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
Echinocereus coccineus
ocotillo 9
Fouquieria splendens
New Mexico False Yucca 10
Hesperaloe funifera
sacahuista 11
Nolina microcarpa
red yucca 3
Hesperaloe parviflora
claret-cup hedgehog 13
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
purple prickly pear
Opuntia macrocentra
soaptree yucca 14
Yucca elata
banana yucca 15
Yucca baccata
Engelmann's prickly pear 11
Opuntia engelmannii
brown-spined prickly-pear 11
Opuntia phaeacantha
Great Plains yucca 16
Yucca glauca
broadleaf milkweed 17
Asclepias latifolia
golden columbine 18
Aquilegia chrysantha
common yarrow 19
Achillea millefolium
Threadleaf Giant Hyssop 20
Agastache rupestris
southwestern prickly poppy 21
Argemone pleiacantha
mosquito plant
Agastache cana
Beautiful Indian Paintbrush 22
Castilleja pulchella
horsetail milkweed 23
Asclepias subverticillata
showy milkweed 24
Asclepias speciosa
lyre-leaf greeneyes 25
Berlandiera lyrata
butterfly milkweed 27
Asclepias tuberosa
Garrett's California Fuchsia 28
Epilobium canum garrettii
sacred datura 29
Datura wrightii
Rocky Mountain bee plant 30
Peritoma serrulata
Engelmann Daisy 31
Engelmannia peristenia
Blanket Flowers 33
Gaillardia
purple prairie clover 34
Dalea purpurea
common sunflower 35
Helianthus annuus
Maximilian sunflower 36
Helianthus maximiliani
prairie sunflower 37
Helianthus petiolaris
showy goldeneye 8
Heliomeris multiflora
dotted gayfeather 38
Liatris punctata
blackfoot daisy 39
Melampodium leucanthum
Tahoka daisy 40
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
wild bergamot 41
Monarda fistulosa
clockweed 42
Oenothera lindheimeri
Colorado four o'clock 43
Mirabilis multiflora
bigfruit evening primrose 44
Oenothera macrocarpa
pitcher sage
Salvia azurea grandiflora
Palmer's penstemon 45
Penstemon palmeri
Rocky Mountain penstemon 46
Penstemon strictus
woolly paperflower
Psilostrophe tagetina
upright prairie coneflower 40
Ratibida columnifera
Rue 47
Ruta graveolens
Darcy's Sage 48
Salvia darcyi
Badlands Mule-ears 3
Scabrethia scabra
threadleaf groundsel 49
Senecio flaccidus
goldenrods 50
Solidago
pricklyleaf dogweed
Thymophylla acerosa
globemallows 51
Sphaeralcea
white heath aster 52
Symphyotrichum ericoides
Greenthread 53
Thelesperma filifolium
Slender Vervain 54
Verbena rigida
Rocky Mountain zinnia 55
Zinnia grandiflora
cowpen daisy 49
Verbesina encelioides
Indian ricegrass 56
Achnatherum hymenoides
Purple Muhly
Muhlenbergia rigida
sideoats grama 57
Bouteloua curtipendula
purple three-awn 58
Aristida purpurea
Bush Muhly 59
Muhlenbergia porteri
blue grama 60
Bouteloua gracilis
deergrass 61
Muhlenbergia rigens
switchgrass 62
Panicum virgatum
James' galleta 63
Hilaria jamesii
little bluestem 64
Schizachyrium scoparium
Indiangrass 52
Sorghastrum nutans
sand dropseed 22
Sporobolus cryptandrus
alkali sacaton 65
Sporobolus airoides
big sacaton 66
Sporobolus wrightii
Mexican feathergrass 67
Nassella tenuissima
Wright's beebrush 23
Aloysia wrightii
Utah serviceberry 55
Amelanchier utahensis
Wright's Desert Honeysuckle 68
Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii
leadplant 69
Amorpha canescens
desert false indigo 70
Amorpha fruticosa
sand sagebrush 14
Artemisia filifolia
fourwing saltbush 71
Atriplex canescens
Shadscale 22
Atriplex confertifolia
desert broom 72
Baccharis sarothroides
Butterfly bush 73
Buddleja davidii
hairy mountain mahogany 74
Cercocarpus montanus paucidentatus
Woolly Butterflybush 68
Buddleja marrubiifolia
yellow bird-of-paradise shrub 75
Erythrostemon gilliesii
Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany 22
Cercocarpus ledifolius
fernbush 59
Chamaebatiaria millefolium
eastern Mojave buckwheat 76
Eriogonum fasciculatum polifolium

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