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 ...more ↓

Small
Candle Cholla 1
Cylindropuntia kleiniae
Small
walkingstick cactus 2
Cylindropuntia imbricata spinosior
Small
Havard's Century Plant 3
Agave havardiana
Small
tree cholla 4
Cylindropuntia imbricata
Small
Christmas cholla 5
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis
Small
Palmer's agave 6
Agave palmeri
Small
Texas sotol 7
Dasylirion texanum
Small
Wheeler sotol 8
Dasylirion wheeleri
scarlet hedgehog cactus
Echinocereus coccineus
Small
ocotillo 9
Fouquieria splendens
Small
New Mexico False Yucca 10
Hesperaloe funifera
Small
sacahuista 11
Nolina microcarpa
Small
red yucca 3
Hesperaloe parviflora
Small
claret-cup hedgehog 13
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
purple prickly pear
Opuntia macrocentra
Small
soaptree yucca 14
Yucca elata
Small
banana yucca 15
Yucca baccata
Small
Engelmann's prickly pear 11
Opuntia engelmannii
Small
brown-spined prickly-pear 11
Opuntia phaeacantha
Small
Great Plains yucca 16
Yucca glauca
Small
broadleaf milkweed 17
Asclepias latifolia
Small
golden columbine 18
Aquilegia chrysantha
Small
common yarrow 19
Achillea millefolium
Small
Threadleaf Giant Hyssop 20
Agastache rupestris
Small
southwestern prickly poppy 21
Argemone pleiacantha
mosquito plant
Agastache cana
Small
Beautiful Indian Paintbrush 22
Castilleja pulchella
Small
horsetail milkweed 23
Asclepias subverticillata
Small
showy milkweed 24
Asclepias speciosa
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lyre-leaf greeneyes 25
Berlandiera lyrata
Small
butterfly milkweed 27
Asclepias tuberosa
Small
Garrett's California Fuchsia 28
Epilobium canum garrettii
Small
sacred datura 29
Datura wrightii
Small
Rocky Mountain bee plant 30
Peritoma serrulata
Small
Engelmann Daisy 31
Engelmannia peristenia
Small
Blanket Flowers 33
Gaillardia
Small
purple prairie clover 34
Dalea purpurea
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common sunflower 35
Helianthus annuus
Small
Maximilian sunflower 36
Helianthus maximiliani
Small
prairie sunflower 37
Helianthus petiolaris
Small
showy goldeneye 8
Heliomeris multiflora
Small
dotted gayfeather 38
Liatris punctata
Small
blackfoot daisy 39
Melampodium leucanthum
Small
Tahoka daisy 40
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
Small
wild bergamot 41
Monarda fistulosa
Small
clockweed 42
Oenothera lindheimeri
Small
Colorado four o'clock 43
Mirabilis multiflora
Small
bigfruit evening primrose 44
Oenothera macrocarpa
pitcher sage
Salvia azurea grandiflora
Small
Palmer's penstemon 45
Penstemon palmeri
Small
Rocky Mountain penstemon 46
Penstemon strictus
woolly paperflower
Psilostrophe tagetina
Small
upright prairie coneflower 40
Ratibida columnifera
Small
Rue 47
Ruta graveolens
Small
Darcy's Sage 48
Salvia darcyi
Small
Badlands Mule-ears 3
Scabrethia scabra
Small
threadleaf groundsel 49
Senecio flaccidus
Small
goldenrods 50
Solidago
pricklyleaf dogweed
Thymophylla acerosa
Small
globemallows 51
Sphaeralcea
Small
white heath aster 52
Symphyotrichum ericoides
Small
Greenthread 53
Thelesperma filifolium
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Slender Vervain 54
Verbena rigida
Small
Rocky Mountain zinnia 55
Zinnia grandiflora
Small
cowpen daisy 49
Verbesina encelioides
Small
Indian ricegrass 56
Achnatherum hymenoides
Purple Muhly
Muhlenbergia rigida
Small
sideoats grama 57
Bouteloua curtipendula
Small
purple three-awn 58
Aristida purpurea
Small
Bush Muhly 59
Muhlenbergia porteri
Small
blue grama 60
Bouteloua gracilis
Small
deergrass 61
Muhlenbergia rigens
Small
switchgrass 62
Panicum virgatum
Small
James' galleta 63
Hilaria jamesii
Small
little bluestem 64
Schizachyrium scoparium
Small
Indiangrass 52
Sorghastrum nutans
Small
sand dropseed 22
Sporobolus cryptandrus
Small
alkali sacaton 65
Sporobolus airoides
Small
big sacaton 66
Sporobolus wrightii
Small
Mexican feathergrass 67
Nassella tenuissima
Small
Wright's beebrush 23
Aloysia wrightii
Small
Utah serviceberry 55
Amelanchier utahensis
Small
Wright's Desert Honeysuckle 68
Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii
Small
leadplant 69
Amorpha canescens
Small
desert false indigo 70
Amorpha fruticosa
Small
sand sagebrush 14
Artemisia filifolia
Small
fourwing saltbush 71
Atriplex canescens
Small
Shadscale 22
Atriplex confertifolia
Small
desert broom 72
Baccharis sarothroides
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Butterfly bush 73
Buddleja davidii
Small
hairy mountain mahogany 74
Cercocarpus montanus paucidentatus
Small
Woolly Butterflybush 75
Buddleja marrubiifolia
Small
yellow bird-of-paradise shrub 76
Erythrostemon gilliesii
Small
Curl-leaf mountain-mahogany 22
Cercocarpus ledifolius
Small
fernbush 59
Chamaebatiaria millefolium
Small
eastern Mojave buckwheat 77
Eriogonum fasciculatum polifolium

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