List by Scientific Name - List by Common Name

Partial List of Plants of the Sonoran Desert
Species list grouped by Family

Acanthaceae (acanthus family)

Adoxaceae (adoxa family)

Aizoaceae (aizoon family)

Amaranthaceae (amaranth family)

Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis family)

Anacardiaceae (cashew family)

Apiaceae (carrot family)

Apocynaceae (dogbane family)

Apodanthaceae (stemsucker family)

Arecaceae (palm family)

Aristolochiaceae (birthwort family)

Asparagaceae (asparagus family)

Asteraceae (sunflower family)

Berberidaceae (barberry family)

Bignoniaceae (bignonia family)

Boraginaceae (borage family)

Brassicaceae (mustard family)

Burseraceae (torch-wood family)

Cactaceae (cactus family)

Campanulaceae (bellflower family)

Cannabaceae (hemp family)

Capparaceae (caper family)

Caryophyllaceae (pink family)

Cleomaceae (cleome family)

Commelinaceae (spiderwort family)

Convolvulaceae (morning glory family)

Crassulaceae (orpine family)

Crossosomataceae (crossosoma family)

Cucurbitaceae (gourd family)

Cupressaceae (cypress family)

Cyperaceae (sedge family)

Ephedraceae (ephedra family)

Euphorbiaceae (spurge family)

Fabaceae (bean family)

Fagaceae (beech family)

Fouquieriaceae (ocotillo family)

Gentianaceae (gentian family)

Geraniaceae (geranium family)

Grossulariaceae (currant family)

Hydrocharitaceae (waterweed family)

Iridaceae (iris family)

Juncaceae (rush family)

Koeberliniaceae (koeberlinia family)

Krameriaceae (ratany family)

Lamiaceae (mint family)

Lennoaceae (lennoa family)

Liliaceae (lily family)

Linaceae (flax family)

Loasaceae (stick leaf family)

Lythraceae (loosestrife family)

Malpighiaceae (malpighia family)

Malvaceae (mallow family)

Marsileaceae (water-clover family)

Martyniaceae (devil's claw family)

Molluginaceae (carpet-weed family)

Montiaceae (miners lettuce family)

Moraceae (mulberry family)

Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)

Oleaceae (olive family)

Onagraceae (evening primrose family)

Orobanchaceae (broomrape family)

Oxalidaceae (oxalis family)

Papaveraceae (poppy family)


Phrymaceae (monkey-flower family)

Plantaginaceae (plantain family)

Plumbaginaceae (leadwort family)

Poaceae (grass family)

Polemoniaceae (phlox family)

Polygalaceae (milkwort family)

Polygonaceae (buckwheat family)

Portulacaceae (purslane family)

Potamogetonaceae (pondweed family)

Primulaceae (primrose family)

Pteridaceae (brake family)

Ranunculaceae (ranunculus family)

Resedaceae (mignonette family)

Rhamnaceae (buckthorn family)

Rosaceae (rose family)

Rubiaceae (madder family)

Ruppiaceae (ditch-grass family)

Rutaceae (citrus family)

Salicaceae (willow family)

Santalaceae (sandalwood family)

Sapindaceae (soapberry family)

Saururaceae (lizard-tail family)

Selaginellaceae (spike-moss family)

Simaroubaceae (quassia family)

Simmondsiaceae (jojoba family)

Solanaceae (nightshade family)

Talinaceae (talinum family)

Tamaricaceae (tamarisk family)

Typhaceae (cattail family)

Urticaceae (nettle family)

Urticaceae ( nettle family)

Verbenaceae (verbena family)

Zygophyllaceae (caltrop family)

*Species page has photo(s).