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Trans-Pecos

The Trans-Pecos area in Far West Texas is traversed by the eastern chain of the Rocky Mountains into the Basin and Range Province and is typical of the southwestern United States. Guadalupe Peak, having an elevation of 8,751 feet, of the Guadalupe Mountains, is the highest point in Texas. Surrounding peaks are El Capitan, Shumard, Bartlett, and Pine Top, all exceeding 8,000 feet. Mount Emory in the Chisos Mountains and Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains are 7,825 feet and 8,382 feet high, respectively. Notable canyons and gorges are Santa Elena, Boquillas, and Mariscal on the Big Bend of the Rio Grande; and McKittrick in the Guadalupe Mountains. Uplands soils are mostly light reddish brown to brown clay loams, clays, and sands over reddish, loamy to clayey, calcareous, gypsic or saline subsoils. These include many areas of shallow soils and rocklands. Sizeable areas of deep sands exist. Drainage is rapid in the mountains, slow in the basins, and absent in the bolsons.

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Abronia fragransFragrant verbena
Sand verbena
Snowball
Snowball sand verbena
Sweet sand-verbena
Abutilon fruticosumIndian mallow
Texas Indian mallow
Acacia angustissimaPrairie acacia
Fern acacia
Prairie wattle
Whiteball acacia
Acacia berlandieriGuajillo
Berlandier acacia
Thornless Catclaw
Mimosa Catclaw
Round-flowered Catclaw
Huajillla
Matoral
Acacia constrictaWhitethorn acacia
White-thorn acacia
Mescat acacia
Mescat wattle
Whitethorn
Vara Prieta
Chaparro Prieto
Acacia farnesianaHuisache
Sweet acacia
Mealy wattle
Acacia greggiiCatclaw acacia
Gregg acacia
Long-flower catclaw
Una de gato
Acacia greggii var. wrightiiCatclaw acacia
Catclaw
Wright acacia
Achillea millefoliumCommon yarrow
Yarrow
Milfoil
Western yarrow
Acacia rigidulaBlackbrush acacia
Blackbrush
Catclaw
Chaparro prieto
Gavia
Acacia roemerianaRoundflower catclaw
Round-flower catclaw
Roemer acacia
Catclaw
Roemer's acacia
Catclaw acacia
Acacia schaffneri var. bravoensisHuisachillo
Schaffner's wattle
Twisted acacia
Acourtia wrightiiBrownfoot
Pink perezia
Agave lechuguillaLechuguilla
Tula ixtle
Allium canadense var. canadenseCanada onion
Meadow garlic
Wild onion
Allium canadense var. mobilenseMeadow garlic
Wild onion
Allium coryiYellow-flowered onion
Yellowflower onion
Allium drummondiiDrummond's onion
Wild Garlic
Drummond wild onion
Aloysia gratissimaWhitebrush
Bee-brush
White-brush
Common bee-brush
Beebrush
Privet lippia
Aloysia wrightiiWright's beebrush
Wright's lippia
Amorpha fruticosaIndigo bush
False indigo bush
False indigo
Desert false indigo
Amblyolepis setigeraHuisache daisy
Butterfly daisy
Honey daisy
Amelanchier utahensisUtah service-berry
Utah serviceberry
Andropogon gerardiiBig bluestem
Turkeyfoot
Anisacanthus puberulusDwarf desert honeysuckle
Pinky Anisacanthus
Pinkie Anisacanth
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