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Perennial and Biennial Forbs Around Las Vegas
Vegetation Around Las Vegas, Species Index

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Common Scientific Family Form
African Rue Peganum harmala Caltrop (Zygophyllaceae) Forb, Perennial; Subshrub
Angelica, King's Angelica Angelica kingii Parsley (Apiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Angelica, Charleston Mountain Angelica Angelica scabrida Parsley (Apiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Arizona Skyrocket Ipomopsis arizonica Phlox (Polemoniaceae) Forb, Perennial
Bearpoppy, California Bearpoppy Arctomecon californica Poppy (Papaveraceae) Forb, Perennial
Bearpoppy, Desert Bearpoppy Arctomecon merriamii Poppy (Papaveraceae) Forb, Perennial
Biscuitroot, Alpine Biscuitroot Lomatium graveolens var. alpinum Parsley (Apiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Bladderpod, King Bladderpod Lesquerella kingii Mustard (Brassicaceae) Forb, Perennial
Blazingstar, Smoothstem Blazingstar Mentzelia laevicaulis Loasa (Loasaceae) Forb, Perennial
Blue-eyed Grass, Western Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum Iris (Iridaceae) Forb, Perennial
Breadroot, Indian breadroot Pediomelum castoreum Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Broom-rape, Clustered Broom-rape Orobanche fasciculata Broom-rape family (Orobanchaceae) Forb, Perennial
Broom-rape, Desert Broom-rape Orobanche cooperi Broom-rape family (Orobanchaceae) Forb, Perennial
Buckwheat, Shockley's Buckwheat Eriogonum shockleyi Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) Forb, Perennial
Buckwheat, Sulphur-flower Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum var. versicolor Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) Forb, Perennial
Buttercup, Alkali Buttercup Ranunculus cymbalaria Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) Forb, Perennial
Catchfly, Clokey's Catchfly Silene clokeyi Pink (Caryophyllaceae) Forb, Perennial
Cinquefoil, Woolly Cinquefoil Potentilla hippiana Rose (Rosaceae) Forb, Perennial
Clokey Egg Milkvetch Astragalus oophorus var. clokeyanus Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Columbine, Mancos Columbine Aquilegia micrantha Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) Forb, Perennial
Columbine, Western Columbine Aquilegia formosa Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) Forb, Perennial
Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Desert Trumpet Eriogonum inflatum Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) Forb, Perennial
Devil's Claw Proboscidea althaeifolia Sesame (Pedaliaceae) Forb, Perennial
Dock, Willow Dock Rumex salicifolius Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) Forb, Perennial
Dogbane, Spreading Dogbane Apocynum androsaemifolium Dogbane (Apocynaceae) Forb, Perennial; Subshrub
Dustymaiden, Douglas' Dustymaiden Chaenactis douglasii Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Elkweed Frasera speciosa Gentian (Gentianaceae) Forb, Perennial
Evening Primrose, California Evening Primrose Oenothera californica Evening Primrose (Onagraceae) Forb, Perennial
Evening Primrose, Howard's Evening Primrose Oenothera howardii Evening Primrose (Onagraceae) Forb, Perennial
Fagonbush, Sticky Fagonbush Fagonia pachyacantha Caltrop (Zygophyllaceae) Forb, Perennial
Flax, Lewis' Flax Linum lewisii Flax (Linaceae) Forb, Perennial
Frasera, Desert Frasera Frasera albomarginata Gentian (Gentianaceae) Forb, Perennial
Goldenrod, Rock Goldenrod Petradoria pumila Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Groundcherry, Yellow Nightshade Groundcherry Physalis crassifolia Nightshade (Solanaceae) Forb, Perennial
Groundsel, Lobeleaf Groundsel Packera multilobata Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Groundsel, Lobeleaf Groundsel Packera multilobata Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Jimson Weed, Datura Datura wrightii Nightshade (Solenaceae) Forb, Perennial
Knapweed, Russian Knapweed Acroptilon repens Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial; Subshrub
Larkspur, Desert Larkspur Delphinium parishii Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) Forb, Perennial
Lily, Desert Lily Hesperocallis undulata Lily (Liliaceae) Forb, Perennial
Linanthus, Nuttall's Linanthus Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. pubescens Phlox (Polemoniaceae) Forb, Perennial
Medick, Black Medick Medicago lupulina Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Melon, Coyote Gourd (Coyote Melon) Cucurbita palmata Gourd (Cucurbitaceae) Forb, Perennial
Milkvetch, Beckwith's Milkvetch Astragalus beckwithii Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Milkvetch, Clokey Milkvetch Astragalus aequalis Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Milkvetch, Crescent Milkvetch Astragalus amphioxys Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Milkvetch, Minthorn's Milkvetch Astragalus minthorniae Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias latifolia Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) Forb, Perennial
Milkweed, Desert Milkweed Asclepias erosa Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) Forb, Perennial
Milkweed, Fringed Twinevine Funastrum cynanchoides ssp. cynanchoides Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) Forb, Perennial, Vine
Milkweed, Hartweg's Twinevine Funastrum cynanchoides ssp. hartwegii Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) Forb, Perennial, Vine
Milkweed, Rush Milkweed Asclepias subulata Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) Forb, Perennial
Milkweed, Utah Swallow-Wort Cynanchum utahense Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) Forb, Perennial, Vine
Monardella, Mountain Monardella Monardella odoratissima Mint (Lamiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Monkeyflower, Seep Monkeyflower Mimulus guttatus Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Mullein, Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Mustard, Shortpod Mustard Hirschfeldia incana Mustard (Brassicaceae) Forb, Perennial
Nettle, Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica spp. holosericea Nettle (Urticaceae) Forb, Perennial
Nightshade, Silverleaf Nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium Nightshade (Solanaceae) Forb, Perennial
Oxytheca, Roundleaf Oxytheca Oxytheca perfoliata Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) Forb, Perennial
Penstemon, Firecracker Penstemon Penstemon eatonii Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Penstemon, Palmer's Penstemon Penstemon palmeri Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Penstemon, Rosy Pinto Penstemon Penstemon bicolor var. roseus Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Penstemon, Siler's Penstemon Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Penstemon, Yellow Pinto Penstemon Penstemon bicolor var. bicolor Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Penstemon, Utah Penstemon utahensis Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Perennial Buckwheats Eriogonum spp. Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) Forb, Perennial
Phacelia, Charleston Phacelia Phacelia hastata var. charlestonensis Waterleaf (Hydrophyllaceae) Forb, Perennial
Phacelia, Palmer's Phacelia Phacelia palmeri Waterleaf (Hydrophyllaceae) Forb, Perennial
Phlox, Dwarf Phlox Phlox condensata Phlox (Polemoniaceae) Forb, Perennial
Prairieclover, Searls' Prairieclover Dalea searlsiae Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Pricklypoppy, Flatbud Pricklypoppy Argemone munita Poppy (Papaveraceae) Forb, Perennial
Pricklypoppy, Mojave Pricklypoppy Argemone corymbosa Poppy (Papaveraceae) Forb, Perennial
Purslane, Sea Purslane Sesuvium verrucosum Ice Plant (Aizoaceae) Forb, Perennial
Ragwort, Smooth Threadleaf Ragwort Senecio flaccidus var. monoensis Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial; Subshrub
Ringstem, Valley Ringstem Anulocaulis annulatus Four O'Clock (Nyctaginaceae) Forb, Perennial
Rockspirea, Mat Rockspirea (Rock Mat) Petrophyton caespitosum Rose (Rosaceae) Forb, Perennial
Rubberweed, Cooper's Rubberweed Hymenoxys cooperi Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Sand Plant, Scaly-stemmed Sand Plant Pholisma arenarium Lennoa (Lennoaceae) Forb, Perennial
Sand Verbena, Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena Abronia nana var. covillei Four O'Clock (Nyctaginaceae) Forb, Perennial
Sand Verbena, Smallflower Sandverbena Tripterocalyx micranthus Four O'Clock (Nyctaginaceae) Forb, Perennial
Sandmat, Fendler's Sandmat Chamaesyce fendleri Spurge (Euphorbiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Sandmat, Whitemargin Sandmat Chamaesyce albomarginata Spurge (Euphorbiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Sandmat Chamaesyce spp. Spurge (Euphorbiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Shootingstar, Darkthroat Shootingstar Dodecatheon pulchellum Primrose (Primulaceae) Forb, Perennial
Silverleaf Sunray Enceliopsis argophylla Sunflower (Compositae) Forb, Perennial
Skeletonweed Eriogonum inflatum var. deflatum Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) Forb, Perennial
Speedwell, Water Speedwell Veronica anagallis-aquatica Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) Forb, Perennial
Springparsley, Widewing Springparsley Cymopterus purpurascens Parsley (Apiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Spurge, Horned Spurge Euphorbia brachycera Spurge (Euphorbiacea) Forb, Perennial
Sweetclover, Yellow Sweetclover Melilotus officinalis Pea (Fabaceae) Forb, Perennial
Thistle, Arizona Thistle Cirsium arizonicum Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Thistle, Clokey Thistle Cirsium clokeyi Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Thistle, Mojave Thistle Cirsium mohavense Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Thistle, New Mexico Thistle Cirsium neomexicanum Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Toadflax, Bastard Toadflax Comandra umbellata Sandalwood (Santalaceae) Forb, Perennial; Subshrub
Toothleaf, Annual Toothleaf Stillingia spinulosa Spurge (Euphorbiaceae) Forb, Perennial
Twinpod, Chambers Twinpod Physaria chambersii Mustard (Brassicaceae) Forb, Perennial
Twistflower, Heartleaf Twistflower Streptanthus cordatus Mustard (Brassicaceae) Forb, Perennial
Violet, Charleston Mountain Violet Viola charlestonensis Violet (Violaceae) Forb, Perennial
Violet, Northern Bog Violet Viola nephrophylla Violet (Violaceae) Forb, Perennial
Wallflower, Western Wallflower Erysimum capitatum Mustard (Brassicaceae) Forb, Perennial
Watercress Nasturtium officinale Mustard (Brassicaceae) Forb, Perennial
Wild Cabbage, Thickstem Wild Cabbage Caulanthus crassicaulis Mustard (Brassicaceae) Forb, Perennial
Wirelettuce, Small Wirelettuce Stephanomeria exigua Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial
Whitetop, Tall Whitetop Lepidium latifolium Mustard (Brassicaceae) Forb, Perennial
Woolly Bluestar (Amsonia) Amsonia tomentosa Dogbane (Apocynaceae) Forb, Perennial
Unidentified Aster Unidentified Aster Sunflower (Asteraceae) Forb, Perennial

 
Names generally follow the USDA database.
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