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Yuman Garden

The Yuman desert, with its senita cactus (Pachycereus schottii), chain-fruit cholla (Cylindropuntia fulgida) and drought resistant trees, is a subdivision (Jaeger) of the larger Sonoran Desert. This garden replicates the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument area of southwestern Arizona. The monument is one of the few places in the United States where organ pipe cacti (Stenocereus thurberi) are found.

Botanical Name Common Name Family
Ambrosia deltoidea Triangle Leaf Bursage Asteraceae
Amsonia grandiflora Arizona Blue Star Apocynaceae
Anisacanthus thurberi Desert Honeysuckle Acanthaceae
Celtis pallida Desert Hackberry Ulmaceae
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. major Buckhorn Cholla, Major Cholla Cactaceae
Cylindropuntia fulgida var. fulgida Chain Fruit Cholla Cactaceae
Dodonaea viscosa Hopbush Sapindaceae
Echinocereus nicholii Golden Hedgehog Cactaceae
Encelia farinosa Brittlebush Asteraceae
Haplophyton crooksii Cockroach Plant Apocynaceae
Hibiscus coulteri Desert Rose-mallow Malvaceae
Jatropha cardiophylla Limberbush Euphorbiaceae
Justicia californica Chuparosa Acanthaceae
Larrea tridentata Creosote Bush Zygophyllaceae
Lycium exsertum Arizona Desert Thorn, Little-leaf Wolfberry Solanaceae
Mammillaria thornberi Thornber Pincushion Cactus Cactaceae
Parkinsonia florida Blue Palo Verde Fabaceae
Parkinsonia microphylla Little-leaf Palo Verde Fabaceae
Parthenium incanum Mariola Asteraceae
Senegalia greggii (syn. Acacia greggii) Cat’s Claw Acacia Fabaceae
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