About This Blog


This blog is a permanent work in progress intended to serve as an inventory of the plant species documented on our properties in the Christmas Mountains by me and my sister, Andrea. The identifications are to the best of our current knowledge, and subject to change as we learn. And as we get better photos, I'll upgrade them. All photos are taken by us in the Christmas Mountains, unless stated otherwise. All nomenclatures are based on Dr. Michael Powell's 2018 "Flowering Plants of Trans-Pecos and adjacent areas." Input and corrections are welcome.

Acanthaceae

Hairy Tubetongue - Justica pilosella
Heath Wrightwort - Cartwightia linearifolia

Parry's Wild Petunia - Ruellia parryi

Amaranthaceae

Arizona Snakecotton - Froelichia arizonica

Texas Shrub - Iresine leptoclada
Torrey's Amaranth - Amaranthus torreyi 
Woolly Tidestromia - Tidestromia lanuginosa


Anacardiaceae

Evergreen Sumac - Rhus Virens

Littleleaf Sumac - Rhus microphylla

Asclepiadaceae


Antelope-horns  - Asclepias asperula
Net-vein Milkvine - Matelea reticulata
Pringle's Swallow-wort - Cynamchum pringlei
Side-cluster Milkweed - Asclepias oenotheroides

Talayote - Cynanchum unifarium

Torrey's Twinevine - Funastrum torreyi

Wavy-leaf Twinevine - Funastrum crispum

Asparagaceae

Beargrass - Nolina erumpens
Faxon's Yucca - Yucca faxoniana
Lechuguilla - Agave lechuguilla
Smooth Sotol - Dasylirion leiophyllum
Thompson's Yucca - Yucca thompsoniana
Torrey's Yucca - Yucca torreyi


Asteraceae

American Basketflower - Plectocarpus americanus

American Threefold - Trixis californica

Arizona Goldenaster -Heterotheca arizonica  

Blackfoot Daisy - Melampodium leucanthum

Chocolate Flower - Berlandiera purpurea

Colorado Greenthread - Thelesperma ambiguum

Common Broomweed - Gutierrezia sarothrae
Common Cinchweed - Pectis papposa grandis

Common Dogweed - Thymophylla penachaeta

Common Sneezeweed - Helenium microcephalum
Common Spiny Goldenweed - Xanthisma spinulosum

Coulter's False Conyza - Laƫnecia coulteri
Cowpen Daisy - Verbesina encelioides
Damienita - Chrysactinia mexicana
Desert Marigold - Baileyi multiradiata
Desert Zinnia - Zinnia acerosa

Dissected Conoclinium - Conoclinium dissectim

Fendler's Brickellbush - Brickelliastrum fendleri

Gray's Feverfew - Parthenium confertum

Gregg's Poreleaf - Porophyllum greggii

Guayule - Parthenium argentatum

Gumhead - Gymnosperma glutinosum
Hairyseed Picradeniopsis - Picradeniopsis absinthifolia

Heather-leaf Daisy - Caetopappa ericoides

Spring Rabbit-tobacco - Diaperia verna

Midwestern Gaillardia - Gaillardia pinnatifida

Parry's Rock Daisy - Perityle parryi

Plains Fleabane - Erigeron modestus
Tracy's Fleabane - Erigeron tracyi

Prickly Sowthistle - Sonchus asper

Prickly Dogweed - Thymophylla acerosa
Rag Sumpweed - Hedosyne ambrosifolia

Ragweed Parthenium - Parthenium hysterophorus

Shrubby Umbrella Thoroughwort - Koanophyllon solidaginifolium

Small-leaf Jefea - Jefea brevifolia

Stemmy Fournerved Daisy - Tetraneuris scaposa

Straggler's Daisy - Calyptocarpus vialis

Sunflower Goldeneye - Viguiera dentata

Threadleaf Groundsel - Senecio flaccidus

Trans-Pecos Poreleaf - Porophyllum scoparium
Uinta Ragwort - Packera millelobata
Upright Prairie Coneflower - Ratibida columnifera

Vasey's Rock Daisy - Perityle vaseyi

Texas Thistle- Cirsium texanum
White Sagebrush - Artemisia ludoviciana

Woolly Paper Flower - Psilostrophe tagetina

Wright's Acourtia - Acourtia Wrightii
Wright's Snakeroot - Ageratina wrightii