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Tohono Chul Park, Inc.

Tohono Chul Park is a leading center of desert nature, arts and culture. This oasis in the desert, provides an informative look at the region's fascinating cultural traditions and its even more interesting flora and fauna. The mission of Tohono Chul Park is to enrich people's lives by providing them the opportunity to find peace and inspiration in a place of beauty, to experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert, and to gain knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of the region. TCP is a 49 acre desert preserve with nature trails, demonstration and specialty gardens, education programming and art and cultural exhibits pertaining to the Sonoran desert region and promoting the use of arid-adapted plants.

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Acaciella angustissimaPrairie Acacia
Fern Acacia
Whiteball Acacia
Prairie Wattle
White-ball Acacia
Agave palmeriPalmer's Century Plant
Palmer Agave
Blue Century Plant
Allium macropetalumLargeflower Onion
Large-petal Onion
Desert Onion
Desert Onion Lily
Amoreuxia palmatifidaMexican Yellowshow
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa
Lizard Tail
Anisacanthus puberulusDwarf Desert Honeysuckle
Pinky Anisacanthus
Pinkie Anisacanth
Aquilegia chrysanthaGolden Columbine
Yellow Columbine
Southwestern Yellow Columbine
Aquilegia coeruleaColorado Blue Columbine
Rocky Mountain Columbine
Aquilegia triternataChiricahua Mountain Columbine
Arbutus arizonicaArizona Madrone
Arbutus xalapensisTexas Madrone
Texas Arbutus
Astrolepis integerrimaHybrid Cloakfern
Asclepias linariaPine-needle Milkweed
Needle-leaf Milkweed
Astrolepis sinuataWavy Scaly Cloakfern
Bursera microphyllaElephant Tree
Capsicum annuumChile Pequin
Chile Petin
Bird Pepper
Turkey Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Clematis drummondiiOld Man's Beard
Drummond's Clematis
Texas Virgin's Bower
Goat's Beard
Crossosoma bigeloviiCrossosoma
Ragged Rockflower
Diospyros texanaTexas Persimmon
Mexican Persimmon
Black Persimmon
Chapote Prieto
Erysimum capitatumSand-dune Wallflower
Western Wallflower
Prairie Rocket
Fouquieria splendensOcotillo
Devil's Walking Stick
Fraxinus gooddingiiGoodding Ash
Goodding's Ash
Heuchera sanguineaCoralbells
New Mexican Coralbells
Arizona Coralbells
Hilaria belangeriCurly Mesquite Grass
Curly Mesquite
Iris missouriensisRocky Mountain Iris
Western Blue Flag
Merremia dissectaAlamo Vine
Noyau Vine
Correhuela De Las Doce
Menodora longifloraShowy Menodora
Menodora scabraRough Menodora
Mirabilis longifloraSweet Four O'Clock
Long-flowered Four O'Clock
Mirabilis multifloraColorado Four O'Clock
Oenothera caespitosaTufted Evening Primrose
Gumbo Evening Primrose
Gumbo Lily
Fragrant Evening Primrose
Parthenium incanumMariola
Penstemon ambiguusPink Plains Penstemon
Pink Plains Beardtongue
Gilia Penstemon
Gilia Beardtongue
Sand Penstemon
Sand Beardtongue
Penstemon angustifoliusBroadbeard Penstemon
Broadbeard Beardtongue
Whorled Penstemon
Whorled Beardtongue
Penstemon baccharifoliusRock Penstemon
Rock Beardtongue
Cut-leaf Penstemon
Cut-leaf Beardtongue
Baccharis-leaf Penstemon
Baccharis-leaf Beardtongue
Penstemon barbatusScarlet Bugler
Beard-lip Penstemon
Beard-lip Beardtongue
Red Penstemon
Red Beardtongue
Goldenbeard Penstemon
Goldenbeard Beardtongue
Saint Joseph's Staff
Varita De San Jose
Penstemon centranthifoliusScarlet Bugler
Penstemon clevelandiiCleveland's Penstemon
Cleveland's Beardtongue
Penstemon cobaeaPrairie Penstemon
Prairie Beardtongue
Foxglove Penstemon
Foxglove Beardtongue
False Foxglove
Large-flowered Penstemon
Large-flowered Beardtongue
Cobaea Penstemon
Cobaea Beardtongue
Wild Foxglove
Penstemon confertusYellow Penstemon
Yellow Beardtongue
Penstemon crandalliiCrandall's Penstemon
Crandall's Beardtongue
Penstemon cyananthusWasatch Penstemon
Wasatch Beardtongue
Platte River Penstemon
Platte River Beardtongue
Penstemon dasyphyllusCochise Penstemon
Cochise Beardtongue
Penstemon fendleriFendler's Penstemon
Fendler's Beardtongue
Fendler Penstemon
Fendler Beardtongue
Purple Foxglove
Peniocereus greggiiNightblooming Cereus
Night-blooming Cereus
Penstemon grandiflorusLarge Penstemon
Large Beardtongue
Large-flower Penstemon
Large-flower Beardtongue
Large-flowered Penstemon
Large-flowered Beardtongue
Penstemon grinnelliiGrinnell's Penstemon
Grinnell's Beardtongue
Penstemon heterophyllusBunchleaf Penstemon
Bunchleaf Beardtongue
Foothill Penstemon
Foothill Beardtongue
Penstemon jamesiiJames's Penstemon
James's Beardtongue
James Penstemon
James Beardtongue
Penstemon labrosusSan Gabriel Penstemon
San Gabriel Beardtongue
Southern Scarlet Penstemon
Southern Scarlet Beardtongue
Penstemon leiophyllusSmoothleaf Penstemon
Smoothleaf Beardtongue
Penstemon parryiParry's Penstemon
Parry's Beardtongue
Penstemon pachyphyllusThickleaf Penstemon
Thickleaf Beardtongue
Penstemon pinifoliusPine-needle Penstemon
Pine-needle Beardtongue
Penstemon procerusLittleflower Penstemon
Littleflower Beardtongue
Penstemon pseudospectabilisDesert Penstemon
Desert Beardtongue
Rosy Desert Penstemon
Rosy Desert Beardtongue
Canyon Penstemon
Canyon Beardtongue
Mohave Penstemon
Mohave Beardtongue
Penstemon rydbergiiRydberg's Penstemon
Rydberg's Beardtongue
Penstemon secundiflorusSidebells Penstemon
Sidebells Beardtongue
Penstemon smalliiSmall's Penstemon
Small's Beardtongue
Penstemon strictusRocky Mountain Penstemon
Rocky Mountain Beardtongue
Penstemon subulatusHackberry Penstemon
Hackberry Beardtongue
Penstemon superbusSuperb Penstemon
Superb Beardtongue
Penstemon thompsoniaeThompson's Penstemon
Thompson's Beardtongue
Penstemon thurberiThurber's Penstemon
Thurber's Beardtongue
Sand Penstemon
Sand Beardtongue
Penstemon triflorusHill Country Penstemon
Hill Country Beardtongue
Scarlet Penstemon
Scarlet Beardtongue
Heller's Penstemon
Heller's Beardtongue
Penstemon venustusVenus Penstemon
Venus Beardtongue
Penstemon virgatusUpright Blue Penstemon
Upright Blue Beardtongue
Penstemon whippleanusWhipple's Penstemon
Whipple's Beardtongue
Penstemon wrightiiWright's Penstemon
Wright's Beardtongue
Wright Penstemon
Wright Beardtongue
Robinia neomexicanaNew Mexico Locust
Southwestern Locust
Ruellia nudifloraViolet Ruellia
Common Wild Petunia
Violet Wild Petunia
Wild Petunia
Hierba De La Calentura
Salvia arizonicaArizona Sage
Desert Indigo Sage
Salvia henryiCrimson Sage
Salazaria mexicanaMexican Bladdersage
Bladder Sage
Paper Bag Bush
Sabal mexicanaTexas Palm
Texas Palmetto
Mexican Palm
Mexican Palmetto
Rio Grande Palmetto
Victoria Palmetto
Palma De Micharos
Sabal palmettoCabbage Palmetto
Cabbage Palm
Simmondsia chinensisJojoba
Quinine Plant
Stanleya pinnataDesert Princes' Plume
Golden Princes' Plume
Golden Desert Plume
Sentinel Of The Plains
Stenocereus thurberiOrganpipe Cactus
Organ-pipe Cactus
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