Plants, by Family

Comprehensive Plant List .XLS File
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Agavaceae (agave)


 Alliaceae (onion)


Anacardiaceae (sumac)


Apiaceae (parsley)

  • Cymopterus acaulis, Fendler's spring-parsley, Biscuitroot
  • Cymopterus terebinthinus, Skeletonleaf rock-parsley
  • Lomatium parryi, Parry's biscuitroot, Utah desertparsley

Asclepiadaceae (milkweed)

  • Asclepias asperula, Spider milkweed
  • Asclepias cryptocerus, Pallid milkweed
  • Asclepias macrosperma, Milkweed

Asteraceae (sunflower)


Berberidaceae (barberry)


Boraginaceae (forget-me-not)


Brassicaceae (mustard)


Cactaceae (cactus)


Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle)


Caryophyllaceae (pink)

  • Arenaria fendleri, Fendler's sandwort

Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot)


Cleomaceae (cleome) (formerly with capparaceae)


Cupressaceae (cypress)


Ephedraceae (ephedra)


Equisetaceae (horsetail)


Euphorbiaceae (spurge)


Fabaceae (pea)

  • Astragalus chamaeleuce, Cicada milkvetch
  • Astragalus coltonii, Moab milkvetch
  • Astragalus cymboides, Canoe milkvetch
  • Astragalus desperatus, Rimrock milkvetch
  • Astragalus lentinginosus, Freckled milkvetch
  • Astragalus mollissimus, Wooly locoweed
  • Astragalus nuttallianus, Smallflowered milkvetch
  • Astragalus pruesii, Preuss' milkvetch

Fabaceae (pea) continued


Fagaceae (beech)

  • Quercus eastwoodiae
  • Quercus gambelii, Gambel oak
  • Quercus turbinella, Sonoran scrub oak
  • Quercus welshii, Shinnery oak

Gentianaceae (gentian)

  • Swertia utahensis, Utah swertia

Geraniaceae (geranium)


Hydrangeaceae (hydrangia)


Hydrophyllaceae (waterleaf)


Liliceae (lily)


Linaceae (flax)


Loasaceae (eveningstar)

  • Mentzelia albicaulis, Whitestem blazingstar

Malvaceae (mallow)


Nyctaginaceae (four o'clock)

  • Abronia argillosa, Clay sand verbena
  • Mirabilis linearis, Narrowleaf four o'clock
  • Mirabilis multiflora, Showy four o'clock

Oleaceae (olive)


Onagraceae (evening primrose)


Pinaceae (pine)


Poaceae (grass)

  • Bouteloua barbata, Six-weeks grama
  • Bouteloua curtipendula, Side oats grama
  • Bromus tectorum, Cheatgrass
  • Distichilis spicata, Desert saltgrass
  • Eremopyrum triteceum, Annual wheatgrass
  • Phragmites australis, Common reed
  • Stipa commata, Needle-and-thread grass
  • Stipa hymenoides, Indian ricegrass

Polemoniaceae (phlox)


Polygonaceae (buckwheat)


Ranunculaceae (buttercup)

  • Clematis ligusticifolia, Western white clematis
  • Delphinium nuttallianum, Twolobe larkspur
  • Ranunculus testiculatus, Bur buttercup

Rosaceae (rose)


Rubiaceae (madder, bedstraw, coffee)

  • Galium multiflorum, Shrubby bedstraw

Salicaceae (willow)


Santalaceae (sandalwood)

  • Comandra umbellata, Bastard toadflax

Saxifragaceae (saxifrage)

  • Fendlera rupicola, Fendlerbush

Scrophulariaceae (snapdragon)


Tamaricaceae (tamarisk)


Typhaceae (cattail)

  • Typha domingensis, Common cattail

Ulmaceae (elm)

  • Celtis reticulata, Netleaf hackberry