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AgriLife Extension - Texas A & M System

An Illustrated Guide to Arizona Weeds, The University of Arizona Press

Arizona Cooperative Extension Home : Counties : Yavapai County Home

Flagstaff Aboretum

Flora of North America

Manual of Grasses for North America

National Park Service

New Mexico Rare Plants

Northern Arizona Flora

Northern Arizona Index of Plants

Oklahoma Biological Survey

Pima Community College Desert Ecology of Tucson, AZ

Southwest Colorado Wildflowers, Ferns, & Trees

The Jepson Herbarium

Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers

Southwest Environmental Information Network

University of Connecticut Plant Database

The University of Texas at Austin - Lady Bird Johson Wildflower Center

USDA Plant Database

US Forest Service

Utah State University Cooperative Extension

Utah Water Wise Plant Website


Western New Mexico University

WTU Image Collection: Plants of Washington


Alden, Peter and Peter Friederici. (1999). National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States. New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Bowers, Nora and Rick, and Tekiela, Stan. (2008). Wildflowers of Arizona Field Guide. Cambridge, Minnesota: Adventure Publications, Inc.

Brown, David E., Ed. (1994). Biotic Communities, Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press.

Busco, Janice and Morin, Nancy R. (2003). Native Plants for High-Elevation Western Gardens.  Published in Partnership with the Arboretum at Flagstaff. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing.

Carter, Jack L. and Martha A., and Stevens, Donna J. (2009). Common Southwestern Native Plants An Identification Guide. Silver City, New Mexico: Mimbres Publishing

Copple, R. F. and Aldous A. E. (1932). The Identification of Certain Native and Naturalized Grasses by their Vegetative Characters, Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, Kansas State Printing Plant.

Copple, R. F. and Pase, C. P. (1967). A Vegetative Key to Some Common Arizona Range Grasses, U.S. Forest Service Research Paper RM - 27.

Desert Botanical Garden Staff and Arizona Highways Staff. (2006). Arizona Wildflowers A Year-Round Guide to Nature’s Blooms. Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Highways Books.

Dunmire, William W. and Gail D. Tierney. (1997). Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners. Sante Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press.

Dunmire, William W. and Gail D. Tierney. (1995) Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province. Sante Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press.

Elmore, Francis H. and Jeanne R. Janish. (1976) Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands. Tucson, Arizona: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association.

Embertson, Jane. (1979). Pods Wildflowers and Weeds in Their Final Beauty. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Epple, Anne Orth and Lewis E. Epple. (1995). A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona. Helena, Montana: Falcon Publishing, Inc..

Gould, Frank W. (1993). Grasses of Southwestern United States, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 1951, Sixth Printing.
Irish, Mary. (2003). Arizona Gardener’s Guide. Nashville, Tennessee: Cool Springs Press.

Lamb, Samuel H. (1989). Woody Plants of the Southwest. Sante Fe, New Mexico: Sunstone Press.

Leithead, Horace L., Yarlett Lewis L., and Shiflet, Thomas N. (1971). 100 native forage grasses in 11 southern states, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Government Printing Office.

Little, Elbert L. (1999). National Audubon Society, Field Guide to Trees, Western Region.  New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

McDougall, W. B. (1973). Seed Plants of Northern Arizona, The Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

McVicar, Jekka. (2008). The Complete Herb Book. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books.

Mielke, Judy. (1993). Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press

Miller, George O. (1991). Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest. Stillwater, Minnesota: Voyageur Press.

Niehaus, Theodore F., Ripper, Charles L. and Savage, Virginia. (1984). Peterson Field Guides Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Petrides, George A. and Oliva Petrides (1992). The Peterson Field Guide Series, A Field Guide to Western Trees. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.  

Phillips, Judith ( 1995). Plants for Natural Gardens. Sante Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press.

Proctor, Rob and Denver Water, American Water Works Association. (1996). Xeriscape Plant Guide. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing.

Spellenberg, Richard. (2001). National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers Western Region. New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine (1995). Sunset Western Garden Book. Menlo Park, California, Sunset Publishing Corporation.

Stubbendieck, James., Hatch, Stephan L., Butterfield, Charles H. ( 1997). North American Range Plants, 5th ed., University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln NE.

Whitson, Tom D., Burrill, Larry C., Dewey, Steven A., Cudney, David W., Nelson, B.E., Lee, Richard D., Parker, Robert, Ball, Daniel A., Elmore, Clyde L., Lym, Rodney G., Morishita, Don W., Swan, Dean G. and Zollinger, Richard K. (2002). Weeds of the West. Jackson Wyoming: Western Society of Weed Science, The Western United States Land Grant Universities Cooperative Extension Services and the University of Wyoming.


Arizona Department of Water Resource, (2006). Prescott Active Management Area. Low Water Use Drought Tolerant Plant List.

Arizona Department of Water Resources. (1998). Tucson Active Management Area. Low-Water Use and Drought-Tolerant Plants.

Morgan , Steven H., Lefever, Melanie R., Hastings, Christy. ( 2001) . Wildscaping, A Central Arizona Highlands Native Planting Guide. Prescott, Arizona: Highlands Center for Natural History.

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