Official Plant List of the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program

Our plant list contains species suitable for the Middle Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque Metro Area, and East Mountains. It provides the approximate size, whether it is deciduous or evergreen, the best level of light exposure, water needs, the season in which the species flowers and/or fruits in ...more ↓

Candle Cholla 1
Cylindropuntia kleiniae
walkingstick cactus 2
Cylindropuntia imbricata spinosior
Havard's Century Plant 3
Agave havardiana
tree cholla 4
Cylindropuntia imbricata
Christmas cholla 5
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis
Palmer's agave 6
Agave palmeri
Texas sotol 7
Dasylirion texanum
Wheeler sotol 8
Dasylirion wheeleri
scarlet hedgehog cactus 9
Echinocereus coccineus
ocotillo 10
Fouquieria splendens
New Mexico False Yucca 11
Hesperaloe funifera
sacahuista 12
Nolina microcarpa
red yucca 3
Hesperaloe parviflora
claret-cup hedgehog 14
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
purple prickly pear
Opuntia macrocentra
soaptree yucca 15
Yucca elata
banana yucca 16
Yucca baccata
Engelmann's prickly pear 12
Opuntia engelmannii
brown-spined prickly-pear 12
Opuntia phaeacantha
Great Plains yucca 17
Yucca glauca
broadleaf milkweed 18
Asclepias latifolia
golden columbine 19
Aquilegia chrysantha
common yarrow 20
Achillea millefolium
Threadleaf Giant Hyssop 21
Agastache rupestris
southwestern prickly poppy 22
Argemone pleiacantha
mosquito plant
Agastache cana
Beautiful Indian Paintbrush 23
Castilleja pulchella
horsetail milkweed 24
Asclepias subverticillata
showy milkweed 25
Asclepias speciosa
lyre-leaf greeneyes 26
Berlandiera lyrata
butterfly milkweed 28
Asclepias tuberosa
Garrett's California Fuchsia 29
Epilobium canum garrettii
sacred datura 30
Datura wrightii
Rocky Mountain bee plant 31
Peritoma serrulata
Engelmann Daisy 32
Engelmannia peristenia
Blanket Flowers 34
Gaillardia
purple prairie clover 35
Dalea purpurea
common sunflower 36
Helianthus annuus
Maximilian sunflower 37
Helianthus maximiliani
prairie sunflower 38
Helianthus petiolaris
showy goldeneye 8
Heliomeris multiflora
dotted gayfeather 39
Liatris punctata
blackfoot daisy 40
Melampodium leucanthum
Tahoka daisy 41
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
wild bergamot 42
Monarda fistulosa
clockweed 43
Oenothera lindheimeri
Colorado four o'clock 44
Mirabilis multiflora
bigfruit evening primrose 45
Oenothera macrocarpa
Blue Sage 46
Salvia azurea grandiflora
Palmer's penstemon 47
Penstemon palmeri
Rocky Mountain penstemon 48
Penstemon strictus
woolly paperflower
Psilostrophe tagetina
upright prairie coneflower 41
Ratibida columnifera
Rue 49
Ruta graveolens
Darcy's Sage 50
Salvia darcyi
Desert Mule-ears 3
Scabrethia scabra
threadleaf groundsel 51
Senecio flaccidus
goldenrods 52
Solidago
pricklyleaf dogweed
Thymophylla acerosa
globemallows 53
Sphaeralcea
white heath aster 54
Symphyotrichum ericoides
Greenthread 55
Thelesperma filifolium
Slender Vervain 56
Verbena rigida
Rocky Mountain zinnia 57
Zinnia grandiflora
cowpen daisy 51
Verbesina encelioides
Indian ricegrass 58
Achnatherum hymenoides
Purple Muhly
Muhlenbergia rigida
sideoats grama 59
Bouteloua curtipendula
purple three-awn 60
Aristida purpurea
Bush Muhly 61
Muhlenbergia porteri
blue grama 62
Bouteloua gracilis
deergrass 63
Muhlenbergia rigens
switchgrass 64
Panicum virgatum
James' galleta 65
Hilaria jamesii
little bluestem 66
Schizachyrium scoparium
Indiangrass 54
Sorghastrum nutans
sand dropseed 23
Sporobolus cryptandrus
alkali sacaton 67
Sporobolus airoides
big sacaton 68
Sporobolus wrightii
Mexican feathergrass 69
Nassella tenuissima
Wright's beebrush 24
Aloysia wrightii
Utah serviceberry 57
Amelanchier utahensis
Wright's Desert Honeysuckle 70
Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii
leadplant 71
Amorpha canescens
desert false indigo 72
Amorpha fruticosa
sand sagebrush 15
Artemisia filifolia
fourwing saltbush 73
Atriplex canescens
Shadscale 23
Atriplex confertifolia
desert broom 74
Baccharis sarothroides
Butterfly bush 75
Buddleja davidii
hairy mountain mahogany 76
Cercocarpus montanus paucidentatus
Woolly Butterflybush 70
Buddleja marrubiifolia
yellow bird-of-paradise shrub 77
Erythrostemon gilliesii
Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany 23
Cercocarpus ledifolius
fernbush 61
Chamaebatiaria millefolium
eastern Mojave buckwheat 78
Eriogonum fasciculatum polifolium

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