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Chihuahuan Desert

This EPA Level III ecoregion encompasses all or part of 16 counties in the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. The Chihuahuan Desert extends across southern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona and northern Mexico. In Texas, this ecoregion covers roughly the same area as the Texas Parks & Wildlife Departmentís Trans-Pecos vegetative region. This collection lists only those taxa found in the Texas portion of the Chihuahuan Desert ecoregion.

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Bothriochloa hybridaHybrid Beardgrass
Bowlesia incanaHoary Bowlesia
Bothriochloa laguroidesSilver Bluestem
Silver Beardgrass
Bothriochloa laguroides ssp. torreyanaSilver Bluestem
Silver Beardgrass
Silver Beard Grass
Boerhavia linearifoliaNarrowleaf Spiderling
Bouchea linifoliaGroovestem Bouchea
Flaxleaf Bouchea
Bonamia ovalifoliaBigpod Lady's Nightcap
Bouteloua ramosaChino Grama
Bonamia repensCreeping Lady's Nightcap
Bouteloua rigidisetaTexas Grama
Bouvardia ternifoliaScarlet Bouvardia
Firecracker Bush
Trompetilla
Clavillo
Bouteloua trifidaRed Grama
Bouteloua unifloraOneflower Grama
Bromus anomalusNodding Brome
Bromus ciliatusFringed Brome
Brickellia coulteriCoulter's Brickellbush
Coulter's Brickellia
Brickellia dentataLeafy Brickellbush
Brickellia eupatorioidesFalse Boneset
Brickelliastrum fendleriFendler's Brickellbush
Brickellia grandifloraTasselflower Brickellbush
Large-flower Brickelbush
Brickellia laciniataSplitleaf Brickellbush
Bromus lanatipesWoolly Brome
Brickellia veronicifolia var. petrophilaVeronicaleaf Brickellbush
Buchnera americanaAmerican Bluehearts
Bluehearts
Bulbostylis capillarisDensetuft Hairsedge
Hair-sedge
Buddleja marrubiifoliaWoolly Butterflybush
Butterfly Bush
Woolly Butterfly-bush
Buddleja racemosaWand Butterfly-bush
Wand Butterflybush
Buddleja scordioidesEscobilla Butterflybush
Escobilla
Carlowrightia arizonicaArizona Wrightwort
Arizona Carlowrightia
Calylophus berlandieriBerlandier's Sundrops
Square-bud Primrose
Sundrops
Calylophus berlandieri ssp. berlandieriBerlandier's Sundrops
Drummond Sundrops
Square-bud Primrose
Calylophus berlandieri ssp. pinifoliusBerlandier's Sundrops
Square-bud Primrose
Sundrops
Square-bud Day-primrose
Carphochaete bigeloviiBigelow's Bristlehead
Bigelow Bush
Cabomba carolinianaCarolina Fanwort
Green Cabomba
Fish-grass
Washington-grass
Carolina Watershield
Washington-plant
Calliandra confertaRio Grande Stickpea
Fairy Duster
Carex emoryiEmory Sedge
Emory's Sedge
Castela erectaGoatbush
Castela erecta ssp. texanaTexan Goatbush
Goat-bush
Allthorn Goatbush
Amargoso
Carex frankiiFrank's Sedge
Calamovilfa giganteaGiant Sandreed
Prairie Sandreed
Calylophus hartwegiiHartweg's Sundrops
Western Primrose
Calylophus hartwegii ssp. fendleriHartweg's Sundrops
Calylophus hartwegii ssp. filifoliusHartweg's Sundrops
Calylophus hartwegii ssp. hartwegiiHartweg's Sundrops
Calylophus hartwegii ssp. maccartiiMaccart's Sundrops
Calylophus hartwegii ssp. pubescensHartweg's Sundrops
Grand Prairie Evening Primrose
Callitriche heterophyllaTwo-headed Water-starwort
Callitriche heterophylla ssp. heterophyllaTwo-headed Water-starwort
Varied-leaved Water-starwort
Diverse-leaved Water-starwort
Carex hystericinaBottlebrush Sedge
Carya illinoinensisPecan
Castilleja integraWholeleaf Indian Paintbrush
Squawfeather
Callirhoe involucrataWinecup
Purple Poppy Mallow
Castilleja integra var. integraWholeleaf Indian Paintbrush
Callirhoe involucrata var. linearilobaWhite Poppymallow
Winecup
Poppy Mallow
White Winecup
Purple Poppy Mallow
Castilleja lanataSierra Woolly Indian Paintbrush
Woolly Paintbrush
Calylophus lavandulifoliusLavenderleaf Sundrops
Lavendar-leaf Sundrops
Lavender-leaf Primrose
Callirhoe leiocarpaTall Poppymallow
Annual Winecup
Tall Poppy-mallow
Tall Poppy Mallow
Carlowrightia linearifoliaHeath Wrightwort
Cardamine macrocarpa var. texanaTexas Bittercress
Castilleja mexicanaMexican Indian Paintbrush
Carex microdontaLittletooth Sedge
Carex planostachysCedar Sedge
Castilleja purpureaPrairie Paintbrush
Downy Indian Paintbrush
Purple Paintbrush
Lemon Paintbrush
Purple Painted Cup
Castilleja purpurea var. purpureaPurple Paintbrush
Purple Prairie Painbrush
Prairie Paintbrush
Downy Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja rigidaRigid Indian Paintbrush
Campanula rotundifoliaBluebell Bellflower
Bluebell Of Scotland
Bluebell
Harebell
Witches' Thimble
Calylophus serrulatusYellow Sundrops
Yellow Evening Primrose
Plains Evening Primrose
Calystegia sepiumHedge False Bindweed
Hedge Bindweed
Carlowrightia serpyllifoliaTrans-pecos Wrightwort
Castilleja sessilifloraDowny Painted Cup
Downy Paintbrush
Great Plains Paintbrush
Great Plains Indian-paintbrush
Catalpa speciosaNorthern Catalpa
Catalpa Tree
Cigar Tree
Indian Bean
Carlowrightia texanaTexas Wrightwort
Carex tetrastachyaBritton's Sedge
Carlowrightia torreyanaTorrey's Wrightwort
Calycoseris wrightiiWhite Tackstem
Centaurea americanaAmerican Basket-flower
American Star-thistle
Basket-flower
Star Thistle
Shaving Brush
Basket Flower
Centaurium beyrichiiMountain Pink
Meadow Pink
Catchfly
Quinineweed
Centaurium calycosumArizona Centaury
Shortflower Centaury
Rosita
Buckley Centaury
Cercis canadensisEastern Redbud
Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. mexicanaMexican Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensisTexas Redbud
Ceratophyllum demersumCoon's Tail
Cenchrus echinatusSouthern Sandbur
Celtis ehrenbergianaDesert Hackberry
Spiny Hackberry
Shiny Hackberry
Granjeno
Huasteco
Centella erectaErect Centella
Erect Spadeleaf
Ceanothus fendleriFendler's Ceanothus
Fendler Ceanothus
Centaurium glanduliferumSticky Centaury
Ceanothus greggiiDesert Ceanothus
Ceanothus herbaceusPrairie Redroot
Smaller Redroot
Small Redroot
Inland Ceanothus
Fuzzy Ceanothus
Jersey Tea
Redroot
Celtis laevigataSugar Hackberry
Texas Sugarberry
Sugarberry
Southern Hackberry
Lowland Hackberry
Hackberry
Palo Blanco
Celtis laevigata var. reticulataNetleaf Hackberry
Netleaf Sugar Hackberry
Western Hackberry
Sugar Hackberry
Texas Sugarberry
Palo Blanco
Acibuche
Cercocarpus montanusAlderleaf Mountain Mahogany
Silverleaf Mountain Mahogany
Mountain Mahogany
Cercocarpus montanus var. argenteusSilver Mountain Mahogany
Silverleaf Mountain Mahogany
True Mountain Mahogany
Mountain Mahogany
Cephalanthus occidentalisCommon Buttonbush
Buttonbush
Button Willow
Honey Bells
Honeybells
Honey Balls
Honeyballs
Button-bush
Celastrus scandensAmerican Bittersweet
Cevallia sinuataStinging Serpent
Stinging Cevallia
Cenchrus spinifexGrass Bur
Coastal Sandbur
Field Sandspur
Southern Sandbur
Spiny Burrgrass
Chamaesyce acutaPointed Sandmat
Chamaesyce albomarginataWhitemargin Sandmat
Rattlesnake-weed
Cheilanthes alabamensisAlabama Lipfern
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