinnia 'Profusion' Series

Zinnia grandiflora Prairie Zinnia