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  • Native Herbal Plants - Qualifying for GreenBridgesTM Gardens
    for Maricopa County, Arizona by Kirti Mathura
    February 2021

    Trees
    Bursera microphylla – elephant tree
    Celtis reticulata (C. laevigata var. reticulata) – netleaf hackberry
    Chilopsis linearis – desert-willow
    Dodonaea viscosa - hopbush
    Juniperus monosperma – one-seed juniper
    Olneya tesota – Ironwood
    Parkinsonia florida (Cercidium floridum) – blue palo verde
    Parkinsonia microphylla (C. microphyllum) – little-leaf palo verde, foothills palo verde
    Populus fremontii – Fremont cottonwood
    Prosopis glandulosa – western honey mesquite
    Prosopis pubescens – screwbean mesquite
    Prosopis velutina (P. juliflora) – velvet mesquite
    Quercus emoryi – Emory oak
    Rhus ovata – sugar sumac
    Senegalia greggii (Acacia greggii) - catclaw acacia
    Vachellia farnesiana (Acacia farnesiana, A. smallii) – sweet acacia
    Vauquelinia californica – Arizona rosewood
    Zizyphus obtusifolia – grey-thorn

    Tree Parasite
    Phorodendron californicum – desert mistletoe

    Shrubs
    Aloysia wrightii – Wright's bee brush, oreganillo
    Ambrosia ambrosiodes – canyon ragweed
    Ambrosia deltoidea - triangle-leaf bursage
    Asclepias linaria – pineleaf milkweed
    Asclepias subulata – desert milkweed
    Atriplex canescens – fourwing saltbush
    Atriplex lentiformis – quailbush
    Baccharis salicifolia –
    Calliandra eriophylla – pink fairyduster
    Capsicum annuum var. aviculare – chiltepin
    Celtis pallida (C. ehrenbergiana) – desert hackberry
    Canotia holacantha – crown of thorns
    Dalea pulchra – indigo-bush
    Dasylirion wheeleri – desert spoon
    Encelia farinosa – brittlebush
    Ephedra nevadensis - Mormon-tea, joint-fir
    Ephedra viridis - Mormon-tea, joint-fir
    Ericameria laricifolia – turpentine bush
    Eriogonum fasciculatum v. poliofolium – flattop buckwheat
    Eriogonum wrightii – Wright’s buckwheat
    Fallugia paradoxa – apache plume
    Fouquieria splendens – ocotillo
    Guttierezia sarothrae – broom snakeweed
    Hyptis emoryi – desert-lavender
    Justicia californica - chuparosa
    Krameria sp. – ratany
    Larrea tridentata – creosote bush
    Lycium berlandieri – Berlandier’s wolfberry
    Lycium exsertum – thornbush, tomatillo
    Lycium fremontii – Fremont thornbush, wolfberry
    Mahonia haematocarpa (Berberis haematocarpa) – red barberry
    Poliomintha incana – hoary rosemarymint
    Rhus aromatica (R. trilobata) – skunkbush, lemonadebush
    Rhus microphylla – desert sumac
    Salvia dorrii – desert sage
    Salvia pachyphylla – blue sage
    Simmondsia chinensis – jojoba
    Tecoma stans – yellow bells
    Tessaria sericea – arrow-weed

    Perennials
    Acourtia wrightii (Perezia wrightii) - brownfoot
    Ambrosia ambrosioides - canyon bursage, canyon ragweed
    Artemisia ludoviciana – western mugwort
    Asclepias angustifolia – narrow-leaf milkweed, Arizona milkweed
    Baileya multiradiata – desert-marigold
    Berlandiera lyrata – chocolate flower
    Bouteloua curtipendula – sideoats grama
    Bouteloua gracilis – blue grama
    Datura wrightii – sacred datura
    Dichelostemma capitatum (D. pulchellum) – blue dicks, brodaea
    Erigeron divergens – fleabane
    Gaillardia aristata -
    Glandularia gooddingii (Verbena gooddingii) – Goodding-verbena
    Lesquerella fendleri – Fendler's bladderpod
    Menodora scabra – rough menodora
    Mirabilis longiflora – sweet four o’clock
    Mirabilis multiflora – desert four o’clock, Colorado four o’clock
    Monarda fistulosa – horsemint, wild beebalm
    Monardella arizonica – Arizona monardella
    Muhlenbergia rigens – deer grass
    Nolina microcarpa - beargrass
    Oenothera caespitosa – white tufted evening-primrose
    Oenothera elata – Hooker’s evening-primrose
    Penstemon eatonii – firecracker penstemon
    Penstemon fendleri – Fendler penstemon
    Penstemon palmeri – Palmer penstemon, scented penstemon
    Plumbago scandens – white plumbago
    Porophyllum gracile - odora
    Rumex hymenosepala -
    Senecio flaccidus (Senecio douglasii) - threadleaf ragwort
    Senna covesii - desert senna
    Sphaeralcea ambigua – globemallow
    Thymophylla pentachaeta (Dyssodia pentachaeta) – golden fleece, dogbane
    Zinnia acerosa – desert zinnia

    Annuals
    Eschscholzia california ssp. mexicana – Mexican gold poppy
    Gaillardia pulchella – blanketflower, firewheel
    Helianthus annuus – wild sunflower
    Lupinus succulentus – arroyo lupine
    Machaeranthera tanacetifolia - tansyleaf aster
    Monorda citriodora – lemon beebalm
    Monarda pectinata – spotted beebalm
    Phacelia crenulata - cleftleaf wildheliotrope
    Phacelia distans - distant phacelia
    Polanisia dodecandra - clammyweed
    Proboscidia parviflora – devil’s claw
    Salvia columbariae – desert chia
    Uropappus lindleyi (Mircroseris lindleyi) - silverpuffs
    Verbesina encelioides – crownflower, añil del muerto

    Groundcovers
    Anemopsis californica – yerba mansa, yerba del manzo

    Vines
    Aristolochia watsonii – pipevine, snakeroot, Indian root
    Clematis drummondii – virgin’s bower, old man’s beard
    Lonicera arizonica – Arizona honeysuckle
    Passiflora arizonica – fetid passion flower
    Passiflora bryonioides – cupped passion flower
    Passiflora mexicana – Mexican passion flower
    Sarcostemma cynanchoides – milkweed vine
    Vitis arizonica – Canyon Grape

    Cacti & Succulents (and semi-succulents)
    Agave chrysantha – yellow-flowered agave
    Agave deserti – desert agave
    Agave murpheyi – Hohokam agave, Murphey’s agave
    Agave palmeri – Palmer’s agave
    Agave parryi – Parry’s agave
    Carnegiea gigantea – saguaro
    Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa. – buckhorn cholla
    Cylindropuntia bigelovii – teddy bear cholla
    Cylindropuntia fulgida – chain-fruit cholla
    Dudleya saxosa ssp. collomiae – rock-echeveria
    Echinocereus engelmannii – Engelmann’s hedgehog cactus
    Ferocactus acanthodes (F. cylindraceous) – compass barrel
    Ferocactus wislizeni – fishhook barrel
    Jatropha cardiophylla – limber bush
    Mammillaria grahamii – fishhook pincushion cactus
    Opuntia englemannii – Engelmann’s prickly-pear
    Peniocereus greggii – Arizona queen of the night
    Yucca baccata – banana yucca
    Yucca elata – soaptree yucca
  • FYI, let your friends and neighbors know two great Master Gardener ONLINE classes coming up soon for gardening for wildlife:

    "Landscaping for Birds" will help you turn your yard into a natural resort for feathered friends! It’s easy to create an inviting environment for birds ( and other delightful creatures) using an exciting array of native and desert adapted plants. Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Coordinator, will show you how to provide a combination of plants that will provide food, shelter, and nesting opportunities for year-round activity.

    Landscaping for Birds ONLINE
    Paste this link into your browser for a ticket:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desert-institute-of-gardening-online-l...
    Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. (optional 30-minute Ask a Master Gardener time after the presentation)
    Taught by Maricopa County Smartscape Program Coordinator Kirti Mathura
    Public, Master Gardeners & Master Gardener Associates ticket price is $10 each from EventBrite

    Sign up for the class presented ONLINE (using Zoom for presentation) on Sunday, May 31, 2-4 p.m. A reminder with the link to the class and handouts will be sent 24 hours in advance to all who have registered. An open-mic Q&A with a Master Gardener will be offered after class for all who have questions. We want you to get as close to an in-person experience as possible!

    Future ONLINE class:
    Pollinator Gardens that Survive Arizona Summers ONLINE
    Paste this link into your browser to get a ticket and reserve your space:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dig-online-pollinator-gardens-that-sur...

    Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. (with an optional 30-minute Ask a Master Gardener time after the presentation)
    Learn more about Pollinators in our Sonoran desert: local bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths & bats.
    Learn which landscape plants adapted to the Sonoran desert are appropriate for pollinators and survive our summer heat.
    Get a plant list specific to the pollinators you wish to invite to your yard. Learn how to deal with pests & insects without pesticides!

    A reminder with the link to the class and handouts will be sent 24 hours in advance to all who have registered.
    Taught by Master Gardener Lee Ann Aronson
    Public, Master Gardeners or Master Gardener Associates ticket price is $10 each

    Julie Knapp, Master Gardener
    DIG Committee, Master Gardener Advisory Board
    If you have questions about DIG classes, please contact me at julieknapp@email.arizona.edu
    Desert Institute of Gardening Online: Landscaping For Birds
    You can learn how to improve your landscape to bring native birds flocking to your yard.
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