En EspaŅol
Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Mr. Smarty Plants - Information for native garden in Guadalajara, Mexico

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Monday - July 24, 2006

From: Guadalajara, Other
Region: Other
Topic: Non-Natives
Title: Information for native garden in Guadalajara, Mexico
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I am trying to start up my native garden in Guadalajara Mexico but have not been able to find many databases or info. Any advice or suggestions?

ANSWER:

The internet seems to be sadly lacking in databases for Mexican plants. I have found one, Arboles y Arbustos de la Ciudad de Queretaro. Since Queretaro is only about 360 km east of Guadalajara, most of the trees and shrubs shown in the database would probably be suitable for Guadalajara. Print guides to the flora of Mexico in English or Spanish also seem to be in short supply. A Handbook of Mexican Roadside Flora by Charles and Patricia Mason, University of Arizona Press, 1987 with a key, line drawings, and some distribution information is out of print. There are used copies available but they are rather expensive. You might be able to find a copy in a library, perhaps at Universidad de Guadalajara.

One possible source for information on local plants in Guadalajara is Parque Metropolitano. The Mexico Tourism Board web page has this to say about Parque Metropolitano:
"One of Guadalajara’s first ecological areas to look after the conservation of the region’s flora and fauna. It’s also a relaxing place to do family outings and various sports and recreational activities. Located on Avenida Beethoven in the La Estancia neighborhood."

Another possible resource is faculty in Biologicas Agropecuarias at Universidad de Guadalajara.

 

More Non-Natives Questions

Non-native Indian Hawthorn leaves yellowing
March 15, 2009 - I live in Mississippi. My Indian Hawthorn's leaves are not as green as they were when I purchased the plant, and several are turning yellow with brown spots on them. What should I do?
view the full question and answer

Use of non-native pothos for outside wall from Las Vegas NV
January 05, 2014 - I am in Las Vegas, NV. I live in a cottage-style apartment so I have a north facing porch with no one on the west so I get some there (and have an inherited cactus probably a yard all round) I would ...
view the full question and answer

How to produce ivy with large, green leaves
May 25, 2007 - How can I keep an Ivy green? When it was purchased it was green and had BIG leaves. How can I get the leaves to grow big again and get it green?
view the full question and answer

A non-native Japanese Maple for Branchburg NJ
May 12, 2010 - I am landscaping around my house and am looking for a tree that wont eventually grow too large. I thought maybe a bloodgood Japanese maple. Any suggestions would help
view the full question and answer

Removal of non-native zoysia grass from Burgettstown PA
September 12, 2013 - What is the most effective method of killing zoysia grass? We bought a house that sits in the center of four acres of mature zoysia. It looks beautiful, however, despite our best efforts at "weeding...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center