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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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Amphiachyris amoenaTexas Broomweed
Ambrosia artemisiifoliaAnnual Ragweed
Short Ragweed
Amsonia ciliataFringed Bluestar
Bluestar
Texas Bluestar
Ammannia coccineaValley Redstem
Scarlet Tooth-cup
Ambrosia confertifloraWeakleaf Bur Ragweed
Weak Leaved Burweed
Slimleaf Bursage
Amphiachyris dracunculoidesPrairie Broomweed
Broomweed
Amorpha fruticosaIndigo Bush
False Indigo Bush
False Indigo
Desert False Indigo
Amsonia longifloraTubular Bluestar
Trumpet Slimpod
Amsonia longiflora var. longifloraTubular Bluestar
Trumpet Slimpod
Amsonia longiflora var. salpignanthaTubular Bluestar
Trumpet Slimpod
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermediaCommon Fiddleneck
Intermediate Fiddleneck
Amaranthus palmeriCarelessweed
Amaranthus polygonoidesTropical Amaranth
Amaranthus powelliiPowell's Amaranth
Green Amaranth
Powell's Smooth Amaranth
Ammoselinum popeiPlains Sandparsley
Ambrosia psilostachyaCuman Ragweed
Western Ragweed
Perennial Ragweed
Common Ragweed
Amaranthus retroflexusRedroot Amaranth
Amaranthus scleropoidesBonebract Amaranth
Amblyolepis setigeraHuisache Daisy
Butterfly Daisy
Honey Daisy
Amsonia tharpiiFeltleaf Bluestar
Ambrosia trifidaGreat Ragweed
Giant Ragweed
Amelanchier utahensisUtah Serviceberry
Amoreuxia wrightiiWright's Yellowshow
Yellow-show
Anemone berlandieriTenpetal Anemone
Tenpetal Thimbleweed
Windflower
Southern Anemone
Granny's Nightcap
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa
Yerba-mansa
Lizard Tail
Anoda cristataCrested Anoda
Anemone edwardsianaEdwards Plateau Thimbleweed
Two-flowered Anemone
Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem
Tall Bluestem
Turkeyfoot
Andropogon glomeratusBushy Bluestem
Brushy Bluestem
Anulocaulis leiosolenusSouthwestern Ringstem
Anisacanthus linearisBig Bend Anisacanthus
Narrowleaf Desert Honeysuckle
Dwarf Anisacanthus
Chisos Anisacanthus
Anemia mexicanaMexican Fern
Mexican Flowering Fern
Antennaria parvifoliaSmall-leaf Pussytoes
Low Everlasting
Nuttall's Pussytoes
Anisacanthus puberulusDwarf Desert Honeysuckle
Pinky Anisacanthus
Pinkie Anisacanth
Ancistrocactus scheeriScheer's Fishhook Cactus
Androsace septentrionalisPygmyflower Rockjasmine
Northern Fairy Candelabra
Ancistrocactus tobuschiiTobusch Fishhook Cactus
Shorthook Fishhook Cactus
Anemone tuberosaTuber Anemone
Desert Anemone
Apocynum androsaemifoliumSpreading Dogbane
Bitterroot
Flytrap Dogbane
Apocynum cannabinumIndian Hemp
Prairie Dogbane
Hemp Dogbane
Dogbane
Aphanostephus ramosissimusPlains Dozedaisy
Lazy Daisy
Aphanostephus ramosissimus var. ramosissimusPlains Dozedaisy
Aphanostephus riddelliiRiddell's Dozedaisy
Lazy Daisy
Aphanostephus skirrhobasisLazy Daisy
Arkansas Lazy Daisy
Arkansas Doze-daisy
Apodanthera undulataMelon Loco
Aquilegia chrysanthaGolden Columbine
Yellow Columbine
Southwestern Yellow Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplineiChaplin's Yellow Columbine
Chaplin's Golden Columbine
Chaplin's Columbine
Chapline Columbine
Guadalupe Mountain Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyanaHinckley's Golden Columbine
Yellow Columbine
Hinckley Columbine
Capote Columbine
Aquilegia longissimaLongspur Columbine
Longspur Yellow Columbine
Argemone aeneaGolden Pricklypoppy
Golden Prickly Poppy
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